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AllLinuxDevices: TrollTech's Qt/Embedded: "Consumer-oriented finish" for Handheld Linux

Sep 25, 2000, 11:34 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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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