Hello people, as most of open source lovers I’m still trying to digest Nokia’s move to WP7. But although many are worried about the future of Meego or the Linux on mobiles, I’m quite confident.
First, as said before MeeGo is not just about Nokia or phones, it’s also being pushed as In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and is already adopted by BMW, which you can see daily contributions on projects such as ConnMan. So let’s not assume it is the end of the world given Nokia’s action.
Second, although Android and WebOS are indeed Linux since they use this kernel, we often want more traditional user-space stack, like MeeGo would be. For those, don’t loose hope! Today (Feb14, 2011) we got a major announcement at MWC by LiMo: LiMo Foundation Unveils LiMo 4. It’s based on X11, WebKit, GNOME and… EFL!
Wait? Where do you see EFL in that announcement? You’ll have to check What is the LiMo 4 Platform? block diagram and see EFL is now a first class component at it, together with GNOME that was there since first release. Yeah, we surely could use better publicity at EFL side
The release is still just text and no code, which should be available by July2011, however you can get code straight from EFL SVN.
ProFUSION team is happy due our contributions to make this possible, after all we help with EFL and WebKit-EFL developments!