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Would it be possible to use older Linux kernels in Open webOS?
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Old 09/18/2012, 06:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since everything will be Open Source, would it be possible to go back to earlier kernels that we DO have drivers for and then rebuild Open webOS around it? Wouldn't that solve most of the "no one has drivers for Linux 3.3" issues? I am not saying it would be EASY, but how much of Open webOS uses/will use the NEW stuff in 3.3?

What do you think, would that be a solution to the BIG problem that prevents it from working on existing handsets?
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Old 09/18/2012, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wondered the same, some people said it should be quite do-able, others said it's quite difficult. I personally lack the knowledge to make a proper judgement...
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Old 09/20/2012, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wondered the same, some people said it should be quite do-able, others said it's quite difficult. I personally lack the knowledge to make a proper judgement...
well.. yeah, developer site(under service Q&A section) has said it's not allowed to use native library through nodejs binding... but I was just hoping for it.. ;p
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Old 09/21/2012, 01:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My guess would be that it all "depends" (har har) on what things the rest of the system depends upon. If I'm not mistaken, isn't the stock Jelly Bean running on 3.1 now, but all the Rom hackers are using different kernel versions that their devices have drivers for ..?

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