Open webOS 1.0 is ready
According to chief architect Steve Winston, Open webOS is now ready to be ported to new devices. In a video, the developers demonstrated a port to HP's TouchSmart AiO PC, which Winston said only took the HP engineers a few days to create.
Source code for Open webOS is available on the project's Github repository. For their next steps, the developers plan to modernise the mainly web-technology-based foundations of Open webOS, updating to Qt5, WebKit2, the BlueZ Bluetooth stack and the ConnMan network manager. An improved rendering architecture is also planned for the Luna system manager.
It is already known that Open webOS is not designed to run on old WebOS devices – these devices are not compatible with Linux kernel version 3.3 and also require various proprietary drivers. Getting Open webOS to run on the old HP devices is a task for the WebOS Ports team, which has already released TouchPad extensions that are based on the webOS Community Edition (LunaCE). Unlike HP's video, the Ports team's video also shows an early Open webOS port to an actual mobile device, the Galaxy Nexus.
The Ports team has so far not released any details about the port, but promised to update the official wiki as soon as the code has matured.