Watch the first public build of open webOS running on the popular Raspberry Pi board...
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Saturday, September 22, 2012:
It was not long ago when Nokia engineer Oleg Romashin ported an early version of Firefox OS to run on the Raspberry Pi. And now another developer who goes by the name aaa801 has successfully booted open webOS on the Raspberry Pi single-board computer, mentions a blog post by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Last month saw the release of the first public betas for Open webOS, HP’s mobile/tablet operating system. Surprisingly, it provide two different build environments: a desktop build and an OpenEmbedded build. The desktop build "provides the ideal development environment for enhancing the webOS user experience with new features and integrating state of the art open source technologies. Developers can now use all their desktop tools on powerful development machines.” The OpenEmbedded build, on the other hand, “provides the ideal development environment for porting webOS to new and existing devices,” according to the company.
The port still needs a user interface if it's to be useful. “This video shows the first public build of open webOS running on the Raspberry Pi. There is no GUI at this point in time for ARM builds, there should be one within a month or so. When the GUI is up and running I will release a ROM to the community,” the developer explains.
If you're new to the world of Raspberry Pi, it is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.
Earlier in June, Chromium OS hacker Hexxeh ported Google's Chromium OS to the $35 Raspberry Pi computer.