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GTK+/MeeGo Handset integration work, call for bids

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The GNOME Foundation is looking for developers to enhance the developer experience of using GTK+ to port and create applications on MeeGo Handset devices.

Knowledge of the MeeGo Handset development process, and GTK+ internals will be required to carry out the work.

The tasks to be achieved are:

  • Ensure that GTK+ applications display as expected on the MeeGo Handset platform, including checking that fixes to the compositor are made if necessary.
  • Add to upstream GTK+ helper functionality to create stand-alone GTK+ applications to run on MeeGo.
  • Merge Hildon widgets functionality into GTK+ upstream, where it makes sense to do so.

The money available for the project is $50,000, and the bidder selection will be made by a group including professional consultants with GTK+ and MeeGo experience and GNOME Foundation Board members.

Bids should include:

  • Results of testing stock GTK+ applications on the MeeGo Handset platform
  • Details of your research into what GTK+ functionality needs to be added to ease porting of stock applications to MeeGo Handset.
  • The list of widgets and functionality ported from Hildon to upstream GTK+, including a review of how the functionality would be integrated (extending existing widgets, new widgets, etc.)
  • A time line and schedule for the whole project
  • References to previous MeeGo, MeeGo Handset, Maemo, or GTK+ work.

Note that the goal of the GNOME Foundation for this project is upstream acceptance of the various modifications made during the project.

Please send your proposals to board-list@gnome.org with the subject line “MeeGo Handset Bid”.