Announcing the Open Source release of the Harmattan UI Framework

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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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10 Responses to “Announcing the Open Source release of the Harmattan UI Framework”

  1. Xruxa Says:

    No need to be too brave, the N900 demo works fine and is easy to install and uninstall. No need to flash or mangle your device any way.

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  6. habin Says:

    WOW so does that mean maemo 6 cn possibly deploid on N900?
    that would be real nice!!!

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  9. Murray Cumming Says:

    Is that bugtracker link still correct, or should bugs/patches be reported to the new Qt bug tracker? Note that you really need to add a link to a list (query) of _existing_ bugs to encourage open development.

  10. Tomas Says:

    The bugtracker link is still correct for now, we haven’t quite figured out which one we want to use in the long run. I’ve added the link to open bugs from the project description, thanks!

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