Intel has just unleashed a new project called Moblin, Mobile Linux Internet Project. Basically it targets the same primary objective as Nokia’s Maemo, to become the standard framework for mobile devices software development completely open-sourced and powered by Linux kernel but, in this case with a more mature view.
Curiously several components will extend existing ones in the Maemo side like Hildon, the UI framework. Others are named too but aren’t yet assured like GStreamer (multimedia), Helix (multimedia), Telepathy (messaging framework) and Mozilla (Web, I believe that they’re talking about Minimo).
One of the most interesting Moblin projects is Moblin Image Creator. It is thought to simplify developers life by providinga GUI that allows..:
- creating a platform specific build environment, or “project”
- creating a platform-specific target file-system
- providing user selectable “feature sets” (or fsets) to install bundles of packages that provide some high-level functionality