Shouldn’t we talk?

The number of GNOME-Platform-based user interfaces (or “Desktop environments” if you prefer) for embedded devices is growing. AFAIK, those are the guys in the field:

We have different focuses: OLPC (Sugar) on education, ACCESS on PDAs, Maemo (Hildon Desktop) on Internet Tablets and OpenMoko on cellphones. However, I’m sure we have a lot to share and learn with each other in terms of architecture, UI framework, plugin systems, standards, code, ideas, and so forth.

I saw that (probably) there will be some talks related to those projects in GUADEC. This means that we will all be at the same place, at the same time, It’s a good oportunity for us to get together and talk! So, what do you think?

Update 1: It seems that some very interesting discussion among OLPC, Maemo and OpenEmbedded guys already took place during Bossa Conference. Good to know we’re already talking. :-)
Update 2: Someone commented that I should add LiMo Foundation to the list. Does anyone know if there will be anyone from LiMo at GUADEC?

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Lucas Rocha is just a brazilian guy who loves hacking and music. He lives in the frozen lands of Finland with his lovely wife Carol. He works for Nokia in the development of Hildon and Maemo. In his free time, he's a happy GNOME contributor. He has a mustache, a beard and big smile in his face.

3 thoughts on “Shouldn’t we talk?”

  1. Lucas,

    Except by Access, those guys just meet at BossaConference and many things were discussed.

    At kernel BOF, we discussed about tasks to make linux save energy… this was brought by OLPC.

    Python and GTK efficiency was also discussed since they’re used extensively by OLPC and might come in broader use in Maemo.

    OpenEmbedded, represented by Koen, said that they really want to help Maemo to build using OpenEmbedded, maybe through Mamona. But he also said that except by Devesh, no Nokia guy were interested in taking this ahead… a real shame.

    I wished that you and maybe other Maemo guys were here to help with discussions.

    BTW: may people were pleased with your work to make Maemo more fdo-compatible. Thanks!

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