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    In the latter part of March, webOS Ports upgraded two major parts of the LuneOS system. The Yocto project is what we use to deploy an embedded Linux system to our target devices. Last month we moved to the latest version, named Jethro. In addition, the Qt framework we use for our GUI and system apps has just reached version 5.6 and we have upgraded our builds accordingly. The price of keeping LuneOS at the cutting edge is that major upgrades like these can break other parts of the system that rely on them. Fixing these glitches means it is difficult to produce a stable build of LuneOS, so in April we will focus on progressing the transition rather than making a stable build. We have been able to make great progress with regards to stability, however we still have a few important issues to iron out as well.

    BUT we do have nightlies still coming. The latest of which are available for Grouper (Nexus 7), Maguro (Galaxy Nexus), Mako (Nexus 4), emulator, and Tenderloin (HP TouchPad). Don’t forget the latest uImage for TouchPad. We now also build nightly images for the Raspberry Pi 2. We’re ironing out a few final issues with the Raspberry Pi 3 build, so those images can be built in our build environment as well.

    So what's new? First off, we have a new supported device: Raspberry Pi 2! This was pending for a while, but we finally solved the obstacles on our build environment and images are now generated as part of our nightly build process. Also, the Raspberry Pi 3 port build is working on local machines, however we need to iron out a few issues before we can have builds on our server as well. More to come there.

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    Last edited by webOS Ports; 04/07/2016 at 04:12 PM.
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    I know this may be a long shot but over the long term could you port LuneOS to the Nexus 6?
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    I think it's a matter of building the parts of Android specific to a particular device, so in theory you or anyone else could try this themselves. webOS Ports currently support 2 phone, 2 tablet & (almost) 2 Raspberry Pi models.

    Supporting more models takes effort that would be better spent on getting the project to the beta stage. Of course, if there are new developers willing to support particular devices, I guess they would be welcomed - especially if they contribute to the project as a whole.

    There are porting instructions on the webOS Ports website, but I daresay, some bug fixing would be required. You'd be lucky if it worked 'out of the box'. Remember the software is still alpha quality.
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    Funny I just installed a nightly today because of the issues with the stable. I had noticed a couple of the improvements and issues noted in the article. I'll do some testing and try to report any new issues I find. Thanks for the update!
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    Any chance the Raspberry Pi 1 could be supported? I know it is a bit on the anemic side of things, but I figure it'd just be like my Pixi+, and it'd be scrappy enough that I'd love it regardless!

    Great work, as always.
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    Any chance the Raspberry Pi 1 could be supported? I know it is a bit on the anemic side of things, but I figure it'd just be like my Pixi+, and it'd be scrappy enough that I'd love it regardless!

    Great work, as always.
    Theoretically it should work but we haven't tested to build it yet :-)


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