Nokia has just announced the new Maemo 5 SDK. The 100% open source, pre-alpha release is currenlty aimed at platform developers allowing them to take a peek at the new Kernel as well as new components coming to Maemo for the first time, notably OMAP3 support, cellular data connectivity, high-definition camera support, and harware-based graphic accelleration.
A new revamped UI and a new media application framework is expected to be released soon, taking advatage of the new OMAP3 architecture, as well as the built-in graphics acceleration. Because of this, support for OMAP2 devices (Nokia N800, N810) will not be officially provided. An invitation is extended to developers however, to build variants of Maemo 5 that would work with older devices.
A complete list of the contents of the Maemo 5 SDK after the jump.
Hildon application framework subsystem
- Application framework libraries
- Matchbox library
- Hildon desktop – old
- Virtual keyboard
- Control panel
- Games wrapper
- Pulseaudio sound server
- Bellagio OpenMAX IL library implementation library
- Speex audio codec library
- MIDI streaming library
- Bluez library – updated
- WLAN library
- GW OBEX library
- wireless-tools library
Real-time communication subsystem
- Glib telepathy connection manager library
- Farsight2 library
- libnice library
Full package management, apt support
- Required tools included