GTK+/MeeGo Handset integration work, call for bids

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 with the subject line “MeeGo Handset Bid”.