Harmattan demo – Widgets Gallery on N900

February 16, 2010 by

The source code for many components of Harmattan release have been released yesterday at gitorious. That is great if one is interested in digging through the code or compiling it. For those who just want a quick test drive there is demo available for N900. It is actually rather simple:

  1. Click this link.
  2. Follow the installation steps
  3. Launch “Widgets Gallery” from launcher

Easy, enjoy, but beware, this is rather heavy, prefer WLAN.

Announcing the Open Source release of the Harmattan UI Framework

February 15, 2010 by

At last year’s Maemo Summit, we released a limited technical preview of the upcoming Harmattan UI Framework.

Today, we are releasing the entire UI framework as Open Source with a permissive LGPL license. The Harmattan UI Framework highlights include:

  • A fully finger optimized UI with kinetics and multitouch
  • Built on the latest Qt technologies, including the Qt Graphics View and Animation frameworks
  • High performance OpenGL application rendering and window composition
  • Support for cross platform application development wherever Qt runs, today this includes Linux, Mac OS X and Windows
  • Developed in an open source manner

We are quite excited about the last point in particular. As the Maemo 6 UI Framework is still a work in progress, not only will you be able to follow the progress, you have the possibility to influence and contribute to the project as well. The day-to-day development will take place in full public view, at qt.gitorious.org/maemo-6-ui-framework

The components released today include:

If you have a Nokia N900 and are feeling brave, there are now packages available in the extras-devel repository of Widgets Gallery, our Maemo 6 UI components demo application. Libdui and the included demo application can also be compiled on standard Linux, Mac and Windows desktops provided Qt 4.6 is installed. So try it out, and let us know what you think!


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