The Open Palmtop Integrated Environment (Opie) project is pleased to announce its first 1.0 release. Having been forked from Trolltech™'s Qtopia™ environment (version 1.7 of which was also released today), Opie has emerged as the most sophisticated free and open graphical user interface for Linux-based embedded devices and PDAs. KDE users will recognize familiar artwork and applications such as Konqueror/Embedded running on it. Synchronisation with KDE 3.1 is possible with KitchenSync.
Opie features a sophisticated personal information (PIM) framework as well as several other productivity apps, extended multimedia capabilities and document model, networking and communication tools as well as multi-language support for more than a dozen languages.
Based on common industry standards such as XML, OBEX, and IrDA, Opie is capable of interacting with devices ranging from cell phones to server backends. Opie is highly optimzed for mobile devices and tries to support the user with shortcuts and ease of use.
No matter whether one would like to organize life issues, keep up to date reading daily news or requires a mobile internet accessing terminal, Opie provides all capabilities necessary for daily usage.
Key highlights of Opie:
Opie is designed to run on all Linux based devices. Images and packages are currently available for HP iPAQs, Sharp Zauri and SimPad. The platform has also proven to run on Psion5, Ramses, Tuxphone, Simputer and a lot of other embedded Linux devices.
We as the Opie team believe in the strengths of the software as an open productivity and business platform and will continue to develop it further -- new and exciting features are already planned. We would also like to thank our supporters and developers for making this 1.0 version possible.