Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Aug 2013 13:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The first production batch of Jolla smartphones has been fully booked by consumers and selected sales channels. Jolla launched its first smartphone at the #JollaLoveDay event inMay. At the same time, Jolla kicked off an online pre-order campaign, which reached its first batch limit by mid-July. Online pre-orders were received from 136 countries in all.

I'm one of those who pre-ordered, so it's good news for me. They won't reveal just how many people placed a pre-order, but they do state that a typical batch (as mentioned) is about 50000 units.

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RE[4]: Comment by Fergy
by lucas_maximus on Wed 21st Aug 2013 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Fergy"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Except nobody wants to work with glibc, because they act like arseholes.

http://blog.aurel32.net/47

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/debian-ditches-glibc-eglibc

As ubuntu is based on debian moved away as well, so is little benefit of them helping to develop drivers when their OS doesn't even use it.

In any-case it is really not up to anyone except for Canonical how they invest their time and money. Their stunt btw, evidence in this comment section alone did seem to work.

Edited 2013-08-21 19:06 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Fergy
by shmerl on Wed 21st Aug 2013 19:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Fergy"
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2010-06-08

glibc changed the governance approach lately. It was an issue of the main maintainer who made all decisions in the past. Your links are old, so the situation has changed since.

Where did you see that Canonical moved away from using glibc by the way?

Sure, Canonical can do whatever they want with their stunts. I was saying that it wasn't useful for Linux in general. But that's Canonical for you.

Edited 2013-08-21 19:50 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by Fergy
by lucas_maximus on Wed 21st Aug 2013 20:02 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Fergy"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

glibc changed the governance approach lately. It was an issue of the main maintainer who made all decisions in the past. Your links are old, so the situation has changed since.


You mean Drepper being an arsehole. Good it has changed because the guy was a major dickhead.

Where did you see that Canonical moved away from using glibc by the way?


They moved at 9.10, which admittedly was a few years ago. So it may have changed. I don't really keep up on these things, I just remember hearing about them.

If Debian hasn't moved back to glibc, then I doubt Ubuntu did either.

Sure, Canonical can do whatever they want with their stunts. I was saying that it wasn't useful for Linux in general. But that's Canonical for you.


Well if they can do that, then why complain about it. The license allows it and if you don't like it you gotta suck it up.

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