Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 22:43 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

Darwin is the core operating system that lies under both Mac OS X and iPhone OS. It is the true core foundation that bridges the kernel to the actual UI above. (SpringBoard/loginwindow/etc).

With the help of @plus_chan and his Nokia N900, I present to you, Darwin/ARM running on a Nokia N900.

I doubt this has any usefulness whatsoever, but that doesn't make it any less awesome. Great work (via Steven Troughton-Smith).

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Comment by The123king
by The123king on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 00:11 UTC
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Does this mean we could compile Darwin for an Android phone, and copy over the iOS userland (from a jailbroken iPhone, say) and run iOS apps natively on any ARM-based phone?

Obviously there's legal issues involved here, but legally possible != technically possible

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RE: Comment by The123king
by Vanders on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 00:19 in reply to "Comment by The123king"
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Darwin is very definitely not the same thing as the full iOS or OS X stack, so no.

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RE[2]: Comment by The123king
by No it isnt on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 13:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by The123king"
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That wasn't quite the question, as the idea was to run Darwin and then copy the rest of the iOS stack from an iPhone to run on top of it. One reason why it wouldn't work is that none of the hardware has iOS drivers.

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RE[2]: Comment by The123king
by fithisux on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 16:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by The123king"
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Combined with puredarwin or gnudarwin, it is better. At least for me. I like Darwing kernel but not Apple's stack. I like KDE/Openbox on X11.

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