webOS OSE 2.4.0 Release Notes

Release date: March 18, 2020

This version corresponds to the GitHub releases from build #155 to build #174.

New and Changed Features

Managers & Services

Application Management

  • WAM (Web App Manager)
    • The pauseApp method has been added.

Base Components


  • QtWayland has been upgraded to 5.12.4.

Web Engine

  • Web Engine has been upgraded to Chromium 79.

BSP & Kernel

Kernel core

  • linux-raspberrypi has been upgraded to 4.19.93.

Build System & SCM

IoT profile

  • The script and layer to build the IoT profile (webOS IoT) have been added.

Fixed Issues

  • Fixed an issue where, while booting, a light-purple background is displayed briefly before Home Launcher shows up.
  • Fixed an issue where, in VirtualBox Emulator, the audio from YouTube app is not output for a non-Bluetooth audio device.

Known Issues

  • When using YouTube on the Enact Browser, after changing the subtitle language, the YouTube setting button becomes unresponsive.
  • After setting the menu language to Korean in the Settings app, the navigator.language property is retrieved as “en-US” instead of “ko-KR”.
  • When the network setting is not properly done, the YouTube app is not launched instead of showing network error messages.