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  • #16
    does that UI remind anyone else of win8's tiles?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
      Their "ecosystem" (I don't like that word in this context, as I'm a student in the actual Ecology ) is the entirety of MeeGo apps, and it should support a lot of GNU/Linux apps with relative ease.
      Exactly. I actually remember apt-get install-ing ARM debian packages (SIP libraries and tools) on my N770 many, many, many years ago.

      Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
      As for the whole system, aside from locking the bootloader, there should be nothing manufacturers could do to lock it down. And it makes no sense to do so. Sailfish OS is nothing more than Mer + Sailfish UI, and you can follow every commit of Mer.
      Sounds like they'd want to keep the base system + Qt version stable and OSS, and then on top of that carriers and manufacturers can do what they want (like us using a different WM/DE on a desktop linux). That would give them a nice advantage over Android, and could also alleviate the versioning and compatibility hell of Android?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by dstaubsauger View Post
        does that UI remind anyone else of win8's tiles?
        No, it reminds me of meego harmattan with some extra stuff.

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        • #19
          For the critics in this thread - What do you expect them to do? What are their options right now? I really don't see your criticism as constructive in any way or give them a path to put food on the table for their families.

          For everyone else - Sailfish will use Myriad Alien Dalvik so it will be able to run most Android apps plus I have a feeling they or hackers will help along the libhybris project once a community starts forming/gaining momentum up around this OS which will happen since Android hackers will crossover and linux hackers also.

          Links
          Fansite http://jollatides.com/
          Official site http://jolla.com/ Mashes together twitter feeds, facebook items and news.
          Official Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jollaofficial
          Mer commits http://review.merproject.org/#q,statuspen,n,z
          Mer bugs https://bugs.merproject.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=mer
          Myriad alien dalvik http://www.myriadgroup.com/software/...%20dalvik.aspx
          Libhybris https://github.com/stskeeps/libhybris
          NovaThor wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NovaThor

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          • #20
            I did a search on the commits page of mer for wayland and it says its merged. This means that sailfish uses it right??

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            • #21


              One more.

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              • #22
                See the decoder ring below the feature matrix.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                  Wow. Closed source crap served by a company proud of its increasing patent portefolio.

                  That was a very new way of doing things. Oh wait it is not. It is right next to iphone on the shit-o-meter.

                  FAILphone.
                  As far as I understand - it should be open sourced soon and it should allow community to build own version for N900/N950/N9!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by n3wu53r View Post
                    You have reached a new level of stupid.
                    No. He's very likely just killing time with trolling. The stupid people are the ones falling for it.

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                    • #25
                      UI will open up(If not all open but most of it anyway):
                      https://twitter.com/sycoso_tela/stat...27503100489731

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                        I did a search on the commits page of mer for wayland and it says its merged. This means that sailfish uses it right??
                        Probably not at wayland still doesn't work on top of any of the ARM SOC's.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                          I did a search on the commits page of mer for wayland and it says its merged. This means that sailfish uses it right??
                          No not yet, that's part of MeR/Nemo's Zypher project, it will eventually though...
                          And as to those pondering over the UX, it hasn't been decided to what extent the entire UX will be open/closed, it depends on how their licensing is fully fleshed out.
                          It may turn out that most of it's open, I think what will happen, is that Jolla will keep some bits closed, but keep most of it open for all Alliance members to use/extend.

                          And Sailfish is not really a fork of MeeGo, it is *kinda* a fork of MeR+Nemo....
                          MeeGoCE (not Harmattan) was barely advanced before all resource were dropped at the start of 2011, they've just plodded along with the same code-base.
                          I guess you could call MeR+Nemo (on which Sailfish is based) a fork of MeeGoCE, but it's less so than MeR+Nemo -> Sailfish.
                          Last edited by jalyst; 11-25-2012, 01:38 PM.

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