Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 01:05 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "It's no secret that Mozilla has been working on a mobile OS. Previously codenamed Boot2Gecko, the project focused on a purely HTML5 based system that worked in many ways like current mobile devices. As the project grew into Mozilla OS, the company has laid out a partnership with ZTE that will have real world devices in certain markets early next year. Testing for this OS had previously consisted of a compiled ROM that would be flashed over a handful of Android devices. Now, Mozilla has moved into full fledged product evaluation mode with their own custom developer phone." Looks decent - and a better solution for testers and developers than custom ROMs.
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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 24th Sep 2012 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

It does matter what they do on the lower level, in regards to where their OS can run. And right now it runs on hardware with Android lower stack. It'll require adaptations to make it run on normal Linux stack, that's what I was saying above. I'd rather see it running on Wayland.

Edited 2012-09-24 15:37 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Lennie on Mon 24th Sep 2012 16:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Gecko already supports many backends, it does not depend on the lower level Adnroid, they just added Android as an other one.

Also wayland hasn't even done a 1.0 release yet (I wouldn't be surprised if they will this year though).

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:14 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Right, it doesn't depend on it. Just in order to run somewhere else - still they'll need to do some work (which they didn't yet).

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