Why one cannot recommend the freerunner as a daily phone (was Re: Is a FreeRunner sufficient for me?)
damianspriggs at mac.com
Tue Jun 23 04:42:57 CEST 2009
Sure, it's a developer phone, and is marketed as such, but what they
don't tell you is what kind of developer. When I got mine 6 months
ago, I took that to mean applications, not "everything about this
needs massive help".
I think one of the pitfalls for OM was trying to put everything out at
once, instead of systematically selecting and stabilizing a kernel,
then get the underlying system working, and finally get the UI and
useable applications. Now I haven't tried all the distros out there,
but from the chatter I read on the maillists, it seems that each are
shooting for that moving target in continuing the "all at once"
approach, and predictably coming up short.
Don't get me wrong, I love my Freerunner, and it's my daily/only phone
(Hackable:1and SHR). I just wish I could spend more time working on
applications than messing around with little fixes, rebooting, and
waiting for something reasonably stable to develop for. :)
On Jun 22, 2009, at 10:05 PM, David Ford wrote:
> this phone is marketed as a developer's phone, and all the websites
> related to this phone all have (or should have) discussion largely
> surrounding this.
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