Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 10:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Only a few more hours until the last of the big three has its big event (Google i/o, after WWDC and Microsoft's Surface and WP8 events). They will most likely announce a Nexus tablet, as well as Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. While many of you are still on Gingerbread with your top-of-the-line phones - let me poke a few eyes out with mikegapinski's Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich port... To the Samsung Wave. Dual-booting Bada 2 and ICS, right here.
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RE[4]: Comment by avgalen
by lucas_maximus on Wed 27th Jun 2012 12:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by avgalen"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

TBH, it depends.

I prefer stuff that is polished and finished then a preview of something that kinda half works.

It is a matter of opinion as to whether it works.

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RE[5]: Comment by avgalen
by phoudoin on Wed 27th Jun 2012 12:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by avgalen"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

I guess that why such stuff is available under a big alpha/preview/try_at_your_own_risk/author_will_take_no_responsibility_ whatever_the_consequences_nuclear_war_included disclaimer.

No promises.

Now read those long EULA of these so-called polished/finished closed software: surprise, they say exactly the same (but in a more lawyer terms)!

There is no warrant of software completeness, polishness or featureness. The only difference is that closed software won't say publicly what they *do* know is not working fine in their product.

Meanwhile, many open project will share publicly their progress, issues and shortcomings included.
They often pay the price of process transparency for that, people calling their product unfinished.

But the same people will call a product sold in a good looking box as finished because 1) the box looks fine 2) they never will recognize they bought a product not finished/polished as they through and 3) they can't know how much the product is finished or not, the development state being secret.

It's not a question of openess vs closed, it's a question of transparent vs secret.
Aka does ignorance is really bliss?

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RE[6]: Comment by avgalen
by lucas_maximus on Thu 28th Jun 2012 06:19 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by avgalen"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

All closed source source is the ebilz and they hide stuff from you </sarcasm>

It doesn't have to be closed or open, I want things complete.

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RE[5]: Comment by avgalen
by Astarornakarsk on Sun 1st Jul 2012 08:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by avgalen"
Astarornakarsk Member since:
2012-07-01

Sorry, eh... but if he comes from Poland we must assume the product will be polished.

(no offense was intended, in case some gets susceptible I have a joke about myself: I am waiting for the moment when I can watch clips from a browser window on my Blade 2000 running NetBSD 6, using hardware acceleration from its XVR-1200).

Cheers

Edited 2012-07-01 08:32 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by avgalen
by Astarornakarsk on Sun 1st Jul 2012 08:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by avgalen"
Astarornakarsk Member since:
2012-07-01

Uhm... but if he comes from Poland we must assume the experiment will be polished, no?



(Disclaimer: for those who may get susceptible at it, I have a joke about myself: I long for the moment I'll be able to watch clips from a browser window in Opera on my B2000 using the hardware acceleration of its XVR-1200)

Cheers

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