I have to admit, I’m a bit saddened to hear that Othernet is leaving Skylark ( OS.js ) behind. I completely understand the need for less expensive hardware, but seems like there was a really a place for OS.js in this project. It was a platform to work from for building out extended functionality.
It felt like a stand-alone web based OS that would be great for 3rd world (non-connected) use. The fact that it was ‘OS like’ added to the usability.
I hope that an eye is kept on the project, as you can see from the OS.js Demo website…it seems to be progressing. Is the overhead involved in serving up the OS.js files too much for the new hardware platform, is that why it is being left behind? I thought since the whole thing was .js then it would be browser heavy but server light (am I wrong on this)?
Othernet is datacasting files…seems like having something on the UI side that can process different file types as elegantly as OS.js would be a plus. OS.js is growing independently…seems like that would be a good fit for just adding a few files to the stream to add Othernet specific functionality to it.
Do we really need to move on to such a limited functionality web interface moving forward?