"They really want to see that there are some applications," said
Nord, who mentioned that TrollTech can already provide some of the
staples of any PDA, such as an address book, calendar. "We provide
a consumer-oriented finish to embedded Linux," he said.
"Though the actual KDE environment won't likely be showing
up in embedded devices soon because of its size and PC-oriented
framework, Nord says there are ports of KDE applications already in
the works, as well. Because KDE is developed with TrollTech's Qt,
Nord says, "porting KDE apps is very easy."
"TrollTech has also benefitted from the work being done by the
developer community built around the handhelds.org site, an effort
by Compaq to open their popular iPAQ to open source developers. At
the Embedded Systems Conference, they'll be showing off an iPAQ
that runs Embedded/Qt on top of the Linux port provided by the
handhelds.org hackers. The iPAQ, of course, also runs X on top of
that kernel, and can also run under PocketLinux."
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