HAIL goes public

Although somewhat late, as Hildon were made public some months ago, I want to announce that HAIL was moved today to gitorious (better late than never).

HAIL stands for Hildon Accessibility Implementation Library. This is basically a GAIL extension, in the same way that Hildon is a widget extension to Gtk+. HAIL provides the a11y support for the Hildon widgets, included the new and fancy widgets created for Fremantle, the old libhildondesktop1 and the hildon file manager.

At last, just comment that Cally development is still in process, some bugs were resolved this months. Right now I’m working on the text changed, caret-moved and focus events management, and there is already a branch with a first solution.

Maemo5 beta SDK is here

Well, I’m not the first one to say that, as Quim, Joaquim, Berto, Claudio and Dape said that yet, but, hey!, the Maemo5 beta SDK is out ! 😛

As it was said before, this Maemo5 change a lot the interaction with the user, as it is documented on the HIG Guidelines and on the Hildon Tutorial, oriented to interact with the screen directly, so now we have “touchable widgets” and panning effects. As a example, we have been working on the HildonTouchSelector widget, used to select a value, and in some way, the touchable equivalent to the GtkComboBox.

Anyway, as Claudio and Berto announced, the big new is that now all the work is done publicly, and now there is a garage project page and a public repository.

Enjoy! 😉