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Taiwan Province of China : Ping-Hsun announces operating on 'SlateKit' for tablets

May 20, 2014

A Taiwan based software developer, Chen, Ping-Hsun (penk), announced that it is working on an Open Source mobile operating system, titled SlateKit, targeted at tablets.

SlateKit Base is a small Linux distribution (binary compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 amd64), with specially configured Qt 5.2.0, Mesa 10.0.1, two web engine/renderer: the default QtWebKit, and Oxide, which based on Chromium/Blink. stated by Chen.

In addition, the whole graphical stacks are merely framebuffer (both KMS and uvesafb), EGL surface, and Qt/QtQuick has made rest of the user interface. No X11, Mir nor Wayland are being used.

Chen himself admits that SlateKit is a drop-in replacement of Android UI stack, to help makers building custom tablet UI, by using Qt/QML, JavaScript and Chromium.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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