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LinuxWorld.com.au: Lineo and Trolltech on embedded Linux

Nov 09, 2000, 16:21 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The end of October saw the release of Trolltech's (www.trolltech.com ) Qt/Embedded Linux development tool under the GNU General Public Licence. This will allow developers of embedded Linux devices use Qt/Embedded without the restriction of being unable to modify the source code. A well known developer of Embedded Linux systems is Lineo, which stands to benefit from this decision."

"LinuxWorld.com.au spoke to two key figures of this embedded Linux development: Warwick Allison - the project manager for Qt/Embedded at Trolltech; and Lyle Ball - the vice president of communications and co-founder of Lineo."

"As a start, both representatives were asked for their views on the embedded Linux market's current status. "The embedded Linux market is young but very exciting," said Trolltech's Allison. "We believe that the GUI has been the most lacking aspect of embedded Linux. Drawing directly on the strength of Qt on X11, Qt/Embedded is a total solution to that lack, and is available right now." Lineo also sees embedded Linux as a maturing technology, and according to Ball, "Lineo believes that this is the year for Linux to gain broad market share in the embedded system market. Lineo is aggressively developing technologies that extend Linux's ability to be used in more devices."

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