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Tizen Puts Out Some Code, SDK Preview

Intel

Published on 10 January 2012 12:57 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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The Tizen Linux project, which is backed by Intel, Samsung, and others, have released some initial code and other information in time for CES 2012.

On Monday the project, which succeeds MeeGo and has already become quite controversial, released a source code preview and SDK. This HTML5-focused Linux distribution is leveraging the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) as part of this platform too.

The Tizen source preview has the OS code, middle-ware, a basic UI, and menu interface. The SDK preview offers up the initial APIs, a web IDE, emulator, tool-chain, and documentation. At least it's now not vaporware.

Tizen also now has a few mailing lists and IRC channel.

Details on this first drop of Tizen can be found at Tizen.org.

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