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Today, Nokia introduced the Maemo 5 Alpha SDK including the new UI framework and APIs for application development. The redesigned Maemo UI provides a simple and beautiful experience with a finger based full screen context. Developers can now use hardware-accelerated 3D graphics at WVGA resolution. We recommend that developers writing applications for Maemo 5 follow the UI style introduced with this Alpha SDK to provide a user experience consistent with the core applications.

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http://maemo.org/news/announcements/..._sdk_released/
http://maemo.org/development/sdks/maemo5_alpha_sdk/
 

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Looks good. I know what I'll doing tonight
 
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i hope someone provides a VM file for this, as the UI needs a closer inspection, but the manual install of the SDK is close to a nightmare imo...
 

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Yeah, this is what I'm longing for. Thank you Nokia Maemo guys.
 
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cool! whan can we upgrade?
 
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Ok, ok, I'll let March 2 slip in under the wire as "around February"...

Well done, Maemo team!

This is great. One of my big complaints is how hildon-desktop is a big monolithic lump. I'm so glad the desktop is getting some separation:

In Diablo, the single hildon-desktop process implemented the Home for desktop applets, Statusbar for the status applets on top of the screen, Task Navigator for launching and switching between applications, Dbus service for notifications and compositing functionality for transparency in applets.

Programming errors in these different types of applets often caused hildon-desktop process to crash and restart. After a restart following such a crash, hildon-desktop would only load a 'safe' set of applets, excluding applets that were not part of the sales package.

In Fremantle, the widgets (formerly known as applets) are removed from the process implementing window management, application switching, application launching and drawing of the Home. This separation will allow for better reliability in aforementioned functions...
I also think the new UI sounds a bit like the one described in the Unwired View Nokia Sparrow post.

...a novel, transparent widget based interface. Each running application gets it’s own semi-transparent widget to put it’s content in. Multiple applications can be stored in memory “for months”. E.g. when you are writing a document or e-mail, just swipe the finger through the screen and semi-transparent panels with active or pre-set applications and their content pop-up. Select one and you can start working with it at once.
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well so far the screenshots looks like canola gone desktop...

thats why i would like to check it out first hand...
 

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Originally Posted by tso View Post
well so far the screenshots looks like canola gone desktop...

thats why i would like to check it out first hand...


That screenshot I believe is Maemopad, the provided sample application.




Edit: H'mmm, maybe not!

Last edited by YoDude; 2009-03-02 at 19:53.
 
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a different option is that someone captures the basics on video and ups it to youtube or similar.

that is, starting, opening programs and so on...

that is, if what we are seeing images of are even close to the final gui for maemo5...
 
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mine would be a long slow video (maybe timelapse)
i'm getting 5seconds/frame
/me kicks tabletpc and ubuntu and lack of linuxfoo
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