Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 15:32 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's VP of Product, has revealed that the not-for-profit organization is not going to build an iOS version of its Firefox web browser as long as Apple doesn't mend its unfriendly ways towards third party browsers." So that would most likely be never.
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Makes sense...
by Lunitik on Sun 10th Mar 2013 18:25 UTC
Lunitik
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2005-08-07

Apple only permit WebKit-based browsers on their system, Mozilla isn't interested in that, their focus is Gecko.

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RE: Makes sense...
by Kroc on Sun 10th Mar 2013 18:38 in reply to "Makes sense..."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

But Mozilla don't allow any non-Gecko browser on Firefox OS; all apps are HTML, so are they not calling the pot black?

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RE[2]: Makes sense...
by shmerl on Sun 10th Mar 2013 18:43 in reply to "RE: Makes sense..."
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2010-06-08

Where does Mozilla say they don't allow anything? Apple says it explicitly in their iOS SDK license.

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RE[2]: Makes sense...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 18:48 in reply to "RE: Makes sense..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

But Mozilla don't allow any non-Gecko browser on Firefox OS; all apps are HTML, so are they not calling the pot black?


Is there actually source for this one? Not questioning it - just wondering where it's from.

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RE[2]: Makes sense...
by jacquouille on Sun 10th Mar 2013 19:14 in reply to "RE: Makes sense..."
jacquouille Member since:
2006-01-02

That's a really good question in fact. I believe that the difference is that you can take Mozilla's Firefox OS and replace Gecko by the Web engine of your choice, provided that that engine implements the same Web APIs that Mozilla added to support the various things needed on a phone --- which has already started, with Samsung already adding some of these APIs to WebKit. By contrast, you can't take Apple's iOS and replace WebKit by the Web engine of your choice.

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RE: Makes sense...
by Lennie on Sun 10th Mar 2013 19:19 in reply to "Makes sense..."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Not even that I believe, the only thing other browser vendors can do on iOS is use the existing installed WebKit library.

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RE[2]: Makes sense...
by shinkou on Mon 11th Mar 2013 06:42 in reply to "RE: Makes sense..."
shinkou Member since:
2011-03-24

Yes, that's what I think. (i.e. only one browser engine) I wondered how they got rid of being sued as anti-competitive.

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