Linked by shmerl on Mon 10th Sep 2012 10:15 UTC
General Development Several presentations about mobile Linux technologies, such as Mer, Nemo, and Jolla. Mer is openly developed and meritocratically governed mobile Linux core distribution, which was forked from the various components of the Meego project when it was abandoned by Nokia and Intel. Nemo is a community project which continues the effort of the Meego handset branch. And Jolla is a new startup company created by former Nokia Linux engineers, who participated in Maemo and Harmattan projects, and decided to continue on their own, when Nokia lost their interest in Meego. Their goal is to release end user products (initially handsets) using an operating system based on the Mer core and some components of Nemo, which will be providing their own user interface.
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shmerl
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2010-06-08

Not really, since in most cases porting would involve minimal effort (unless application used something really too Harmattan specific).

Harmattan is a dead platform with no future (even with the installed base), so I don't think Jolla needs to worry about such kind of binary compatibility. Similar set of APIs is more than enough, and most developers who made something for Harmattan are already naturally interested in Jolla as a way forward.

I'd rather expect Nemo to mature enough to be used on N9 (it already can be used there, except that it's not really ready for the everyday use).

Edited 2012-09-11 07:41 UTC

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Porting always include testing. And that alone makes it far from minimal.
Some companies rushed their app efforts (treating Meego as a major contender) before Feb11 and published their apps anyway. They won't be comming back any time soon. Loosing those apps would be a downer.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Trying to run a binary "as is" on another platform will for sure require testing, no matter what claims could be made about compatibility. Loosing untested half cooked applications is not a big loss. We don't need a mess of a system in result.

Edited 2012-09-12 19:30 UTC

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