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What's New in MeeGo 1.1?

Any device that will run MeeGo needs two things: the MeeGo core software stack and the MeeGo User eXperience (UX) for that specific device, although you are not limited to using the MeeGo UX, and you can create and deploy your own branded UX. Currently, MeeGo is available for Netbooks, IVI and handsets.

MeeGo v1.1 Core Software Platform

The MeeGo Core 1.1 release provides a common base operating system for the user experiences of all supported device categories. It provides a complete set of enabling technologies for mobile computing. The MeeGo stack contains Linux kernel 2.6.35, X.org server 1.9.0, Web Runtime, Qt 4.7 and Qt Mobility 1.0.2, supporting the contacts, location, messaging, multimedia, and sensor and service frameworks. It also includes a number of leading-edge components, such as the oFono telephony stack, the ConnMan connection manager, the Tracker data indexer, the Telepathy real-time communications framework, the Buteo sync framework and many more.

These technologies are brought to application developers through the MeeGo API, which is based on Qt and other technologies, such as the MeeGo Touch Framework. With the latest Qt version 4.7, the MeeGo developer experience is now enhanced with the introduction of QML, the easy-to-use scripting technology for animated touch-enabled GUI apps.

Table 1. MeeGo v1.1 Core Software Platform Key Feature List

Key FeatureDescriptionRelated Upstream Project
Complete MeeGo-compliant packagesEnsures compatibility.N/A
GCC 4.5.0 toolchainIncludes support for the Intel Atom microarchitecture and runtime library functions optimized for the Intel SSSE3 instruction set.gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.5
Linux kernel 2.6.35Includes support for the Intel Atom processor Z6xx series family.kernel.org
X.org Server 1.9.0 and Mesa 7.9Improves 2-D and 3-D graphics.www.x.org/wiki and www.mesa3d.org
Qt 4.7 and Qt-mobility 1.0.2Provides a rich set of APIs for creating compelling applications that include location, sensors, contacts and messaging.qt.nokia.com
QtWebKit 2.1Qt port of WebKit.developer.qt.nokia.com/wiki/QtWebKit
BTRFSNext-generation filesystem aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration.https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org
ConnMan connection managerProvides support for static IPv6, dhcp-lib and VPN.connman.net
New oFono telephony stackProvides support for the telephony functionality.ofono.org
PulseAudioProvides support for the audio functionality.www.pulseaudio.org
GStreamer 0.10.30 with liborc supportGeneral performance improvements.www.gstreamer.net
Zypper/libzypp package management.Provides full package management functionalities, such as repository access, dependency solving, package installation and so on.en.opensuse.org/Portal:Zypper
Udisks and upowerReplaces the deprecated devicekit-disks and devicekit-power.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/udisks and upower.freedesktop.org
Buteo synchronization framework and Personal Information ManagementBased on Tracker.projects.gnome.org/tracker
DeviceKit and udevUsed for interacting with hardware devices.fedoraproject/wiki/Features/DeviceKit and git.kernel.org/?p=linux/hotplug/udev.git
Sensor FrameworkAllows developers to take advantage of platform sensors, such as accelerometers, compasses and gyroscopes.Part of Qt
Universal Plug and Play (gUPnP)Support for gUPnP providing an easy-to-use, efficient and flexible framework for creating devices and control points.gupnp.org
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