UI difference in webOS OSE and webOS TV


#1

Compared to the regular TV version of webOS, the Open Source Edition has a stripped down version of the UI.
Is there a specific reason for this?

Would love to know if there's a specific repo that would enable to add a custom interface.


#2

Hi n-jay,

the reason for removing TV UI from the webOS OSE is that we think that it is too much TV oriented UI and maintaining production level UI/UX for open source project was much work for us at the moment of making that decision.

and ofc, you can freely develop and add custom interface.

Thank you much.


#3

Noted.

I'm still pretty new to webOS and developing on Operating Systems in general so please excuse me if this next question sounds stupid;
but is there any particular repository on the webOS OSE github repos that should be given attention to when creating a new launcher UI?


#4

I think that you can see https://github.com/webosose/luna-surfacemanager/tree/master/base


#5

Thanks for that, will check it out! :slight_smile: