Widgets: Openmoko/Chumby transproject?
fthiery at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 10:56:00 CEST 2007
> If you're about Macromedia Flash (er, now Adobe), isn't it closed
The neo has a closed source real time OS running the GSM part...
As for flash, you do have tools : see http://osflash.org/projects
Of course you won't have heavy Flash 9 with supercowpowers, but it's
way enough for widgets...
>And well, flash is never fast - due to it's
> nature it is very CPU-intensive.
Do you really need power for displaying a digg feed? Check out the
chumby's examples, they really show simple yet efficient gadgets (ok,
these two words don't go along :p)...
> This link unfortunately requires me to login to get it working. I hope
> this is not a site advertising?
I registered. And after registration, you can download the Linux
source, download the hardware blueprints, etc... I'm 80% sure that
lots of people following this list kept an eye on it too.
> I'm stated my point of view.Personally, I will never buy "open" phone
> where UI toolkit is heavily based on closed source thing and requiring
> me to buy proprietary Adobe app to create\change UI parts.
Hey, calm down :) I didn't speak of a flash UI, but using flash as
webwidget display engine. I'm sure that the chumby's guys didn't do
the choice without thinking of these consequences...
> in open source spirit.
Ok, they chose a non-OSS-spirit technology, but what's the open source
flash counterpart again? Animated SVG ? Or, AJAX+DHTML requiring a
webcore port... Yeah.
> Of course this is my own private
> opinition and it is safe to ignore it.
This goes for me too :)
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