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#82
When canonical abandoned the works..
Not only did they leave a ball un-thrown for ubports to pick up...
But also I think canonical really didn't help much either...
They simply handed the keys over...and said "bye"...
That is what I glean from it anyway...
Since the ubports team picked up UT they have actually has been chugging away at streamlining and bringing the OS into the present.
They inherited a snarl of a hairball that canonical coughed up and left.

That and a couple other little things.

I give them and Plasma Mobile about the same chrono time ...and both will be pretty much at the same level when they have worked their respective bugs out...

So for the moment I would rather muck about with other OS's ...until their's are ready for prime time.
and any day or week or month from now ...for either / or PM ...or UT ...
Things can move rapidly...
Who knows when a breakthrough moment will occur that dramatically speeds up their timelines...?

But for the moment...
I would rather use Maru and Bliss ...and wait for (alpha) Leste...


And wait a sec.
Back in the day ....when Bora was used ...lets call it maemo 2..
and chinook ....lets call it maemo 3...
were being superseded by Diablo ...maemo 4....
What apps were really wanted ...had to be reworked some...
to run on diablo...
and yet again...what few apps were really wanted from the past ...
had to be reworked to run on maemo 5...
who did that?
Nokia?
hardly...
It was the creators and maintainers of the apps...
If guys working on Leste finish it...
and it means that to run maemo 5 apps...
and most need to be reworked to run on the new Leste....
Is it the OS Teams' job?
or is it the creators and maintainers of the apps whose hard work and code went into it...?
It is not the right of anyone else but the creators and maintainers frankly...or their permission to do so in their place....

When android or iphone come out with a new revision / release... and old apps for past releases don't function optimally on the new release...
It sure as hell isn't the OS teams responsibility...to deal with apps and their maintenance....
In all fairness ...the best any team can do is try to provide a blanket backward compatibility...
It doesn't mean it's bulletproof...or non-glitch-ified apps for everyone.

Gone are the days of the completely walled roofed and floored garden (prison) ...
All OS's have 3rd party apps available by individuals now...
So ...it is up to the creators and maintainers of those apps ...or their proxy's ...to maintain them.
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