Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 19:18 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Research In Motion today released the 'gold' build of the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit. The 'gold' build includes all of the final tools, components, and APIs that will enable developers to create integrated, social and beautiful applications for BlackBerry 10, and have the confidence that their apps will delight customers at launch." Let's hope so. This industry needs more viable players.
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RE[2]: Heh, why not?
by gan17 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Heh, why not?"
gan17
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2008-06-03

I'm most probably out of the loop with regards to what's fashionable in terms of kernels (I still run the boring monolithic kind, after all), but always assumed that hybrid kernels were the in-thing for geeks. Did "hybrid" suddenly become a dirty word?

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RE[3]: Heh, why not?
by Neolander on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Heh, why not?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I'm most probably out of the loop with regards to what's fashionable in terms of kernels (I still run the boring monolithic kind, after all), but always assumed that hybrid kernels were the in-thing for geeks. Did "hybrid" suddenly become a dirty word?

AFAIK, the "hybrid" term has been used way too often by monolithic kernel projects that denied their true nature, and has become pretty meaningless nowadays as a result.

In fact, the microkernel concept did also suffer similar abuse in the past, to the point where some projects sarcastically called themselves "nanokernels" to distance themselves from big offenders like the Mach project. But, nowadays, it seems that people start to use that word more carefully and responsibly again.

Edited 2012-12-12 16:23 UTC

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RE[4]: Heh, why not?
by gan17 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 16:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Heh, why not?"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

.... to the point where some projects sarcastically called themselves "nanokernels" to distance themselves from big offenders....

Yeah, I forgot about those. IIRC, some projects even used the term "pico". Look at our awesome new picokernel. You can install it on a dead gnat!!

Jokes aside, I too hope BB10 gains some traction. I'm probably not their target "corporate" customer, but having more players is always a good thing.

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RE[4]: Heh, why not?
by zima on Fri 14th Dec 2012 17:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Heh, why not?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

the microkernel concept did also suffer similar abuse in the past, to the point where some projects sarcastically called themselves "nanokernels" to distance themselves from big offenders like the Mach project.

When searching for EKA2 link, a document showed up: http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Symbian_OS_Internals/... - "nanokernel" seems to be used quite seriously there ;p (and at least the historical introduction is palatable to OS-laymen like me)

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