Open webOS 1.0 is planned to be released in September 2012, but in the meantime, the development team has released an intermediate webOS “Community Edition” for the HP TouchPad.
This code is different from the Open webOS project, and is composed of additional components from the current release of webOS for the TouchPad.
The open webOS project team has been working with WebOS Internals to bring this release out for legacy TouchPad devices. Thanks to the release of the webOS Community Edition, it is now possible to learn how the TouchPad works, modify your TouchPad experience and then apply that to Open webOS 1.0 once it is released.
The Community Edition only supports HP TouchPad, whereas Open webOS 1.0 release will enable the community to port webOS to different hardware platform, and add more features by using open source stacks such as BlueZ bluetooth and GStreamer.
You’ll need to download 2 packages to work with WebOS CE:
- CE-build-support.tgz – A tarball that contains staged headers (and some binary libraries) that are needed to build the Community Edition of the webOS SysMgr (luna-sysmgr).
- webOS-WOCE.tgz – A tarball that contains source code files that are used to build the Community Edition of the webOS SysMgr (luna-sysmgr).
webOS CE build is only officially supported on Ubuntu 12.04 (32- and 64-bit) and build instructions are available on webOS-ports Wiki.