From the Back Cover
Essential reading for open source software developers
As the most popular open source operating system in use today, Ubuntu Linux has recently released versions that are aimed at device manufacturers who build Internet–ready handheld devices based on both the Atom and ARMEL processors. This exciting book provides an overview of the tools and techniques you need to understand when customizing a mobile Internet device, and offers you step–by–step tutorials which walk you through some common tasks. Written by Ubuntu Mobile community developers, the book begins with an overview of the Mobile Linux landscape and then moves through setting up, developing, packaging and building a distribution for a mobile device.
Discusses why the look and feel of a device is so important
Reviews how to choose the right applications
Shows how to develop applications for a mobile device
Explains ways to prepare your application for distribution
Offers techniques for fine–tuning the kernel
Walks you through "customizing" and building your own distribution
Discusses how to test for standards of stability and performance
Reveals tips for handling common problems and executing solutionss
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About the Author
Ian Robert Lawrence
is a Scrum Master at the Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia. He is a founding member of both the Ubuntu Brazil and Debian Amazonas communities.
Rodrigo Cesar Lopes Belem is a freelance software developer and advocate who has contributed to many open source projects such as Enlightenment and Ubuntu. He currently works as a software developer at the Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia.