Nokia and Intel have made a preview of the MeeGo mobile phone software available to developers.
In a June 30 blog post, Valtteri Halla of the MeeGo technical steering group announced “Day 1″ of the MeeGo Handset user experience project.
Indeed, as of June 30, handset-specific MeeGo source code will be opened to the developer community to access, contribute to and participate in. This release will allow developers to work toward the first official release of MeeGo v1.1 for Handsets which is expected in October. This move illustrates continued MeeGo momentum and marks the first MeeGo code supporting a touch environment. The MeeGo Handset Day 1 code is based on a new MeeGo Touch user interface framework and includes a set of MeeGo-compliant APIs
MeeGo is a Linux-based open source mobile operating system project that debuted in February 2010 as a joint project from Intel and Nokia. The project aims to merge the efforts of Intel on Moblin and of Nokia on Maemo into one project. It is hosted by the Linux Foundation.
In the post, Halla and co-author Imad Sousou (who also is in the MeeGo technical steering group).
Today, the handset baseline source code is available to the development community. This code is being actively developed as MeeGo 1.1, which is scheduled for release in October. The team has been preparing MeeGo Gitorious with all the sources and infrastructure to perform the weekly builds for MeeGo 1.1 development. The MeeGo UI team has also been busy creating the handset reference user experience and preparing the MeeGo UI design principles and interaction guidelines. This milestone marks the completion of the merger of Moblin and Maemo as major architecture decisions and technical selections have been determined. Today, we are also opening the MeeGo Build Infrastructure..