Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Apr 2014 21:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Yoon said Samsung was working to introduce at least two smartphones running on its own Tizen operating system, a major step in the market leader's bid to break out of the Android universe.

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Lennie on Thu 17th Apr 2014 06:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Lennie
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The open source hackers are reverse engineering, they've come pretty far.

It's not a perfect process, but it is better than nothing.

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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by The123king on Thu 17th Apr 2014 17:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
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2009-05-28

Reverse engineering isn't a replacement for an open standard. It wholy depends on what is being reverse-engineered. For example, it's taken Haiku 10 years to successfully reverse-engineer BeOS and create a product highly compatible with BeOS applications. In the same time, ReactOS has created something that might boot, and if it does boot, probably won't run your windows apps or drivers. And then you can take hardware, such as the NVidia chipsets that Nouveau have been reverse engineering, or the Cray 2 that someone emulates in a FPGA. It's all a matter of scale. Some things are easy, some are hard.

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Lennie on Thu 17th Apr 2014 19:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

It isn't a replacement for an open source driver from the manufacturer, sure.

But there is no such thing as a standard for drivers.

There are only standards for application writers, like OpenGL and the mobile version OpenGL ES.

Edited 2014-04-17 19:57 UTC

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