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Maemo and Moblin merge into MeeGo, RPM new packaging format

Intel and Nokia have just announced that mobile Linux operating systems Moblin and Maemo are merging. The new OS is called MeeGo. Details are still emerging, but from the looks of it Intel will provide most of the core while Nokia is responsible for the UI (which will be based on Qt). One important bit of information already known is that MeeGo will use RPM packaging. So Maemo developers, better start reading.

According to the MeeGo architecture diagram, GTK will still be supported, although it is not clear to what extent. Two distinct user interfaces are referenced, called “MeeGo Handheld UX” and “MeeGo Netbook UX”. How does Maemo fit into all of this? Speculate away in the comments.

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