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Open webOS 1.0 arriving in September

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Open webOS 1.0 arriving in September
Back in December, HP decided it’s open sourcing webOS, and will remain an active contributor to its development and now we know when Open webOS 1.0 is arriving - this September.

HP released the whole schedule recently detailing the whole open source plan. First, the name of the OS has changed slightly to Open webOS.

Secondly, starting today the Enyo 2.0 framework for developers will be made available. The 2.0 version supports non-webKit browsers for app creation. In addition, HP will use the standard Linux kernel, which should make it easier for its hardware partners to make devices.

Here’s HP’s detailed roadmap:

Enyo 2.0 and Enyo source code
Apache License, Version 2.0

Intended project governance model
QT WebKit extensions
JavaScript core
UI Enyo widgets

Linux standard kernel
Graphics extensions EGL
USB extensions

Ares 2.0
Enyo 2.1
Node services

System manager ("Luna")
System manager bus
Core applications
Enyo 2.2

Build release model
Open webOS Beta

Open webOS 1.0

Download Enyo 2.0 [external link]

source: Engadget

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posted on 26 Jan 2012, 04:58 1

1. Tarkio (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

There is still plenty of room for webOS, as there are for many more platforms. My main hope is that, by design, will be free from all the patent lawsuits.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 06:11 1

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

and I hope they will have a lot of additions in their app catalog..

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 06:39 1

3. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

i dont see why they would. they have never had dev support. unless the big hitters take this and run with it, im not sure why this time would be any different.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 14:57

4. dayron (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I hope webos is a total success. I'm sick of boaring ios and ununiformed/unstable android. And people kill me talkin about a bounch of apps. How many apps can you use. How many are quality apps? That's 1 thing Apple does right.

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