Maemo Harmattan keynote at GCDS
Many of you already have heard the news: Maemo Harmattan will base its application framework in Qt while keeping most of the Fremantle middleware based on GNOME technologies. The goal is to offer an open, efficient and compelling Linux mobile stack with a cross-platform Qt API used also by Symbian and available in other mobile and traditional operating systems. Hopefully a successful step helping free software projects collaborating with each other and also helping free software developers reaching millions of potential users.
At a personal level it was a pleasure and a honor to explain these news to the GNOME and KDE communities in the same place and at the same time in the first day of the first joint Desktop Summit ever! Hopefully the work Nokia is putting in Harmattan will benefit KDE, GNOME and specially freedesktop.org, that common meeting point in need of so much love.
There is not much time (and even less bandwidth) to blog extensively in the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, but here you have the main sources I’m aware of:
- audio (25 mins, untested due to slow connection – hopefully works)
- talk.maemo.org discussion. I’m concentrating my comments on feedback there.
- Vincent blogging from a GNOME point of view
- Der Standard was the first media reporting
- Slashdot picked it up
Catch me up and let’s talk!
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Tags: development, freedesktop.org, gcds, GNOME, KDE, maemo, Nokia, Qt, Symbian