12/12/2011, 08:41 AM
I know, I know. Everyone here wants to have a Galaxy S2 kind of hardware running webOS ASAP. The issue is: if you want webOS evolve and have a future, you must re-elaborate your thoughts and leave the porting fancy to the hobbyists (there will be a lot, don't worry).
For now, we don't have more than a promise from HP on opensourcing the platform, and this will take months, probably more than a year. Meanwhile, and until every necessary piece of code is published, all the porting efforts will be slow and painful.
So, meanwhile, I think the user space debate must be different: webOS will not have future on the porting space away from us, webOS enthusiasts. The only way webOS will have a commercial future is getting OEMs on board. So, the users' community efforts must be headed towards getting OEMs on board.
If we get only one of the big ones on board, making one single device, the webOS landscape will change, and all the "webOS is dead" aligned media will have to change their minds, and webOS will be officially in the user space again. And this can be done, although there isn't any line of code opensourced yet. Palm people will sure help any OEM to make it possible.
All we can do is start the run, but it's the only thing that needs to be done.