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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Hildon/GTK+ update for N800 & N810

You heard it, the new N810 internet tablet is there, and together will come a new OS for both N800 & N810, based on Chinook beta SDK.

On the UI toolkit side, we now proudly ship gtk-2.10, a clean stable hildon API, and a much improved theme framework. The fork of gtk-2.6, experimental code and historical names are now gone!

This colossal tedious work has been done by fer, mdk, tko, and xan in close collaboration with the community, and especially with expert help and support from GTK+ people. It was not easy every day, and took lot of time and energy. They did it, Congratulation to each of them!

The new hildon stack will be stamped 2.0.

Because of the resulting API incompatibility, all applications using GTK+ and Hildon need to be updated. Overall it is a minor technical update, with mostly name changes and other trivial changes. See the migration documentation, and run hildon-audit which can give you hints too. Our toolkit heroes will support You through mailinglist or #irc.

I wish we could get most applications updated before the N810s hit the shops, so we would offer the very best open source applications to all future N810 users too!

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To all developers, good luck with the update!

And to all, Enjoy your brand new OS!

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