[sword-devel] KaiOS, Firefox OS
cmahte at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 08:11:38 EDT 2021
The github page for zefanja shows 6 years of aging.
On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 6:16 AM David Haslam <dfhdfh at protonmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting observations, Peter.
> It was way back in December 2013. I searched the archives for FirefoxOS
> (without the space).
> In the email thread, Stephan mentioned what now redirects to this
> The Module Manager is now very slow.
> It never completes the egg-timing. Abandon-ware???
> The last email from Stephan was dated Jun 26, 2017
> Subject: CORS API
> and was in response to Simon Biggs, who made only a fleeting appearance in
> the mailing list in December 2016 and shortly after that.
> Best regards,
> Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.
> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> On Friday, 26 March 2021 09:57, refdoc at gmx.net <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
> > Years ago we had a couple of people here on the list who worked on HTML
> 5 apps for , I think Firefox OS. Firefox Os was , unsurprisingly, a Linux
> system, which equally unsurprisingly went nowhere, or so it seemed.
> > Recently I stumbled over the fact that Firefox has actually made a
> resurgence in form of KaiOS, which apparently is making huge inroads in
> both India and Africa. In India it is the second system, at around 11% ,
> rising, of the market acc Wikipedia and Android (at 79%, falling). In Sub
> Saharan Africa it is taking over the market of J2ME phones (where we had an
> app for)
> > The current top phone for that market is called the Nokia 8210 or so
> which goes on Amazon for around £49. It can get jailbroken and can run a
> non-spyware version of KaiOS called GerdaOS. 256mb RAM and 4Gb ROM is the
> spec of that. But KaiOS is open to app submissions and actively encourages
> this. Whatsapp etc e.g. are on that. So jailbreaking might actually not be
> necessary other than to allow initial sideloading of an app.
> > Questions:
> > Are those who worked on Firefox OS still active here on the list?
> > Could Bishop run on a system like this?
> > What other HTML5 based apps did we have over the years passing by here?
> There were a few, I think, also something for another phone operating
> system which was promising but got nowhere. SlideOs or some such.
> > Peter
> > Sent from my mobile. Please forgive shortness, typos and weird
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