OPIE user interface

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Open Palmtop Integrated Environment
Opie 1 2 launcher.png
Developer(s) Opie Team
Stable release 1.2.5 / 12 December 2010
Operating system Unix, Linux
Platform PDA
Type user interface
License GPL
Website http://opie.sourceforge.net

OPIE (Open Palmtop Integrated Environment) is an open source graphical user interface for PDAs and other devices running Linux. It is a fork of Trolltech's Qtopia environment.[1]

Opie features a personal information (PIM) framework as well as several other productivity applications. It has also extended multimedia capabilities, document model, networking and communication tools as well as multi-language support for more than a dozen languages. Based on common industry standards like XML, Obex, IrDa et al., Opie is capable of interacting with devices ranging from cell phones to server backends. Opie is highly optimized for mobile devices and tries to support the user with shortcuts and ease of use.

Opie has undergone a long spell of slow development and eroding user and developer base, and only recently has seen a new surge of interest culminating with release 1.2.3.[2]

Opie images and applications can be built for most devices supported by OpenEmbedded.

Hardware support[edit]

Most common hardware devices are :

  • Compaq / HP IPAQ series 31xx, 36xx, 37xx, 38xx, 39xx, 54xx, 55xx, 22xx, 41xx, 43xx, 47xx
  • Siemens SIMpad : CL4, SL4, SLC, T-Sinus
  • Sharp Zaurus : SL 5x00, SL 6000, C7x0, C8x0, C1000, C3x00
  • GMate Yopy
  • M&N Ramses
  • Archos Pocket Media Assistant

The minimum requirements to run Opie are:

Distributions using Opie[edit]

Several Linux distributions for handheld devices include Opie, including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LinuxDevices.com: Project OPIE -- Qt-based apps and tools for handhelds". 2002-05-16. Archived from the original on 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  2. ^ "lwn.net: Opie 1.2.3 Release Announcement". 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 

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