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Putting Tizen in Context

The lights are off, the booths are packed up, the devices tucked away, and it's 5:30 a.m. in the Barcelona airport. Guess it's time for a Tizen update. There's been a lot written about the most recent Tizen devices (Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, joining the NX300M and the NX30) so I won't rehash that here, but I would like to put them into context.

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2013 Tizen Developer Conference CFP and registration are now open!

We're happy to announce that the CFP and early registration are open for the 2nd annual Tizen Developer Conference.  It will be held May 22-24, 2013 at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco.

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Opinion: Best Linux Distro for Me Has a Refreshing Burst of Cinnamon

Just in time for the holidays, Clem and the gang from Linux Mint start sprinkling Cinnamon, well, everywhere.

Anybody who's talked with me about running Linux on the desktop within the past year has almost certainly gotten an earful about Cinnamon. If you haven't heard of it, here's the basic description: clean, beautiful, fast, and traditional desktop environment.

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Announcing The New Tizen.org

Just in case you missed it, the Tizen project just launched a brand new site at tizen.org. It's been substantially redesigned and updated to make it easier to find project information, and reflects the new look and feel of Tizen.

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Tizen Developer Conference Agenda Announced

HTML5 app developers and device makers, this conference is for you!

The Tizen project just posted the schedule of events for the first Tizen Developer Conference, which will be held in San Francisco on May 7-9, 2012. The agenda includes sessions that cover the Tizen platform itself, application development, and the community, with a special track for In-Vehicle Infotainment, or IVI.

Tizen Platform Tracks

There will be two parallel tracks on the Tizen Platform. The "Platform Introductory" track will discuss the Tizen architecture, development tools, web runtime, and various frameworks, including security, applications, UI, and graphics. It will also include talks on telephony, the Bluetooth stack, and location services.

The "Platform Advanced" track will discuss the need for standard accessibility APIs in Tizen, mobile text input challenges, details of the Tizen emulator, practical lessons in application development, optimizing services for systemd, using the Web API test suite, WebKit2/EFL, OBS, and a deep dive into DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) in the Tizen kernel.

Tizen Application Development Tracks

There will also be two tracks on application development in Tizen.

The "Application Introductory" track will cover the WebAPIs, WebCL for hardware acceleration, the Web UI framework, push notifications, and rich application development in HTML5 including touch input, gaming, and the use of . It will also include a session that helps developers determine which parts of the Tizen stack should be used when building or porting applications.

The "Application Advanced" track will focus on best practices when designing applications for low power, performance, security, beauty, and portability, and will include deep dives into cloud storage and podcasting HTML5 applications.

Community and Upcoming Technologies Track

Sessions in the "Project & Community / Upcoming Technologies" track will cover the state of the Tizen community, how to engage with open source projects, and discussions of Wayland, oFono, and secure NFC applications.

In-Vehicle Infotainment Track

Finally, the IVI track held on day two will include talks on the potential of Tizen in the automotive industry, the Tizen IVI architecture, security, and HTML5 application development for IVI.

 

As you can see, the conference focus is on the technologies in and around the Tizen platform, as well as best practices for HTML5 application development. If you are planning to build Tizen devices or write applications for the platform, this conference is definitely for you.

Registration is open now. Hope to see you there!

 
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