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UPDATE: webOS Internals/Ports Sites (were) Offline

UPDATE: They’re back! That was fast!

If you’ve been incessantly hitting refresh on your web browser trying to get webos-ports.org and/or webos-internals.org to load, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, they may not come back online any time soon.

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News Crumbs – 15th June 2014.

Here are some news crumbs we found when cleaning out the webOS toaster:

´╗┐The Twelfth day of webOS-mas – Uberkernel.

On the twelfth day of webOS-mas,
My true love gave to me,
Uberkernel running,
Eleven Preware patches,
Ten Tweaks enabled,
Nine OS doctors,
Eight Macaws tweeting,
Seven Spiders Feeding,
Six T’s to reset,
Internalz Pro!
Four WiFi Shares,
Three Touchstone Chargers,
Two printing methods,
And webOS quick install.

Your webOS device runs on the GNU/Linux operating system. The heart of the system, it’s engine, is called the kernel. WebOS Internals offers you the Uberkernel. Unlike the stock kernel, it can sense the temperature of the computer chip running your device. The kernel has another feature: It can change the speed at which the chip is run. In practice, this delivers the following benefits: Better performance & better battery life. How can it do both these things? When you are busy using your phone, the kernel allows the chip to run faster than normal, slowing down only when the chip reaches a set temperature. When not in use or when the battery is low, the speed is slowed down to save power. To control and monitor these functions, you also need to install the Govnah app from Preware. Here are the instructions if you want to try UberKernel.

So, that’s 12 gifts from the webOS & it’s enthusiasts. What 12 things would be on your list? The comment box is below. Have a great 2014!

The Eleventh day of webOS-mas – Preware.

tuxmas3On the eleventh day of webOS-mas,
My true love gave to me,
Eleven Preware patches,
Ten Tweaks enabled,
Nine OS doctors,
Eight Macaws tweeting,
Seven Spiders Feeding,
Six T’s to reset,
Internalz Pro!
Four WiFi Shares,
Three Touchstone Chargers,
Two printing methods,
And webOS quick install.

The first webOS device was the Palm Pre. Software for the Pre = Preware. The open nature of the webOS system and the PalmOS legacy attracted many top developers to webOS in the early days. Many produced so-called ‘Homebrew’ software that could do things with your device that Palm would not allow to apps in the official catalog. This software had to be sideloaded directly to the device with webOS Quick Install or similar programs. That is, until Preware arrived from WebOS Internals. Now there are two app catalogues for your device and Preware can also offer themes and patches to change the way the system works. Of course there is something for every device – not just the Pre. If you are here reading this, you are probably something of a webOS die-hard, already have Preware installed and know what a great gift it is. An Enyo rewrite, Preware 2, is on it’s way for the port project and available for beta-testing.

The Tenth day of webOS-mas – Tweaks.

The Tweaks control panel appOn the tenth day of webOS-mas,
My true love gave to me,
Ten Tweaks enabled,
Nine OS doctors,
Eight Macaws tweeting,
Seven Spiders Feeding,
Six T’s to reset,
Internalz Pro!
Four WiFi Shares,
Three Touchstone Chargers,
Two printing methods,
And webOS quick install.

If you look in your Preware catalogue, you’ll see a section for patches – small pieces of software that modify parts of the webOS system and it’s stock apps. But what if you can’t find a patch that makes a particular change you’d like? What you need is a patch that is tweaks enabled. Now you can open your tweaks app and adjust settings for the patched behaviour that suit you, bringing greater flexibilty and customisation to the user experience.