Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 22:25 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Whether or not the Open fits your needs, one thing is clear: Mozilla needs more capable hardware to demonstrate Firefox OS' potential. The Open is good for someone whose alternative would be a basic flip phone, but the camera quality, connectivity, display and performance don't do full justice to the software.

A promising start, but clearly better hardware is needed. I'm really hoping Firefox OS gets a fair shot.

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RE[2]: Don't care much for it
by Soulbender on Fri 4th Oct 2013 11:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Don't care much for it"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Hurrah for porting stuff to one of the most awful programming languages ever.

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RE[3]: Don't care much for it
by Kroc on Fri 4th Oct 2013 11:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Don't care much for it"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

It's not porting, it's compiling. "Porting" would imply that you were re-implementing the same reference design in JavaScript rather than cross-compiling existing source in another language.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

they are used interchangeably.

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RE[4]: Don't care much for it
by cdude on Fri 4th Oct 2013 21:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Don't care much for it"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

It's not porting, it's compiling


https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/03/27/mozilla-is-unlocking-the-po...


Mozilla has been able to bring Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to the Web. With this port, developers will soon be able to explore limitless possibilities when it comes to porting their popular gaming titles to the Web.


And its not an easy port if you need to consider performance too.

Edited 2013-10-04 21:17 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

JavaScript is actually pretty cool once you properly "Get It".

I love writing JS these days because I have a lot of freedom to do stuff how I want, because the language affords me that flexibility.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Meh, I still think it's an awkward language although it does admittedly have a rather neat object model.

Edited 2013-10-05 07:17 UTC

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