What GUI system on nanoben?

Qingyou Meng meng.qingyou at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 04:19:15 EDT 2009

Ben has limited RAM (32 MB) for now, so I think it's important to get a working
GUI system and leaves enough memory (10 MB?) for at least one
application to run.

QPE is a potential good choice, from architecture point of view, it's
compact than X.
I've heart somebody said it needs at least 32MB RAM, how about the
actual memory footprint?


2009/8/28 Nicola Mfb <nicola.mfb at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Steve Mosher<steve at qi-hardware.com> wrote:
>> open to suggestions
> I'd like to see a Qt based Desktop Environment, that's for some reasons:
> *) it's STABLE, and has professional support
> *) it builds and runs everywhere
> *) trolls care of Embedded/mobile device is growing fast (before for
> qtopia, now for qt on symbian)
> *) next Maemo will be Qt based
> *) the new LGPL licence is attracting a lot of developers
> *) it's C++, so maintaining large modular project is more natural.
> *) and underground developers community is borning and growing (see
> openmoko recent threads about litemoko, litephone, qalee, opendesk,
> etc.)
> *) ...
> About the window management (if adopting X), I'd like to see legacy
> and *stable* software, In the latest weeks I just did some test about
> Matchbox enhanced window manager hints and was able to "simulate" the
> drop down animated illume top bar easily.
> So I think with the right tricks it may be possible to have a nice and
> attracting DE without bet on unreleased software.
> Regards
>    Nicola
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