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OpenMoko Linux Mobile Phone Ditches GTK+, Gets Qt and E17

May 24, 2008, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

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"OpenMoko develops completely open Linux-based mobile phones that can be modified and improved in the spirit of open source. OpenMoko's developer-oriented Neo1973 was released last year and the consumer model, called the FreeRunner, is expected to move into the mass production stage next month. Now, the company has radically reinvented its mobile software platform and is offering developers an early sneak peek of an alpha release that features Trolltech's Qtopia mobile technology and uses the Enlightenment e17 window manager.

"Although the OpenMoko application stack was originally built largely with GTK+ and GNOME mobile and embedded technologies, the developers have recently pursued a radical deviation from the original plan and are reshaping many aspects of the platform to make it more functional and responsive..."

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