webOS OSE CLI Release Notes

Version added 30-Jul-2018| Modified 01-Aug-2018

The command-line interface (CLI) of webOS Open Source Edition (OSE) provides scripts to use in a command line to create/package a project for an app and to install/run/debug the app on the target device.


webOS OSE CLI v1.8.1 (July 2018)

New/Changed features for this release are listed below.

New/Changed features

  • Changed the package file names (from webos-ose-cli-rpi_sdk-*.* to ares-webos-cli-ose_sdk-*.*)

  • Added the end-user license agreement (EULA)

  • Added hosted web app template

webOS OSE CLI v1.6.4 (Initial Release, March 2018)

The key features and known issues of this release are as follows:

Key features

  • Project creation

    • Provides standard project templates for webOS OSE web apps

    • Provides a list of available templates

    • Generates a project for an app and sets up basic information of an app

  • Web app packaging

    • Packages the source code and generates a package file (.ipk) to run on the target device

    • Provides a feature to exclude sample and test code directories from a project

    • Generates app installation files for debugging

  • Target device management

    • Provides a list of target devices

    • Adds, modifies, and removes target devices

  • Web app installation

    • Installs apps on the target device

    • Provides a list of apps installed on the target device

    • Removes selected apps from the target device

  • Web app launching/closing

    • Runs selected apps

    • Closes apps that are running

    • Provides the list of apps running on the target device

  • Web app debugging

    • Provides Web Inspector for debugging web apps

    • Provides Node Inspector for debugging JavaScript services

    • Provides web app information

    • Provides JavaScript service information

Known issues

  • Web Inspector and Node Inspector work on Blink-based browsers (Chrome and Opera) but not on non-Blink browsers (Internet Explorer, FireFox, and Safari).

  • The emulator should be running prior to using ares-install or ares-launch commands. CLI does not run the emulator automatically.

  • ares-server and ares-inspect commands are not terminated on their own, and can only be terminated manually by pressing Ctrl+C.

  • ares-package shows an error message if an app file name contains non-ASCII characters. (App file names should contain Latin letters ONLY.)

  • ares-setup-device --search|-s (Search webOS Devices) is not working, because webOS OSE does not contain upnpd.

Except as noted, this content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 and sample code is licensed under Apache License 2.0.