Intel Launches Mobile Linux Initiative

 
 
By Henry Kingman  |  Posted 2007-07-16 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Intel unveils an ambitious project aimed at developing open-source software for mobile devices. (LinuxDevices.com)

Intel has unveiled an ambitious project aimed at developing open-source software for mobile devices. The Moblin project comprises a Linux kernel, user interface framework, browser, multimedia framework and embedded Linux image creation tools, along with developer resources such as documentation, mailing lists and an IRC channel. Intel aims a low-cost laptop at emerging markets. Click here to read more.
Intel hopes Moblin will serve as a "point of integration" for multiple subprojects. Current subprojects include:
  • Kernel—platform-specific kernel patches and drivers
  • GTK-based UI framework—uses Hildon application framework, similar to Nokias Linux-based Web tablets
  • Power management policy project—a project that aims to provide a "comprehensive, robust, and extensible" framework for mobile device power management
  • Network profile manager—described as a unified, dynamic configuration system supporting the various protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.) used to connect mobile devices
  • Browser—based on Mozilla, but with a finger-driven UI and Hildon integration
  • Multimedia—a "Moblin Media Artist" player offering a choice of gstreamer or Reals open-source Helix streaming frameworks
  • Image capture—an image capture, management and sharing application for still and video images Read the full story on LinuxDevices.com: Intel Launches Mobile Linux Initiative Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
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