Originally Posted by broncot
Here is a quick initial status update after I went through the process of doctoring one of my TouchPads to install version 1.2.0 of ACL this evening.
Warning: Once installed, there does not seem to be a way to get rid of ACL short of doctoring again.
- It does look as if my GPL code has been removed from this release. Further, they are now giving me attribution in the EULA.
- YES - Version 1.2.0 of ACL requires Beta users to Doctor their TouchPads before attempting to install.
- NO - There does not seem to be any form of ACL uninstallation. The only way to get rid of this code is to Doctor your Touchpad. Since when is Doctoring a reasonable way of installing and uinstalling software on webOS?
- YES - ACL installation seems to properly leave the root partition (/) read-only
- NO - webOS based ACL App Removal does not work. This is a documented regression from the Beta in their Release Notes. The only way to remove an ACL app is from Android Settings/Applications/Manage Applications
- NO - Users does not seem to be able to uninstall ACL except by Doctoring their TouchPads
- NO - ACL Installation with Preware does not restore the Beta approach of providing status information during the long portions of the installation such as building the data partition
- UNKNOWN - Haven't had a chance to try their ACL upgrade process ... still trying to figure out how to get rid of ACL
- NO - The ACL Downloads app seems to only recognize apks loaded with an ACL browser
- The Majority of the Limitations and Known Issues from ACL 1.0.1 Release Notes remain. Specifically:
- Hardware video decoding is not supported.
- Apps can only be uninstalled via Android Settings/Applications/Manage Applications.
- Camera is not supported.
- Center LED is not supported.
- Vibrator is not supported.
- Google services iand apps that have dependencies on Google Services are not supported.
- Bluetooth is not supported.
- Adobe Air, and now Flash, are not supported.
- Tilt does not function correctly in some games and can easily be confused
- FIXED When first launching ACL, the ACL installation app hangs
- FIXED Optware packages seem to work fine with ACL installed
- NO - The bug that sometimes results in bars at the top and bottom of ACL applications remains
- YES - While the OpenMobile documentation clearly states that it does not support third party app stores or side-loading, the Amazon App Store works and works better than it has in previous versions of ACL. It is still clunky in that screens go black for a while, after installation the Open button doesn't always work, etc. But, the App Store is working.
- YES - Version 3.1.2 of Netflix functions and is even in the OpenMobile App Store. Is Netflix working well - not in my opinion. It still regularly skips during video playback to catchup with audio and video quality is inconsistent.
I do have to say that I like the new License Activation application and how it works. It looks as if they did quite a bit of work on this code.
However, I think it is a real stretch to consider this anything better than another beta release.
I think that's enough for this evening,