OpenMoko, the project that creates not only a Linux operating system for phones but the hardware to run it as well, has announced some major changes to its software stack. Traditionally a Gtk+ endeavour, this is all going to change rather drastically.The main changes are rather drastic, as you can see below:
- Switches the window manager from matchbox to Enlightenment (E17)
- Switches the main applications from the GTK-based (developed by Openmoko and OpenedHand) to Qtopia (but using X11, of course)
The switch to Enlightenment should not have been news to anyone now: Rasterman, the man behind the Enlightenment project, works for OpenMoko, after all. The announcement makes clear that despite the switch to Qt, Gtk+ applications will remain fully supported on OpenMoko phones.