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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RE[2]: Makes sense...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 18:48 UTC 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[3]: Makes sense...
by shmerl on Sun 10th Mar 2013 18:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Makes sense..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I think Kroc was implying that you can't run native applications in Firefox OS, so no other browsers implicitly as well. But it's a design restriction, not some sick legal prohibition so it's not comparable. It's like saying that JVM discriminates the native code.

Edited 2013-03-10 18:51 UTC

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RE[4]: Makes sense...
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 19:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Makes sense..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Apple's reason is completely technical. JIT engines are not allowed at all.

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