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OEone 'Operating Enviroment'

Wednesday April 4th, 2001

A company called OEone today annouced that they will be using Mozilla as a basis for an 'Operating Enviroment' to be used on small devices. All we have right now is a press release, but we are working on getting more details soon.


#1 Operating Environment?

by macpeep

Thursday April 5th, 2001 2:29 AM

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As in.. GUI? Interesting for sure, but currently small devices run OS's like Windows CE, EPOC and Palm OS - none of which Mozilla runs on. If this means that Mozilla will be ported to these, it would be interesting for sure, but how feasible it is remains to be seen. I'm sure WinCE and EPOC ports could be done but I have serious doubts about Palm OS. Linux is not yet a big player in this area, but might become one...

#7 Re: Operating Environment?

by penzilla <seste@oeone.com>

Saturday April 7th, 2001 9:39 AM

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Operating Environment not just as in GUI, but as in an integration of the Linux OS, Mozilla web browser technology and a full range of applications. OEone uses mozilla as an application platform and not just a browser. Mozilla powers the webtop (or desktop if you prefer) and launches all of the applications from this environment. As correctly pointed out by fuzzygorilla OEone is targeting All-In-One computers, Webpads, SetTop boxes and Screen Phones that are x86 based.

#8 Re: Re: Operating Environment?

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Saturday April 7th, 2001 1:34 PM

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Thank you for this overview. The press releases were a bit to markety for me to digest. This helps, some.

--Asa

#2 Re: Operating Environment?

by fuzzygorilla

Thursday April 5th, 2001 11:26 AM

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Not to be too obnoxious, but might I recommend you actually *read* the press release before commenting? To quote: "OEone's software platform harnesses the strength of the Linux Operating System (OS)." There are handheld computers that run Linux (Agenda, iPaq) but if you check the press release, the target market is more towards "a WebPad" or "a SetTop Box" instead of a handheld device.

#3 Hear, hear!

by ipotting <iapottinger@netscape.net>

Thursday April 5th, 2001 6:07 PM

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I would die a happy man if I didn?t hear another *peep* from a certain person!

#4 Agreed

by caspy7

Thursday April 5th, 2001 7:42 PM

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I'd say there would be much agreement among most mozillazine readers on that.

Well, maybe not *die happy*, but nonetheless be much less irritated.

#6 my god!

by macpeep

Friday April 6th, 2001 12:27 AM

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I have a fan club! :) Guys, I think you need to calm down a notch. For the record, I read the press release before posting but while I actually missed the part about Linux, I was talking and thinking about Mozilla on stuff like web pads (like the ones Nokia and Microsoft have demonstrated) and smaller things such as mini-notebook computers (even smaller than the smallest Sony VAIO).

#9 Re: Agreed

by strauss

Tuesday April 10th, 2001 1:51 PM

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I think it's sad to see someone who lucidly expresses an unpopular viewpoint attacked personally for making one minor mistake. Perhaps you should rename this board to "Church of Mozilla" and start a formal Inquisition. For myself, I prefer forums in which a diversity of perspectives are welcomed.

#10 Re: Re: Agreed

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Tuesday April 10th, 2001 5:46 PM

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"For myself, I prefer forums in which a diversity of perspectives are welcomed."

If you really do and you really believe that mozillaZine does not meet that criteria then why do you keep reading and posting here?

--Asa

"MozillaZine! Your Source for Mozilla News and Advocacy" hmm, I must be missing the "Your Forum for Slamming Mozilla Contributors and Their Hard Work" part of that description....

#11 Re: Re: Re: Agreed

by strauss

Wednesday April 11th, 2001 5:32 PM

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"why do you keep reading and posting here?"

Mostly to see if the wall of denial ever cracks and discussion of the root causes of Mozilla instability begins. That is the only thing that would make Mozilla a viable product. This has impact on platform support decisions which I am required to make for DHTML development efforts.

#12 Re: Re: Re: Re: Agreed

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Monday April 16th, 2001 6:03 PM

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I'm willing to step out on a limb and suggest that if you asked the guys that created this site if it was their intention to create a forum for " discussion of the root causes of Mozilla instability" that you would get a pretty quick "No" from them.

I was here when the both the sites first came online. I've read nearly every comment in this forum since it's birth. I've been in the front line of Mozilla testing for longer than most. I've read most posts in most of the mozilla newsgroups. I've read litereally hundreds of thousands of comments in tens of thousands of bug reports. MozillaZine has had a big role in Making Mozilla better over the years but you're wasting your breath and wasting a lot of people's time if you think that you're going to convert this site from an advocacy discussion and community gathering space to a development forum where people are only allowed to talk about performance or stability problems. If you've noticed some resistance to your attempts to crack this "wall of denial" its because people don't come here to read someone slamming a project they feel good about. I sure don't come here to discuss "the root causes of Mozilla instability". If you're serious about identifying and reporting problems to the people in a position to do something about it then do it somewhere else. Take it to Bugzilla.

--Asa

#5 Nokia has something similiar as well...

by slok

Thursday April 5th, 2001 10:10 PM

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#13 groovy.

by MozillaUser

Friday April 20th, 2001 9:08 AM

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groovy. I hope this means OEone will be donating some engineer time to help with the bugsquishing :)