HP releases open-source webOS beta to developers
Hewlett-Packard released the beta version of its open-source webOS mobile operating system, also rolling out two developer build environments.
According to HP, the webOS beta includes 54 open-source components, bringing the total number of lines of code issued under Apache 2.0 license to more than 450,000. The new OpenEmbedded developer build includes an ARM emulator running core services such as db8 and node.js, cross-compiling support for embedded platforms and support for multiple hardware architectures.
HP released a screenshot of Open webOS Beta running on a Ubuntu desktop.
HP acquired webOS in 2010 when it purchased Palm for $1.2 billion, discontinuing its webOS device business in mid-2011. Earlier this year, the company pledged to make the platform fully open-source by the end of September 2012. Last month, HP spun off its webOS Global Business Unit into a new independent company called Gram.
- read this Open WebOS blog entry
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