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[3]: Don't care much for it
by lvl21ogre on Sat 5th Oct 2013 00:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Don't care much for it"
lvl21ogre
Member since:
2013-07-04

I believe Unreal wasn't rewritten in Javascript in this case. It was compiled down to Javascript using LLVM and such. The entire point behind ASM.js and such was to try to let programmers port their non-JS applications into JS without nearly as much of the performance overhead you'd expect from such a process.

Of course that's an oversimplification, since you'll still have to worry about certain performance quirks or support limitations with the browser, but that's not much different from porting your game/app to any other platform.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well that is kinda my point. This isn't how a web app is normally developed.

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lvl21ogre Member since:
2013-07-04

Agreed, but that's probably due to change if tech like this makes it easier to do so. It could become more normal really quickly, if there's a benefit to targeting "HTML5" as a platform. If Unreal can manage, I'm sure others can too.

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