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HP Donates To WebOS's Major Hombrewing Group

sacherjj Re:independence (77 comments)

This doesn't keep WebOS Inernals from going out of business. It makes it easier to help the community. WebOS Internals have bought much server power from direct donation from the WebOS fans. I've personally donated $120 to them. They reason? They are doing cool stuff.

WebOS Internals has done a bunch for the platform. Worth much more than a $10k server. Nice to anonymously question the ethics and morals of a stand up group. Have the balls to at least insult people under a username.

more than 3 years ago
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HP Donates To WebOS's Major Hombrewing Group

sacherjj Re:Good PR (77 comments)

The Custom Kernel released for the first Pre on Sprint is the only thing that makes it usable for me. Memory caching and changing processor speed from 500 MHz to 720, 800 or 1 GHz. (I just run 720 MHz.) WebOS Internals stays completely White Hat and respects HP/Palm IP rights. The work closely together and do great things.

People say that Android is open, but it isn't nearly as open as WebOS in what you can do. There is no jail breaking or anything like it. You enter dev mode and you have root. Period.

more than 3 years ago
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How many processes are running on your desktop box?

sacherjj Re:Oh Great Slashdot (382 comments)

What do I do with all the other inodes?

more than 4 years ago
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Rumor: Palm ditching webOS for Android?

sacherjj Why so many lies about Palm? (8 comments)

These days, I wonder if people are posting blatantly false lies about Palm to assure that their short of the stock is successful.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Windows Mobile (332 comments)

Part of the process is that he will not change his code to what they think it should be. That is for a good reason and for stability. But he believes he thinks his code is perfect. It is not. His ego is writing checks his non-existent PayPal account can't cash.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Hyperbole inflation (332 comments)

I RTFA before it appears on Slashdot. I'm a developer on the WebOS platform. I understand his frustration. However:

His applications HAVE been distributed for MONTHS on Home brew forums. That is the point. His apps are OUT THERE. He is wanting to write the rules to get in the blessed App Catalog. Sorry, but currently the Palm App Catalog is in Beta and Palm is working hard to process all requests for apps to include to deal with someone who wants to do everything contrary to what Palm requests.

HOMEBREW is made for the open source crowd, right now.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Windows Mobile (332 comments)

If you don't use the Palm SDK to develop, you can sell your wares any places you like. But downloading THEIR SDK means you agree to THEIR CONDITIONS.

NOTHING is keeping you from developing software on your Pre and selling to off your web site. You just can't use the Emulator or other software Palm developed to do so.

Far be it for Palm to want a solid and worry free user experience.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Hyperbole inflation (332 comments)

5 months? The Pre was release on June 6th. It has been under 4 months the device was available and 3 or less that he has been trying to get it in a beta App Catalog.

It seems like he has been fighting it as much as possible the whole way as well.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Hmmm... (332 comments)

Yes, because all developers should submit their for pay apps on the day that the pay catalog goes live. That is BRILLIANT!

Wait, no. Then we wouldn't have any Pay apps in a live Pay App Catalog at launch.

I'm fine with enough "buy in" to the process of distributing through Palm that fly by night developers that might not offer support are weeded out.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Windows Mobile (332 comments)

Many Palm employees have said that they enjoy the homebrew scene and will not stop distribution via this avenue. They only restrict selling outside of the Catalog.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Windows Mobile (332 comments)

No, it's just rediculous that you can't run software which hasn't been in their store.

This is dead simple on the Pre. You have been able to run both of his Apps on the Pre since almost day 1. He is just pissed that Palm won't bend over backwards for the honor of distributing his apps.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Let's all be like Apple! (332 comments)

Yep. It downloads automatically to my Pre over WiFi or EVDO and I can play it in about 20 seconds. Works GREAT.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:This seems like a terrible plan. (332 comments)

The difference between arrogance and hubris is what you can get away with.

Sorry, confused as to if your are talking about the programmer who wrote the article listed or Palm. Hard to tell who has more hubris.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Windows Mobile (332 comments)

Yep, you should be able to walk into a store and just dump your stuff on the shelf without any approval. Ridiculous that stores don't let you.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:We need an open platform / open source PDA. Now (332 comments)

Seriously? The Pre is the most open platform out there (including Android with its locked down ROM).

QuickInstall and the average user can hack the WebOS and install programs to load whatever homebrew they want. No jailbreaking, easy as pie.

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Hyperbole inflation (332 comments)

Yes, this guy is as much to blame as Palm for creating struggles. Seriously. I had my App submitted for the Catalog with about 1 hour of effort.

Look at me, Palm won't spoon feed me to cater to my every need about distributing my crappy apps. Waaaaaaaah!!! Waaaaaaah!!

more than 4 years ago
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The Kafka-esque Nightmare of Palm App Submission

sacherjj Re:Hmmm... (332 comments)

Stuff like this?

I opened a free bank account and pointed a free PayPal account to it. Total time, 1 hour at bank and on computer.

Done.

Apps submitted for sale from Palm.

Yes, there are issues with Palm creating the infrastructure to handle all developers apps being submitted. However, the poster is constantly deciding that he won't do the simple things Palm asks, to help them manage the volume. Fine, those "problem" developers can wait until everything is figured out.

Why in the world should Palm spend hours and hours appeasing a developer of two mediocre apps (yes, I've used both) when the same time could get a dozen more developers setup for submitting apps. Obviously, it is some sort of conspiracy, rather than just good business sense.

more than 4 years ago
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Remote Kill Flags Surface In Kindle

sacherjj Re:Flags (630 comments)

Settle down, youngsters.

more than 5 years ago
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Roku To Go Open Source

sacherjj Re:content? (140 comments)

Roku has the capability to play MPEG4. It doesn't have to deal with the inferior WMV.

more than 5 years ago
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Roku To Go Open Source

sacherjj Re:Very strange target market: quality tradeoff (140 comments)

If you have a fast internet connection, the level 4 (highest level) video is indistinguishable from a DVD. This is playing on a 32in 720p LCD. If they use the MPEG4 Roku is capable of, it will look even better than the WMV that Netflix requires.

more than 5 years ago

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