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[5]: Don't care much for it
by lvl21ogre on Sat 5th Oct 2013 00:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Don't care much for it"
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2013-07-04

It's a port, but it's not a port in the sense that they re-wrote Unreal from scratch. They compiled their code down to Javascript using LLVM modules, so they wouldn't have to deal with JS directly. ASM.js is an optimization in the browser runtime to help address a lot of performance issues, though it's still young and there are a lot of problems left to solve (not the least of which is the relative bloat of compiling into a machine-created JS file instead of a size-optimized binary file). Whether it works out or not is just as nebulous as any other similar technology trying to run "native apps" in the browser.

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