HP Fulfills A Deep, Magical Promise
The Open WebOS project announced today via its blog the immediate availability of WebOS 1.0. Today is a major win for Open Source as many — including us — were not so fast to trust HP to deliver on the promise of a September release. At the same time, many have been slow to trust the words of Meg Whitman — including us –, because they are typically ridiculous.
The blog touts the following regarding version 1.0:
We now have an OpenEmbeddedbuild that allows a full webOS experience running inside an OE emulator. We have added core applications — email & browser — while continuing to support the desktop build environment.
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.
As one of WebOS’s earliest users, I’m excited for an opportunity to get back to the platform. Is this just the lingering postmortem of WebOS, or is this the beginning of a bright future for HP and the community at large.
Only time will tell. But the blog post does give a glimpse into the future of the project:
We will continue to innovate and develop for Open webOS over the coming months, including the following planned enhancements:
- Qt5 / WebKit2
- Open sourced media and audio components
- BlueZ Bluetooth stack
- ConnMan network management
- Optimized SysMgr rendering architecture
Check out the WebOS introduction video below: