MeeGo to return next month with Jolla phone launch (The H)
Posted Oct 10, 2012 6:36 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: MeeGo to return next month with Jolla phone launch (The H)
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It started as a proprietary project, and its architecture design didn't consider needs of the global Linux community when it was created.
Sure, but it did consider the needs of manufacturers and users.
Linux community for example shifts from X to Wayland, and that's where drivers are shifting as well. Android just goes its own incompatible road, showing everyone one big fat "No way" sign (i.e. try getting X/Wayland drivers from any manufacturer who is too busy with Android - and good luck with that).
I can understand the problem with X, but Wayland is new. Why was it not developer to reuse Android drivers? Is it impossible or just to hard? Can they propose some specific changes to make Android drivers usable for them? I don't think they've ever looked - and that is the problem.
It's the same ages old story: "Linux community" tries to impose requirements on others without offering them anything interesting. Why would they accept such bargain? Manufacturers know how to count money very well indeed. When drivers allow them to sell hardware for billions of dollars (on server) they spent a lot of efforts, when they can sell hundreds of millions chips they spend a lot of time and money to support Android. But why will they need or want to suport X/Wayland? Where is the money in that?
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