Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2012 16:50 UTC, submitted by martini
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "As April draws to a close we are pleased to share more code for Open webOS. This month's scheduled release includes support for Node.js as well as updates to Enyo and Ares. In addition, we are pleased to announce early delivery of the System Manager Bus (which was originally scheduled for July) and a release of three policy components based on our Platform Portability Layer. We're happy to be ahead of schedule in getting this component of the Open webOS platform into your hands." Can't wait for the day I can run an up-to-date WebOS version on my SII.
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by whartung on Thu 17th May 2012 20:30 UTC
whartung
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2005-07-06

It will be curious to see how competing HTML heavy platforms try to distinguish themselves, yet provide opportunity for portability that seems to be the underlying premise behind an HTML based application platform (once you get beyond base line familiarity).

If Tizen and WebOS can come to some reasonable common ground in terms of platform features as exposed via HTML5, then app writers can target both, and device makers can focus on other issues than app availability in terms of platform choice. But if they're still racing to distinguish themselves in to oblivion, I don't know what else could be done.

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by terrakotta on Thu 17th May 2012 22:40 in reply to "So..."
terrakotta Member since:
2010-04-21

Don't forget boot2gecko, here's to hoping those three indeed get a common ground for software developers. Don't mind the different ui's (which is where webos shines), but a common app-ecosystem kinda should be the point of using web-based technology.

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 18th May 2012 16:57 in reply to "RE: So..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Boot2gecko sound sort of like a mee-too project inspired by the chromium OS. Ever since the demise of Mozilla Prism, I haven't taken much of their side projects too seriously.

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by dsmogor on Fri 18th May 2012 09:15 in reply to "So..."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I guess really the only true differentiator they could come up with is raw dhtml / canvas performance, that's one of Android's uncovered flanks.
By delivering order of magnitude better performance they could have a selling point and maybe tempt some app houses to pour more energy into their mobile web interfaces.

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by moondevil on Fri 18th May 2012 17:16 in reply to "So..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It will be curious to see how competing HTML heavy platforms try to distinguish themselves, yet provide opportunity for portability that seems to be the underlying premise behind an HTML based application platform (once you get beyond base line familiarity).


And the pain to make CSS+HTML+JavaScript work in a consistent state across multiple browsers and operating systems.

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