05/06/2013, 02:17 PM
And the only way to accomplish what you're talking about is to get the hardware accelerated graphics issue taken care of.
Originally Posted by Rnp
You can get Open webOS on any device for which the kernel source is available (and unlockable bootloader) in under a day, but the UI feel is plain awful each and every time, since the Android graphics drivers don't have the provisions for webOS-style graphics acceleration and vice versa.
Until and unless we have the code to translate from one instruction set to another (or switch over to the Android graphics model entirely), Open webOS is practically dead as a hobbyist OS and as a readily-available OEM pre-installed option.
We can argue till we are all blue in the face, but this is the one and only reality, the stone around our necks, dragging us down and holding us back. HP and Palm-era webOS is thought of in the past tense, and many devs like Garrett have left with a provisional goodbye for that exact reason, that the only way forward is Open webOS, and until that gets off the ground they are sticking to other projects.
So we are not only losing time, "freshness", positive media exposure, but also manpower, the very thing that makes Homebrew a viable force in keeping webOS alive.
That said, i'm no longer talking about the issue of enriching OM with our hard earned dollars (and getting only a modest return for it). It's not about me, it's not about OpenMobile. Not anymore, that subject has been beaten to pulp and we all know each other's talking points by heart.
It's time to realize that no one is going to do the tedious work of reverse-engineering and/or rewritng display drivers for each an every device, and finally move forward. It's not going to be an easy project, but at least it's a way towards the future and not simply palliative care for a 'last year's device, which is what this thread is about.
If we build it, they will come... Or rather, come back.
P.S. If PIC's goal truly is to release a new device, then why are they sitting and waiting for Internals/Ports to quietly solve this issue for everyone? "Fishy" would be an understatement.