As we head into March, I want to give you an update on what you can expect from us this month. The development team continues to work hard to bring you a best-in-class open platform, and meeting our March commitments pushes us further in that direction.
The most important news is that we are expanding the QtWebKit framework to incorporate OpenAL Soft (a 3D audio API), the OpenGL ES and WebGL graphics libraries, and GStreamer for handling streaming media. As we move webOS to the next generation, we’ve chosen these class-leading components to give our developers the ability to provide their apps with the most immersive and robust graphics and audio.
We are also announcing our integration with the Linux Standard Kernel, version 3.3. We will provide a hardware abstraction layer, called “Nyx”, which will give access to layers not available through the standard driver set.
Next, we will be introducing the fast and efficient LevelDB as our database engine. Developers will continue to use the MojoDB (DB8) abstraction layer to access database functionality; this will be released in March as well.
Toward the end of the month, we plan to release Novacom, which allows for USB communication and debugging with webOS devices. We know a lot of you in the developer community have been eager to get your hands on this. Enjoy!
I’ll post again soon to keep you apprised of our progress.