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[News] Google's Mobile Linux Gets "FancyPants" Support

  • Subject: [News] Google's Mobile Linux Gets "FancyPants" Support
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:45:33 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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GUI framework supports Android, adds Lua scripting

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| Fluffy Spider Technologies (FST) announced a 
| new version of its Linux-ready "FancyPants" 
| lightweight embedded graphics framework for 
| consumer electronics. FancyPants 3.0 adds 
| Android support, 3D effects, virtualization and 
| multi-processor support, and "Lua" scripting, 
| and it decouples UI design from underlying 
| code, enabling more third-party control over UI 
| modifications, says FST.


Cortex-A8 modules gain development kits

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| The Overo Earth family of COMs was billed as 
| the next generation successor to the popular 
| 3.2 x 0.8 x 3.2-inch Gumstix Verdex modules. 
| The Overo Earth is 40 percent smaller than the 
| Verdex, and swaps out the Marvell PXA270 
| processor for the more powerful Texas 
| Instruments (TI) OMAP35xx SoC. Although clocked 
| similarly at 600MHz, the OMAP35xx offers faster 
| performance, thanks to its ARM Cortex-A8 
| superscalar core, which enables instruction-
| level parallelism within a single processor. 
| All the modules offer Linux development 
| support.



Linux still top embedded OS

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| In a new whitepaper on Linux in the embedded market, VDC researchers cite the
| following reasons for Linux's popularity:
|     * Licensing cost advantages
|     * Flexibility of source code access
|     * General familiarity
|     * Maturing ecosystem of applications and tools
|     * Growing developer experience with Linux as an embedded OS


Embedded Linux research report ships

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| EDC noted that some 40 percent of the survey's 500 respondents were targeting
| embedded Linux.
| [...]
| Also in the earlier reports, Andrews observed that the need for RTOS source
| code was "one of the reasons that proprietary RTOSes created in-house for a
| specific system have long been popular, and now it's a primary motivating
| factor in the adoption of Embedded Linux."
| The now completed survey results are said to include "expert analysis" from
| Ann Thryft, a 20-year industry veteran. The report includes chapters on
| platforms, processors, tools, languages, security, target devices, mobile
| development, and of course, Linux.

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