QEMUx86 Emulator for Linux Release Notes

Deprecation Warning
QEMUx86 Emulator for Linux is no longer actively maintained, so it is strongly recommended that you use VirtualBox Emulator instead.

webOS Open Source Edition (OSE) emulator is an x86 (x86_64) virtualization system based on QEMU virtualizer. Currently, the emulator only supports Linux Ubuntu as a host operating system.

Refer to the following for detailed information of each release.

Initial release (June 2018)

System Requirements

Note that this version of emulator is optimized for the following host environment.

  • Operating system
    • Linux Ubuntu
      • 16.04 (32-bit and 64-bit)
      • 14.04 (32-bit and 64-bit)
      • 18.04 (64-bit) (not fully tested)
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 3 GB or more RAM
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 or higher screen resolution
  • Graphics card: 256 MB or more video memory with OpenGL 3.0 support
  • Required software
    • qemu 2.7.0 or higher version
    • virglrenderer 0.6.0 or higher version (0.6.0 tag version is recommended)
    • libsdl2-2.0-0 or higher version
    • OpenGL 3.0 or higher version

New Features

  • QEMUx86 virtual machine based emulator
  • Provides graphics performance with host PC’s GPU H/W acceleration
  • Emulates major features of webOS OSE platform on PC without RPi3 target device
  • Provides emulator run script with JSON configuration file for easy use
  • Supports webOS OSE CLI tool for application and platform development

Known Issues