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  • Jolla's Sailfish Linux OS Gets An Alpha SDK

    Phoronix: Jolla's Sailfish Linux OS Gets An Alpha SDK

    The first Alpha SDK has been released for Sailfish, the mobile Linux operating system from Jolla, the company that was spawned from the original Nokia N9 team working on MeeGo back in the day...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxMzI

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    I'm actually still really excited for this. It runs Qt, HTML5, and Android apps. Sure, it's not trying to create a new convergence story like Ubuntu, but its interface is much more sensibly designed. Also, Firefox OS is cool, but they really went backwards from their initial designs- it looked much more interesting before the carriers got involved and took away the polished theming and home screen. So I'll probably stick to Sailfish, so long as we get some phones with it. Oh, not to mention it runs on X11 and soon Wayland- not SurfaceFlinger.

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    • #3
      Sailfish + N9-class hardware = SUATMM

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        Sailfish = closed source + patents. What a rape.

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          Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
          Sailfish = closed source + patents. What a rape.
          Closed source? It's Mer core you can send how many patches you like and build the source your self.
          In the beginning Jolla said that there UI will have some closed elements but it will be compatible with nemo (the UI is radically different).
          If you want total open source you should use Mer+Nemo instead of Sailfish OS, the choice is yours.
          Jolla contribute upstream and tries to be as open as possible and to give back freedom to the users.

          About patents ofcourse Jolla will need some patents, how else could they compete in the smart phone market?
          Patents might not be by choice it's forced on you in the smart phone manufacturing business.

          Sailfish is the one of the new OS that i have highest hopes for.

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            If Sailfish had anything to do with being open they would open up the code and transfer the patents to OIN or equal. Of course they dont; They are nothing more than a less smelly turd than IOS. Ew.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
              If Sailfish had anything to do with being open they would open up the code and transfer the patents to OIN or equal. Of course they dont; They are nothing more than a less smelly turd than IOS. Ew.
              They have a closed source UI/apps based on community kernel, community core, community middleware, and open source components. What more do you want? Need some spoonfeeding to write some "apps"?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                If Sailfish had anything to do with being open they would open up the code and transfer the patents to OIN or equal. Of course they dont; They are nothing more than a less smelly turd than IOS. Ew.
                No, Jolla isn't anything like IOS.
                Jolla gives you the choice to do what you want, use nemo if that suits you or develop your own UI.

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