Gtk+/MeeGo Handset bidders selected

The GNOME Foundation Board is happy to announce that following the call for bids for MeeGo/GTK+ integration work, Igalia was selected as the preferred bidder to perform the work set out.

We received a number of very interesting bids for the project, but Igalia’s bid was the one that focused the most on integrating elements of Hildon into GTK+ upstream. This should mean easier porting of older Hildon/Maemo applications to the new MeeGo Handset platform, as well as easier porting of existing desktop GTK+ applications to the handset.

Claudio Saavedra and Carlos García Campos will be the main developers working on the project, so expect regular updates on the advancement of the project on their respective blogs.

The GNOME Foundation Board would like to thank the bidders again for their interest in the project. Special thanks to Danielle Madeley, Murray Cumming, and Robert McQueen for their technical knowledge of the MeeGo Handset platform.

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  2. […] Gtk+/MeeGo Handset bidders selected The GNOME Foundation Board is happy to announce that following the call for bids for MeeGo/GTK+ integration work, Igalia was selected as the preferred bidder to perform the work set out. […]

  3. […] Following a donation of a large sum of money by Nokia, the GNOME Foundation have selected Igalia to conduct the work: “We received a number of very interesting bids for the project, but Igalia's bid was the one that focused the most on integrating elements of Hildon into GTK+ upstream. This should mean easier porting of older Hildon/Maemo applications to the new MeeGo Handset platform, as well as easier porting of existing desktop GTK+ applications to the handset.” Claudio Saavedra, one of the developers working on the project, said “will spend the next months trying to bring the best from the Hildon user experience to upstream GTK+, to make sure that the good old Maemo applications can be easily ported to GTK+”. Read more […]