webOS OSE 2.6.0 Release Notes

Release date: July 16, 2020

This version corresponds to the GitHub releases from build #198 to build #218.

New and Changed Features

Core Applications

System

  • Enact Browser
    • Modified the bookmark feature that users have an option whether to add a shortcuts app to the Home Launcher when adding a bookmark by tapping the star icon
    • Updated package.json dependencies to the latest version

System UI

  • Home Launcher
    • Added the feature to show a badge on a bookmark

Application Framework

SDK

  • Released Command-Line Interface (CLI) 1.12.0

Managers & Services

App

  • SAM
    • Modified to make it available to run a launcher on the primary display (HDMI0) and a bareapp on the secondary display (HDMI1)

Connectivity

  • Added the nmeaparser library
  • Added mock NMEA related changes in location service modules
  • Added the GPS mock nyx queryProviders command and improvement of GPS location data response

Display

  • LSM
    • Introduced new WebOSCompositor import scheme
    • Added a debug option to visualize the display boundary
    • Updated qtbase patches
    • Added an option for MaliitServer to disable LS2 service
    • Upgraded Qt to 5.12.8

i18n/l10n

  • Added a color font emoji

Media

  • Implemented the WebRTC hardware decoding pipeline
  • Added Generic AV migrated camera pipeline

Web Engine

  • Blink
    • Added display affinity to network settings parameters
    • Added the webOSLocaleChange event
    • Implemented the web media player and video decoder for WebRTC
    • Added the local storage manager feature
    • Added support for launching web apps on multiple displays with different resolutions

Base Components

i18n/l10n

  • Replaced the localization tool

Build System & SCM

OpenSSL

  • Updated to v1.1.1g

Fixed Issues

  • n/a

Known Issues

  • If Youtube playback speed is adjusted to other than normal speed, the loader spins continuously and the video won't play.

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