It’s pretty hard to believe that it’s only been three months since HP pulled the plug on official support on webOS and shut down its cloud services. Yet with the arrival of August, the loyal base of webOS developers and enthusiasts who have stuck around will likely be seeing the ninth stable release of LuneOS in the very near future.
Despite having been churning out stable builds for less than a year, the webOS Ports team’s LuneOS is already proving to be a very capable candidate to fill the void left behind by webOS. Read on past the jump, and we’ll examine how the latest LuneOS, Cafe Cubano, measures up to its predecessor.
Continue reading LuneOS Cafe Cubano: An In-Depth Look
It’s the first of the month so you know what that means! Rent is due! Oh, and the next stable release of LuneOS is available code named Black Eye. So pull out your TouchPad and/or Nexus 4 (and your checkbook for the rent) and get updating.
Continue reading Next LuneOS Stable Release Available: Black Eye
The webOS community may be a bit smaller these days but it’s no less devoted to the platform. And it’s that community that is rallying behind us here at webOS Ports. Thanks to your direct support, our team has grown from just 5 members at release to over 12 with more on the way. As you can imagine, leading up to the initial release the team was a bit overwhelmed with the details of creating an entire operating system. Now that we have a few more folks directly developing for LuneOS, things are starting to come together. But we still need your help.
Continue reading webOS Ports: Help Wanted
Alright, let’s be honest. If you’re a webOS user in 2014 you have to understand how to use patches, occasionally use webOS Quick Install‘s Linux Commandline, and may have even built your own custom webOS doctor using webOS Internals‘ meta-doctor.
The tutorials can be complex for some of the fixes webOS users have to make but a basic understanding of Linux can really help. Especially since webOS is built upon Linux! If you already knew that then you might also know about LWN.net. Essentially, if you want to know anything and everything worth mentioning within the world of Linux then you’ll get yourself over to LWN.net for the news. And the fine folks over there just did a very nice write-up on LuneOS!
Continue reading LuneOS receives praise from LWN.net
Here is something very interesting. If you are not sure what you are looking at, It’s the code repository of Open-webOS. That’s the code originally released by Hewlett Packard and developed by LG electronics. What it shows is webOS being tested on a Nexus 5.
We’ve already had some excitement with the recent Ports to the Touchpad & Nexus 4 by the webOS-Ports team, but this was submitted by an engineer at LG.
So is this a gift for the team to help with future ports or is it LG’s own project? If LG puts webOS on a Nexus 5 and makes that code available, isn’t that an LG webOS phone? Could this test merely be a prelude to a future project?
We’ll keep you updated on any developments and in the meantime will speculate wildly with the rest of the webOS community.