HP releases more Open webOS code, including System Manager and core apps
HP has released the source code of the webOS platform’s core application stack. The company also opened the code of Luna, the webOS System Manager. The code is available for download from the GitHub project hosting site. The latest code drop was announced this week in a blog entry. Alongside details about the latest code, HP also discussed the roadmap of the Open webOS project.
Now that the source code of the relevant components has been made available as open source, HP is working towards a beta release of the Open webOS platform. Unfortunately, Open webOS won’t support existing webOS devices such as the Pre and Touchpad due to the large number of proprietary software components that they require.
"For Open webOS we are aiming for support on future hardware platforms where SoC’s support Linux 3.3+ kernel and where open source replacements for proprietary components are integrated," HP said in its blog post. "Existing devices cannot be supported because of those many proprietary components, including graphics, networking and lack of drivers for a modern kernel."
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