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Open WebOS Beta Released With OpenEmbedded Build

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Published on 31 August 2012 03:19 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The beta of the open webOS is now available for testing.

In Open webOS August Edition, the beta release is finally announced for the HP open-source project.
We delivered on our promise

It has taken a lot of hard work, long hours and weekend sacrifices by our engineering team to deliver on our promise and we have accomplished this goal.

The Beta release is comprised of 54 webOS components available as opensource. This brings over 450,000 lines of code released under the Apache 2.0 license, which is one of the most liberal and accepted in the open source community.
The beta build of the webOS Project inckudes a desktop build as well as one based upon OpebEmbedded for porting the once promising Linux mobile operating system to "new and exciting devices."

The new OpenEmbedded build includes an ARM emulator and are actively working on the core image with the full webOS experience. The developers behind the project are encouraging the community to get involved.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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