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    I really loved my pre and have been watching the development of Luneos. What are some opinions about a daily driver. I know that there is no timeline, but what do users think might be possible?

    I am looking for user opinions, not anything official.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22350 View Post
    I really loved my pre and have been watching the development of Luneos. What are some opinions about a daily driver. I know that there is no timeline, but what do users think might be possible?

    I am looking for user opinions, not anything official.
    I'm sad to say that, in my experience, any project that has no firm timeline assigned to a completion or delivery date usually doesn't end well. I hate it, too, as I used WebOS up until it was no longer feasible and eventually switched to Apple. I'd love to see LuneOS make something of itself... just not holding my breath for it anymore.
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    My N4 had power problems (among it's other issues, but it was cheap!), so my experience is of a previous (coffee milk) release and I didn't put a SIM in.

    Firstly, define 'daily driver'... If you want a phone that can call (but doesn't ring!), text, surf the web and get email, then it's basically there. (not sure about the email app...) I think there's a functional Google maps app and a couple of other things. For fancier stuff, there are a few apps. Old apps may need updating or complete rewrites and the latest trendy thing will depend on the willingness of service providers to allow access to their APIs.

    To take the car analogy, it goes, but there are no doors, seatbelts and definitely no stereo. There's also a worrying rattle somewhere...

    Since I used it, there have been upgrades to some system fundamentals, so I guess the current work is hunting the bugs caused by this or even undoing old patches that are now covered by upstream fixes.

    It remains alpha software, with all the caveats you should read before installing and it can't realistically be relied upon. You might be OK, but if you want to take it out for a spin, put your current phone in the other pocket, just in case.

    Other than apparent stability, I'm not 100% what state (e.g. enabled features) would qualify as 'beta' and can't guess any better than anyone else when that will happen, but I get the impression it's not too far away.
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    ...and in response to the reply that snuck in before I finished honing my prose, there can't really be a time-line for a project being made in the free time of volunteers. It all depends on volunteer numbers, available skills and of course, available free time! To give a deadline creates the possibility of missing it and creating disappointment and a bad impression of the product. This happens fairly frequently even in corporate products.

    Personally, I'm very confident that LuneOS will be delivered in a 'daily driver' condition (if that is an indicator of completion). What happens after that will depend greatly on what vision the creators have for it and how users react.

    In a world where even MS pull their offering, it's hard to see where LuneOS can go, even if it is commercialised. Of course, it depends on the definition of success. If taken up by enough, current, returning and new webOS users, a fairly small but active user-base could supply enough enthusiasm to keep it going in much the same way as webOS has persisted for these last few years. Fully Open-source, it will be even easier to fix up than webOS. There are also a few changes in the mobile sector that could be fairly conducive to LuneOS.

    Don't listen to Wormtongue, Theodyn, King!
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