webOS OSE 2.19.0 Release

December 02, 2022

We’re pleased to announce the release of webOS Open Source Edition (OSE) 2.19.0.

The highlights of this release are as follows:

For more details on this release, see the release notes.

Enhanced Home App

In the previous webOS OSE 2.18.0 release, we introduced the re-designed Home App. In this release, we introduce many enhanced features for webOS OSE users:

  • Status Bar for frequently used functionalities
  • Freely editable App Bar
  • New touch gestures
  • And more!

Check out the webOS OSE UI Guide.

A new Home App

Video Call

Video Call is an application that enables users to access virtual meetings easily. For now, this app only supports Cisco Webex and Microsoft Teams.

See the Video Call Usage Guide

The Video Call App

Blockchain Wallet

From this release, webOS OSE introduces a command-line environment for build your own blockchain wallet application. This app helps webOS OSE devices create a command-line file system wallet, sign transactions, and log those transactions into blockchain data through blockchain networks. You can also create fungible and non-fungible tokens, and mint Solana NFTs.

webOS OSE doesn’t provide a secure environment for blockchain wallets. LG Electronics is not responsible for any accident using blockchain wallets on webOS OSE.
More updates and related documents will be released in the future.

Emulator Launcher

Emulator Launcher is a command-line based tool that helps users set up the webOS OSE VirtualBox emulator.

See the Emulator Launcher Guide.

Yocto upgrade to 4.0 Kirkstone

webOS OSE has upgraded its Yocto support from 3.1 to 4.0. The following build-webos releases of OSE contain Yocto upgrade builds.

  • Build 509: Yocto 3.2 Gatesgarth upgrade build
  • Build 510: Yocto 3.3 HardKnott upgrade build
  • Build 511: Yocto 3.4 Honister upgrade build
  • Build 512: Yocto 4.0 Kirkstone upgrade build

See Release 4.0 (kirkstone) for more information.

Chromuium Upgrade to v94

The web engine of webOS OSE has been upgraded from Chromium 91 to Chromium 94. This upgrade to a more up-to-date version includes major security and performance enhancements. See New in Chrome 94 for more information.

Qt 6.4 Update

webOS OSE has updated its Qt version to 6.4. For more information about Qt 6.4 release, see Qt 6.4 Released on the Qt website.