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.
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Intel hopes Moblin will serve as a "point of integration" for multiple subprojects. Current subprojects include:
Kernelplatform-specific kernel patches and drivers
GTK-based UI frameworkuses Hildon application framework, similar to Nokias Linux-based Web tablets
Power management policy projecta project that aims to provide a "comprehensive, robust, and extensible" framework for mobile device power management
Network profile managerdescribed as a unified, dynamic configuration system supporting the various protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.) used to connect mobile devices
Browserbased on Mozilla, but with a finger-driven UI and Hildon integration
Multimediaa "Moblin Media Artist" player offering a choice of gstreamer or Reals open-source Helix streaming frameworks
Image capturean image capture, management and sharing application for still and video images
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