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May 12, 2020 - https://www.webosose.org/blog/2020/05/12/webos-ose-2-5-0-release/ We're pleased to announce the release of webOS Open Source Edition (OSE) 2.5.0. The highlights of this release are as follows: Hardware acceleration based media pipeline for RPi4 Dual audio output through USB devices Nyx GPS module Georgian locale CLI update iLib upgrade For more details on this release, see the release notes. Hardware acceleration based media pipeline for RPi4 This release adds support of hardware acceleration based media pipeline for Raspberry Pi 4 (RPi4). The newly included hardware acceleration based media pipeline enhances the performance of the webOS media framework. Dual audio output through USB devices This release enables dual audio output through USB devices. Nyx GPS module This release includes the Nyx GPS module support. Nyx is a HW abstraction layer that is responsible for providing platform abstraction porting layers to webOS. Georgian locale This release includes the addition of Georgian locale support in i18n/l10n. CLI update Command-Line Interface (CLI) has been updated to v1.11.1. For details, see CLI's release notes. iLib upgrade iLib, the library used for localization in webOS OSE, has been upgraded from v14.4.0 to v14.6.0. For details, see the library's release notes.
Android and iOS may currently dominate the smartphone operating system space, but a one-time rival is still alive and kicking. It’s just not designed to run on phones anymore. Last year LG released webOS Open Source Edition in an effort to bring the software to new platforms. And a series of recent updates have added support for new hardware and laid the groundwork for webOS OSE to be used in automotive systems as well as other types of products, WebOS began its life as a smartphone operating system developed by Palm. When HP acquired that company, tablet support was added. After the HP Touchpad tablet was a flop, HP abandoned its smartphone and tablet strategy (for a time) and sold webOS to LG, which has been using it as the foundation for its smart TV software ever since (as well as other smart devices including projectors and refrigerator). The operating system uses a Linux kernel and it’s known for introducing some key design elements that are widely used by mobile operating systems today including a card-based user interface. As for webOS Open Source Edition, it’s been under active development for the past year and a half or so, but it received a major update last month with the release of webOS OSE version 2.0. Among other things, version 2.0 added: A new touch-friendly reference user interface with a card-view Home Launcher Support for the Raspberry Pi 4 (which is now the default reference hardware) Dual-display support Firmware-Over-the-Air (FOTA) support Support for tethering (sharing an internet connection with other devices) Additional security enhancements and software updates The FOTA support is particularly interesting, since the release notes point out that it’s “becoming a requirement in the automotive context.” So the addition of support for delivering firmware updates in this way could help pave the way for webOS OSE to be used to power in-vehicle computer systems. This week, version 2.1 was released, with various other bug fixes and improvements. It’s a less exciting update, but coming a month after version 2.0, it does suggest that development is continuing at a decent pace. Sadly it does not appear that there are any official efforts to bring webOS back to smartphones or tablets… but there is another open-source project aiming to do that. LuneOS is a community driven project that’s been keeping the webOS mobile dream alive since 2014. It’s still very much a work in progress, but we’ve seen versions of the software ported to run on modern(ish) devices like the PinePhone. Get your Rasberry Pi 4 on Amazon! Source: https://liliputing.com/2019/11/webos-open-source-edition-adds-support-for-raspberry-pi-4-dual-displays-and-more.html
Below are latest videos and link at the bottom to the webOS OSE Youtube Channel webOS OSE Session in OSCON webOS experts had presentations about webOS OSE in OSCON 2018. Welcome Beanbird Bot The Beanbird Bot running with webOS OSE! See what he can do and how. Congrats. You’ve found webOS OSE. Looking for an OS for your new smart device? Here’s webOS OSE that is open source, web app compatible, LG proven, and continuously evolving. Introducing webOS OSE webOS OSE is a web-centric open source software platform for smart devices. See all videos on webOS OSE Youtube Channel
With the release of webOS OSE, I'm wondering if it's able to run on the HP Touchpad. I wonder if someone will attempt to port it over. Might give me a reason to pull out the old Touchpad, currently have an older Android system on it and haven't messed with it in over a year.