The first Open webOS is now released, following a long period of hard work from HP’s development team.
The company has managed to stick to the development roadmap it announced back in January, and Open webOS 1.0 is now available in a final, stable release.
“Our combined efforts with the community and hard work have paid off, and we are now ready to move on to the next phase together. With this release we have affirmed our commitment to meet our goals and create a vibrant open source community,” HP notes in a blog post.
The release comes with OpenEmbedded build that can offer the full webOS experience in an emulator, and also sports a series of core applications, such as the email and browser.
“In the past 9 months, we have delivered over 75 Open webOS components. This totals over 450,000 lines of code. (Can I get a hell yeah!). The source code for Open webOS can be found in Open webOS repositories on GitHub.”
The availability of this release means that the webOS platform can now be ported to more devices, and HP has already demoed the platform on some of its own products.
The development for the open platform will continue in the months ahead, with focus on enhancements such as Qt5 / WebKit2, Open sourced media and audio components, BlueZ Bluetooth stack, ConnMan network management, and Optimized SysMgr rendering architecture.
“By using the build framework for embedded Linux, the Yocto Project with OpenEmbedded-Core, Open webOS is poised to deliver an open source build environment that developers will thrive from,” Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation, said.
“Open webOS continues to hit its milestones, and we expect the community around the project to continue to grow. All the right tools are in place.”