Printed from http://www.electronista.com

HP engineers release Open webOS into the wild

updated 04:12 pm EDT, Fri August 31, 2012

HP keeps promise of open-source release by September

HP has held to its promise of releasing webOS as open-source ahead of its September deadline. Open webOS is available to download as a beta, comprising of over 450,000 lines of code in 54 components, all of which has been released under the Apache 2.0 license. The release provides two build environments for its use: a desktop build and an OpenEmbedded build.

The desktop build collects together all elements released so far onto the Ubuntu desktop, with an improved System Manager having support for applications including Core apps such as Calendar and Contacts, along with their underlying Synergy services, as well as support for a number of third party Enyo apps. OpenEmbedded is claimed to provide "the ideal development environment for porting webOS to new and existing devices," with its cross-compiling support for embedded platforms and support for multiple architectures. The build provides an ARM emulator running services such as db8 and node.js, and the team is "actively converging" on an OE Core image.

The engineers responsible for the Open webOS release say there will be more updates in the future, with plans for the OS being announced sometime in September. [via Open webOS Project Blog]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

SMS Audio Sync Sport on-ear headphones

When hitting the gym or going out for a trail run, headphones can cause a number of problems. From the ear buds getting slimy with swe ...

Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Finding a speaker purpose-built for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, ...

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News