11/08/2012, 04:09 PM
I was finally able to compile and run Open webOS in an Ubuntu VM on my Mac last night -- the first time I tried to do so, I wasn't so fortunate. After booting the OS, I poked around to see how it compared to my 3.0.5 Touchpad.
Overall the OS feels the same, as I expect it would. However, I find it to be definitely lacking in areas. After viewing other threads in this forum, I saw that the issues with the browser, lack of and App Catalog, lack of Synergy in apps, etc. were known and documented.
Without the features we've come to expect, exactly what use is Open webOS to anyone who's actually made the effort to port it to another platform/device? And how would one go about overcoming these shortcomings?
It's been mentioned on this site that the Professional version includes all that we are used to with webOS. However, since the Pro is not available to the average user, the basic version of Open webOS itself seems less useful than the development VMs we received with the original webOS SDK.