MeeGo: the merger of Maemo and Moblin + Corrections
Posted Feb 18, 2010 7:46 UTC (Thu) by kragil (guest, #34373)
This is how it went down:
Moblin was deb- and XFCE-based in the beginning. Intel partnered with
Later they used rpm/Fedora and Canonical adopted the new Clutter based
Posted Feb 18, 2010 13:08 UTC (Thu) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454)
It's the usual 'NIH, faster to reinvent the wheel than coordinate' symptom. It's a net win at first, and a big loss after a few years when the drain of supporting a whole system alone eats resources that would be better spent on adding new features.
Nokia's and Intel's focus is very narrow, I fear MeeGo will be deeply imbalanced soon (ie anything not a priority for the two big sponsors will suck).
Posted Feb 18, 2010 16:55 UTC (Thu) by blitzkrieg3 (guest, #57873)
Posted Feb 18, 2010 18:03 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Feb 18, 2010 18:48 UTC (Thu) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454)
(more the pity since Moblin forked Fedora early in a cycle when stuff was far from stabilized)
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