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* [http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7797/1/ MeeGo Brings The Magic], Christopher Smart, Linux Magazine, 2010-06-02
 
* [http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7797/1/ MeeGo Brings The Magic], Christopher Smart, Linux Magazine, 2010-06-02
 
* [[MeeGo Review|Personal experience with MeeGo]] from an SIL user, 2010-06-13
 
* [[MeeGo Review|Personal experience with MeeGo]] from an SIL user, 2010-06-13
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== Developing for MeeGo ==
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MeeGo provides a comprehensive and polished [http://meego.com/developers SDK] for application developers. It is a large download but installs a fully-functioning MeeGo "chroot" on the developer's system, so that all building and simulation is done inside the chroot using the MeeGo tools and libraries. This is an innovative and powerful approach that will allow any Linux host to be used for development but which could feel a little restrictive to some people due to its separation from the rest of the user's system.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:02, 18 June 2010

Overview

MeeGo is a new Linux distribution targeting "platforms such as netbooks/entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, and media phones." It is the result of merging "the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia, into a single open source activity."

It uses the RPM packaging system, but is not based on any other Linux distribution. It favors the Qt GUI framework, but GTK+ is fully supported as well. Existing Linux desktop applications need only very minor alteration to port them to MeeGo.

MeeGo has considerable support from mobile hardware vendors and various types of open-source software companies. It is in many ways a direct competitor to Android.

Reviews

Developing for MeeGo

MeeGo provides a comprehensive and polished SDK for application developers. It is a large download but installs a fully-functioning MeeGo "chroot" on the developer's system, so that all building and simulation is done inside the chroot using the MeeGo tools and libraries. This is an innovative and powerful approach that will allow any Linux host to be used for development but which could feel a little restrictive to some people due to its separation from the rest of the user's system.