Linked by David Adams on Wed 15th Jul 2015 17:46 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A Hong Kong-based startup run by former Mozilla President Li Gong aims to take on Android with its new Web-based operating system, H5OS. Similar to the Firefox operating system from Mozilla, H50S is based on HTML5, a website development language that tries to give Web apps the same capabilities as so-called native applications that are downloaded to a device like the iPhone. More on H5OS here.
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HTML5 + WebAssembly
by acobar on Wed 15th Jul 2015 21:12 UTC
acobar
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2005-11-15

I wonder if HTML5 + WebAssembly can fix the sluggishness associated to modern web content, apps included, or, at least, push it down a bit. I mean, really, with the amount of crap I have seen, just improvements on processor power and data transmission rate are not going to save us.

Edited 2015-07-15 21:15 UTC

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RE: HTML5 + WebAssembly
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 16th Jul 2015 12:39 in reply to "HTML5 + WebAssembly"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I really, really blame jquery and its ilk. Web Devs use so many crappy layers of toolkits on toolkits to do the simplest of things.

I really doubt that most are going to suddenly embrace a technology that is more difficult. I suspect that idiots will write toolkits to make coding webassembler easier, which will rob all of the performance out.

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RE[2]: HTML5 + WebAssembly
by acobar on Thu 16th Jul 2015 14:41 in reply to "RE: HTML5 + WebAssembly"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Well, I hope you miss on this but I strongly suspect you will not. o.O

I wish they use the opportunity to bring also a little bit of more standardization to the chaos presented to us by so many levels of abstractions / meta-factories / indirections / virtualizations on the code side.

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