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[3]: Makes sense...
by shmerl on Sun 10th Mar 2013 18:50 UTC 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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RE[5]: Makes sense...
by shmerl on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Makes sense..."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

They always attempt to mask political reasons into technical ones. Which only added to their hypocrisy.

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RE[5]: Makes sense...
by Fergy on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Makes sense..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

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

Apple uses a JIT so Firefox can too.

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RE[5]: Makes sense...
by Tractor on Sun 10th Mar 2013 20:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Makes sense..."
Tractor Member since:
2006-08-18

Microsoft's reasons were also completely technical : everyone knows that it was completely impossible to separate Internet Explorer from Windows OS. Yeah, Really.

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RE[5]: Makes sense...
by darknexus on Mon 11th Mar 2013 00:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Makes sense..."
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2008-07-15

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

That's not a technical reason. For it to be a technical reason, there would have to be a full explanation as to why they do not allow JIT runtimes. Until then, it's a political restriction. They don't want someone like Google showing them up with V8 as opposed to Apple's own js runtime. It really is that simple.

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RE[5]: Makes sense...
by Soulbender on Mon 11th Mar 2013 06:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Makes sense..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

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


That's not a technical decision, it's a policy decision.

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