Improving Ubuntu's application upload process
Posted Sep 6, 2012 10:28 UTC (Thu) by khim
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Plus you have this amazing assumption that people who write small android apps can scale them up to full features apps without a problem.
Where have you seen this assumption? Yes, people who write Android apps today may not be able to write the full-blown desktop apps. But they work in the same company as the people who write the full-blown desktop apps! They can easily coopt code and people from today's big apps.
This is similar to UNIX-to-Windows switch which happend with such big apps 10-15 years ago. Sure it was painful back then and it will be painful tomorrow, but apps follow the money. And money are in Android and iOS apps, not in the Ubuntu apps.
your attitude that the current apps and android apps cannot co-exist, all existing software must be thrown out and re-written is exactly what I expect from the "big boys" I mentioned above.
Where have you seen such an attitude? It didn't happen last time, why will it happen this time? Yes, unimportant parts (things like support for X Window system or Win32 API) will be ripped out, but core will be kept up. It'll be quite painful for the people who tied up the core to Win32 API, but there will be some adapters, etc. The transition already happend not once, but twice or in some cases trice (from big iron to VMS, then to UNIX and finally to Windows), it'll hapen yet another time.
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