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[9]: Makes sense...
by No it isnt on Sun 10th Mar 2013 21:56 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Makes sense..."
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

Right. And you believe so because ... because ... ? You forgot to make an argument, you simply made the statement that it's more reasonable.

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RE[10]: Makes sense...
by Nelson on Mon 11th Mar 2013 04:18 in reply to "RE[9]: Makes sense..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

No. I believe I have multiple times in these comments provided an explination, which has never been addressed at face value.

The fact is that a JIT engine by definition is executing untrusted Javascript code.

It may be just Javascript code, but the APIs needed to facilitate a JIT have ramifications beyond Javascript.

They allow any type of dynamic code compilation, on any app, for any reason. The fact that this exists means that apps can behave in ways that are unpredictable and even malicious.

Apps can download code at runtime which use privileged APIs and would be beyond the scope of static analysis, which would render a lot of app store security measures irrelevant.

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RE[11]: Makes sense...
by No it isnt on Mon 11th Mar 2013 16:10 in reply to "RE[10]: Makes sense..."
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

So it's not a technical reason, then, but a matter of corporate policy.

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