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Old 03/13/2013, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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WebOS Quick Install 4.5.0 goes open source

The founding utility of the webOS homebrew scene has gone open source. WebOS Quick Install was first released by Jason Robitaille back in 2009 and it has served as the backbone for homebrew app installations ever since. The robust Java-based desktop app runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, installs apps, themes, kernels, and patches from multiple homebrew sources, and with the latest update to version 4.5.0 has gone open source for the masses. Open source seems to be all the rage these days.

Despite its vital function in the webOS homebrew and open source development scene, WebOS Quick Install to this point has been a closed source application. 4.5.0 changes that, open sourcing both Quick Install and the webOSLib Java library. By open sourcing webOSLib, developers will be able to utilize the library to install Novacom drivers (open sourced by HP), list connected webOS devices, transfer files, execute shell commands, install apps and patches in compliance with webOS homebrew standards, and more.

Both webOSLib and WebOS Quick Install are up on GitHub now in full open source. You can download and compile yourself, make and submit improvements, or even fork it off into your own webOS homebrew project. Whatever floats your metaphorical homebrew boat. And, as always, if you find yourself appreciating the work Robitaille's done, hit up the source link below to offer up a donation of thanks.
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Old 03/13/2013, 12:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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and please... Lets not post long 'reality checks' for members in this one. This is pretty cool news
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Old 03/13/2013, 08:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OK.. here's a short 'reality check':

"WHAT? But Yes!".

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Old 03/13/2013, 09:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Jason great to see you have decided to make this open source! People here love your great work on webOS and Enyo and we're happy to see that you share your apps and knowledge here with us so we can all learn from it!

I hope you will consider to open source your other projects too?
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Old 03/13/2013, 12:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I, for one, am not in a position to directly benefit from the open sourcing of this Desktop program due to my not being a programmer. However, I do realize the immediate benefit to the community of programmers. WOSQI is far and away one of the most important tools for helping average users of webOS work with their devices. The few advances made to 4.5.0 are great for average webOS users and the Open Sourcing of the code is a very generous offering to the community as a whole.

I'm sure there are many advanced users who will use the excellent ideas Jason packed into WOSQI to help advance their own projects...

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Old 03/14/2013, 01:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Seems great information to me. One question remains though, which interests me: are the Novacom drivers open source as well?
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Old 03/14/2013, 10:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Seems great information to me. One question remains though, which interests me: are the Novacom drivers open source as well?
Yes, they are.
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Old 03/15/2013, 04:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Is Jason quitting webOS/open webOS?
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