Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Jul 2012 21:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Another batch of open source webOS components released - but there's some bad news. "For Open webOS we are aiming for support on future hardware platforms where SoC's support Linux 3.3+ kernel and where open source replacements for proprietary components are integrated. Existing devices cannot be supported because of those many proprietary components, including graphics, networking and lack of drivers for a modern kernel (but of course, there is the Community Edition for those interested in improving the TouchPad)." So, which future hardware platforms? They must have something in mind, right?
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This project is dead
by zimbatm on Tue 31st Jul 2012 21:58 UTC
zimbatm
Member since:
2005-08-22

In short they're ditching all the potential developers who would come on board with their existing devices.

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RE: This project is dead
by ricegf on Wed 1st Aug 2012 11:13 UTC in reply to "This project is dead"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I see it as more of a Mozilla move, i.e., rather than looking back to Navigator, look forward to Firefox. Rather than looking back to last year's tablets, look forward to next-gen systems.

I like it.

While my first preference would be for a Jolla MeeGo device (which I consider a real computer), this would probably be my second choice when my beloved N900 finally dies. I'll settle for Android, though, if neither comes through with an attractive product.

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RE[2]: This project is dead
by sparkyERTW on Wed 1st Aug 2012 12:51 UTC in reply to "RE: This project is dead"
sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

While my first preference would be for a Jolla MeeGo device (which I consider a real computer), this would probably be my second choice when my beloved N900 finally dies. I'll settle for Android, though, if neither comes through with an attractive product.


Amen to that. My N900 is still kicking, though for how much longer I don't know, and while I'll take Android over iOS or WP7 any day, I'm really hoping for something more interesting from Jolla or whatever these guys have up their sleeve.

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RE[2]: This project is dead
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 1st Aug 2012 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE: This project is dead"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

In reality, its more of RMS move. They aren't living in the real world. They are explicitly stating that it will only support hardware that has open drivers. There has never been an arm based device with open drivers. I'm not sure why they think they will magically come into existence, unless HP is going to force an existing ARM maker to do it. Until the impossible happens, open webos will be confined to an emulator.

Additionally HP is only committed to making tablets, explicitly saying they won't make phones.

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RE[2]: This project is dead
by Fergy on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 11:55 UTC in reply to "RE: This project is dead"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I see it as more of a Mozilla move, i.e., rather than looking back to Navigator, look forward to Firefox. Rather than looking back to last year's tablets, look forward to next-gen systems.

Funny you mention Mozilla which has Firefox OS; a web based OS...

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RE: This project is dead
by henderson101 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 12:16 UTC in reply to "This project is dead"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Shame really. Enyo is a pretty nice framework.

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RE[2]: This project is dead
by BrianH on Wed 1st Aug 2012 14:32 UTC in reply to "RE: This project is dead"
BrianH Member since:
2005-07-06

Enyo doesn't require WebOS anymore. It's already moved on to being cross-platform.

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RE[3]: This project is dead
by henderson101 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This project is dead"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Yeah, I know. But if the project as a whole doesn't get traction, it's just another Javascript UI library.

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tbutler
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm hoping the determined webOS developers will take the Community Edition as a base for drivers and port those to open webOS 1.0 (or backport open webOS 1.0's new features).

Reply Score: 3