05/07/2014, 08:29 AM
As many online services have started moving to https or changing their APIs, this has broken many things for webOS. Some of these problems have been patched.
I was wondering if there is any value to creating a 'service pack' that would bundle up the fixes for popular services - especially as some are not in Preware.
Does anyone have any suggestions for inclusion? Does anyone fancy packaging a super patch for Preware?
In the meantime, here is a set of links:
Let's start with Brent Hunter's excellent set up article (if you are starting from scratch): Guide: Coming (Back) to webOS in 2014, Part 1 | pivotCE
If you are planning to reset your device, remember that everything (data, apps) will be lost and will not come back unless you have your own backups. Here are tips on manually backing up: Your BIG BACK UP / RESTORE thread for 2015
UPDATE: After this conversation, it seems there is a possibility of webOS Ports offering
a second patch feed to manually update the patch feed (since the hacking of the webOS Internals one). So, a service pack in some form may be possible without having to trawl the forums for the relevant or latest fix!
Also, it would be a place for less critical modifications, so I will add a second section for those and begin in fitting style with Herrie's update of the 'Alarms - daily options' patch. When posting, check the patch isn't already in Preware (with the app or web search. Please include the category (e.g. Calendar, Clock) and the webOS version to which he patch applies (1.4.5, 2.1.2, 2.2.4 or 3.0.5).
- Grabber5.0's patch installation guide
- Host file stuff. The host file can override web addresses and send your device to where you want it to go.
Edit your HOSTS file.
Some of these are probably now irrelevant, but I noticed recently that on-device help was still working
126.96.36.199 cdn.downloads.palm.com - Any use still?
188.8.131.52 downloads.help.palm.com - Any use still?
184.108.40.206 ipkg.preware.org - redirects any request for the old address to preware.net. Preware and WOSQI are now updated, but this may still have some use.
220.127.116.11 help.palm.com - I think this is the on-device help.
I did see some kind of IPK packager at one time - I'll see if I can find anything out. My concern is that useful patches are scattered across the forum & would be easier to find in a central repository.
I suppose the other issue is certificates, post 'Heartbleed'. I think there has been discussion of a certificate bundle, but how to distribute such a thing securely remains a question.
Edit: Also this: New SSL Bug - Not Heartbleed
UPDATE: For clarity, the suggestion here is to address problems with apps and services that are included in an 'out of the box' webOS device, such as google, yahoo, dropbox, facebook etc. This would take the form of a simple list of links, possibly a 'patch manifest' for Preware or WOSQI or an app that could install patches as selected by the user.
Additional apps and services would not be included as a default or possibly included as an option if the app/service is particularly popular, but for now, see the Zombie and Dead applist for these.
[patch] Alarm - daily options by Romanodog / Herrie.