MeeGo: the merger of Maemo and Moblin
Posted Feb 17, 2010 13:47 UTC (Wed) by drag
In reply to: MeeGo: the merger of Maemo and Moblin
Parent article: MeeGo: the merger of Maemo and Moblin
Because it's a huge waste of f*king time and resources, that's why.
They need to ask themselves:
What is the entire point behind MeeGo?
Is it to provide a compelling user experience with a slick UI, high quality mobile applications
along with a solid set of application APIs along with a set of high quality development tools?
If that is the goal then why the hell are you going to spend your time screwing around with
Udev rules, GCC patches, Glibc configurations, custom packages, kernel configurations, just a
nother half-assed shitty OS installer and crap like that?
Waste of f-ing time and effort. Instead of concentrating on what is important your off screwing
around with the same boring, error prone, tired crap that has been done over and over and
over and over again. Dull and repetitive and it'll drive all your potential users and contributers
away because nobody wants to deal with that crap. IT IS ALREADY DONE.
I mean Fedora and Ubuntu already have Moblin OSes out there. They are compliant, have the
user land, follow the specifications. It's FINISHED. Already f-ing done.
So what MeeGo needs to do is work on the stuff people care about. They need to port over
the Maemo 6 development environment and UI. They could be doing that TODAY. Get it
running on Fedora or Ubuntu as quickly as possible and let users and application developers
start doing what they do best... which does NOT include giving a shit about re-hashing a
installer or low-level Unix OS.
I mean seriously look at:
_waste_of_time_. If you want to have some project were you say "Hey I have my Own OS, look
how cool I am!!" that is fine by me.. but if you want to make a compelling user environment
for a commercial product that will get widely used and open up new markets for Linux then
starting off by making your own Distro is about the worst possible thing you could possibly do.
Fedora has a shitload of developers. They have the attention of the Linux kernel development
community, huge user base, high quality tools, high quality installers, high quality hardware
support. Debugging infrastructure, the orginization is already setup....
All of this is already _DONE_. And they WANT you to use their system. They are screaming for
people to use and improve their system. There is no hidden proprietary Goo. No Redhat
holding them down. It's free and they want to work with you.
What is the chances of MeeGo distro ever acheiving the same level of oginization and
resources for it's own distro? NONE. ZERO ZILTCH NADDA.
So MeeGo has the choice of using what is built and supported by others so they can start
cranking away on creating the high quality UI, application, development tools and such that
Linux has always needed to compete in the desktop or mobile environment commercially... or
they can be another pointless half-assed distro screwing around with details that nobody
cares about and have already been solved in a superior way by people with a hell of a lot
more experience and resources.
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