[Linaro-dev] What about the middleware?

Khem Raj raj.khem at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 17:49:19 BST 2010


On (08/06/10 12:52), Alexander Sack wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 06:43:43PM +0500, Shaz wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > 
> > No one has yet discussed the middleware. Am I on the wrong list?
> > 
> 
> no, you are absolutely right here :) ... welcome!
> 
> > I have been working on a number of middlewares and dbus is the defacto
> > standard for all. I see a lot of work going on the FreeSmartPhone.Org
> > (FSO) [1] standard's implementation. It is being consumed by Angstrom,
> > debian like and other embedded OSes.
> > 
> > FSO is based on the specifications of freedesktop.org [2] therefore I
> > can't see a better middleware technology. Are there any better
> > alternatives?
> 
> Better? We don't know yet :). The current focus of linaro is to drive
> middleware through full UI stack requirements and enabling driver/hardware
> vendors and upstream developers to collaborate on getting those stacks stabilized
> and properly integrated in linaro.
> 
> For example, on the graphics driver front, one of our focus areas for the
> time being is getting clutter + gles working this cycle. For that we are making
> the mesa/clutter gles packaging available which would then enable driver and
> hardware vendors and unity/clutter developers to make the drivers fit for that
> use case [1]. Also on graphics, we plan to do some initial experiments with
> embedded qt and there qt-lighthouse in particular, which should give us another
> way to drive the armel graphics stack and make these technologies easily
> available in some archive [2].
> 
> The other focus areas we have selected for this cycle is integrating
> a telepathy based telephony stack by pairing telepathy with ofono and then
> shipping an experimental dialer app with desktop integration to easily make
> phone calls [3].
> 
> Another topic for now - which is currently not a real focus area though - is
> make an initial push forward on the gps integration. If there are ideas on
> where we can better integrate GPS solutions, let us know.

May be gpsd. here is the site  http://gpsd.berlios.de/


> 
> OK, if you see other important topics that would deserve some attention
> in short/midterm on middleware don't hesitate to talk to me. Either here, or
> on #linaro on irc.freenode.net (nick: asac).
> 
> 
>  [1] - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/arm-m-graphics-stack-on-x
>  [2] - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/arm-m-qt-on-embedded
>  [3] - https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/arm-m-telephony-stack
> 
>  - Alexander
> 
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