|| ||"Sousou, Imad" <imad.sousou-AT-intel.com> |
|| ||"lwn-AT-lwn.net" <lwn-AT-lwn.net> |
|| ||MOBLIN V2.0, THE MOBLIN GARAGE, AND MOBLIN V2.1 |
|| ||Thu, 24 Sep 2009 10:48:13 -0600|
|| ||Article, Thread
MOBLIN v2.0, The Moblin GARAGE, and Moblin v2.1
The Moblin steering committee is pleased to announce three exciting new developments within the
* The official project release of Moblin v2.0 for Intel Atom* Processor based netbooks.
* A preview of the Moblin Garage and Moblin Application Installer.
* A community preview release of Moblin v2.1 for Intel Atom* Processor based netbooks and
nettops for early development.
The project release of Moblin v2.0 is now available. With this community release you can expect to
see OSVs and OEMs shipping products based on Moblin v2.0 for netbooks. Moblin v2.0 features a rich
user interface that was developed from the ground up, for netbook form factors and usage models, to
provide an outstanding visual user experience that integrates internet browsing, media consumption,
and social networking.
Download Moblin v2.0<http://moblin.org/downloads> and experience it for yourself.
The Moblin Garage and Moblin Application Installer:
You can now browse and easily install new applications on your Moblin based netbook, using the
Moblin Garage and Moblin Application Installer.
The Moblin Garage is an online applications catalog that contains free/open source software
applications released under a recognized open source license along with proprietary applications
redistributed at no cost.
The available applications are installed through the use of the Moblin Application Installer, which
is a client application that is launched from the Moblin myzone panel. The Moblin Application
Installer provides a logically categorized list of applications that you can choose to install. The
selection of applications that appear within the Moblin Application Installer comes from the Moblin
Preview the Moblin Garage and Moblin Application
Installer<http://garage.moblin.org/welcome-moblin-garage-catalog> by taking it for a test drive.
This is an early preview release of the Moblin Application Installer and it is still in active
testing and development.
Moblin v2.1 will be an incremental release over Moblin v2.0 and is the next release stream for
adding new features and developments. Moblin v2.1 will be used as the base for future new user
experience support for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and embedded
devices, such as media phones. The release target for Moblin v2.1 for netbooks and nettops is
expected to release to the community in Q4 2009. The Moblin v2.1 release for netbooks and nettops
will include many community and customer requested enhancements; for example, support for
additional nettop screen resolutions, myzone improvements, IM improvements, better language
support, updated kernel, Moblin Garage, Moblin Application Installer, 3G data support, and
Bluetooth. The Moblin v2.1 release timing for other user experiences, such as MID, IVI and embedded
devices, will align with the availability and release of those hardware platforms.
We invite those developers who are interested in an early look to download Moblin
v2.1<http://moblin.org/downloads>. The Moblin v2.1 image is provided as a community preview and is
in very early and active development.
We would like to encourage everyone to install the final Moblin v2.0 image, preview the Moblin
Garage capabilities, and continue to monitor the Moblin v2.1 development progress. Share your
experience with us through bugzilla<https://bugzilla.moblin.org/> or on the developer mailing
list<http://moblin.org/community/mailing-lists>. It's with your feedback and community support that
we can continue to innovate and provide further enhancements to Moblin.
Moblin images require an Intel Atom* processor based netbook or nettop. The following platforms are
what we have been using for testing purposes: Acer AspireOne*; Asus eeePC* 901; 1005ha; 1008ha;
Dell Mini* 9; 10, and 10v, MSI Wind*; Toshiba NB205-XX*; and Samsung NC10*.
Moblin Steering Committee
(and Director of Intel Open Source Technology Center)
to post comments)