XO-tablet development? [Devel Digest, Vol 90, Issue 8]
wad at laptop.org
Wed Aug 14 01:54:47 EDT 2013
By proposing that further development work be native to Android,
you are locking the fruits of that labor away from:
- Any child using a current XO laptop
- Any child using any other Linux laptop, such as the millions of children in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, etc...
- Any child using a Windows laptop
Why would you do that ? By working within the proposed framework (Sugar on HTML5),
these children are supported as well as those using a Android tablet.
As James has already pointed out, the performance penalty of using
HTML5 is minimal --- probably less than that of using Python on most systems,
as much work (independent of OLPC) goes into optimizing its performance.
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