Nokia and Intel are making a preview of the MeeGo mobile phone software available to developers.
Nokia and Intel have made a preview of the MeeGo mobile phone software
available to developers.
In a June
30 blog post, Valtteri Halla of the MeeGo technical steering group
announced "'Day 1' of the MeeGo
Handset user experience project.
Indeed, as of June 30, "Handset-specific [MeeGo] source code ... will
be opened to the developer community to access, contribute to and participate
in," a Nokia spokesperson said, according to InfoWorld. This release will
allow developers to work toward the first official release of MeeGo v1.1 for
Handsets, which is expected in October. "This move illustrates continued
MeeGo momentum and marks the first MeeGo code supporting a touch
environment," the spokesperson said.
The MeeGo Handset Day 1 code is based on a new MeeGo Touch user interface
framework and includes a set of MeeGo-compliant APIs.
MeeGo is a Linux-based open-source mobile operating system project that
debuted in February as a joint project of Intel and Nokia. The project aims to "merge
the efforts of Intel on Moblin and of Nokia on Maemo into one project. It is hosted
by the Linux Foundation," says Wikipedia.
In the blog post, Halla and co-author Imad Sousou (who also is in the MeeGo
technical steering group), said:
"Today, the handset baseline
source code is available to the development community. This code is being
actively developed as MeeGo 1.1, which is scheduled for release in October. The
team has been preparing MeeGo Gitorious
with all the sources and infrastructure to perform the weekly builds for MeeGo
1.1 development. The MeeGo UI team has also been busy creating the handset reference
user experience and preparing the MeeGo UI design
principles and interaction guidelines. This milestone marks the completion
of the merger of Moblin and Maemo as major architecture decisions and technical
selections have been determined. Today, we are also opening the MeeGo Build Infrastructure.
The MeeGo Project Handset Day 1
-MeeGo APIs, incorporating Qt and MeeGo
Touch UI Framework (MTF)
-Subset of the handset reference UI
◦Status Bar: clock, network,
Bluetooth, 3G connection, notifications, and battery charge
◦Applications: Dialer, SMS, Browser,
Contacts, and Photo Viewer
-MeeGo Core OS (including the middleware components)
-Hardware adaptation support for Intel
Atom-based handset (Moorestown) and ARM-based Nokia N900"
The MeeGo Handset Day 1 code is available for immediate download at meego.com.
Interested developers can preview the code and
try it out using Aava Mobile or the Nokia N900. A video on MeeGo 1.1 is