Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jul 2013 23:07 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla today announced that the regional launches of Firefox OS smartphones will begin soon. Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica will release the first Firefox OS devices, the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fire and the ZTE Open, soon. Individual partners will announce specifics about launches in each market soon." Lots of soons in there.
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To all the performance naysayers
by pklausner on Thu 4th Jul 2013 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I wonder..."
pklausner
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- I was also one of them.
Especially ~10 years ago, when Netscape dumped their working browser. *)
Instead they wrote a bloated cross-platform GUI framework with XML, XUL and whatnot TLAs. The browser was more like a demo program on top of it. Remember the horrible performance of the first Mozillas?

Now in FirefoxOS this framework is all that sits between the kernel and your HTML5 app.
10 years later (13, it's actually 13!) this passes as lightweight architecture...
I actually toyed around with the FFOS Peak model and was positively impressed. It surely beats the landfill Androids. And performance improvements for the desktop browser (like just reported) should mostly make their way to FirefoxOS.


*) Seminal rant over here: http://joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html

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