Skip to content
Terminal Emulator for webOS
C C++ JavaScript
Latest commit 25cff12 Mar 13, 2012 @stbuehler stbuehler Merge pull request #97 from dtzWill/timespec_compare_typo
Fix timespec >= comparison operator.
Failed to load latest commit information.
images firstUse, launchPoints and more Jan 27, 2012
roles combine setup and wterm into 1 binary so that ls2 roles can be setup Feb 4, 2012
screenshots add exhibition mode screenshot (cmatrix) Jan 29, 2012
.gitignore first cut custom character selector Feb 10, 2012
50_us.ryanhope.wterm build wterm version into plugin Feb 13, 2012
Makefile combine setup and wterm into 1 binary so that ls2 roles can be setup Feb 4, 2012 update readme links Feb 9, 2012
app.html wooooo Feb 12, 2012
jail.conf wterm Dec 20, 2011
pmPostInstall.script.release tweak profile Feb 13, 2012
pmPreRemove.script tweak profile Feb 13, 2012
wterm_plugin_appinfo.json try supporting older devices Jan 29, 2012

wTerm (webOS Terminal Emulator)

wTerm is a Enyo PDK/Hybrid Terminal Emulator for the webOS platform.

paypal donation


  • Hardware accelerated with OpenGL
  • Custom virtual keyboard
  • Customizable virtual keyboard layout (coming soon)
  • Customizable font sizes
  • Customizable color schemes
  • Customizable key bindings

Main Contributors

  • Stefan Bühler
  • Will Dietz
  • Ryan Hope (Project Lead)
  • Brian Kearney

VKB Layout Contributors

  • Chris Jowett (Dvorak)
  • Yohan Dubanchet (French)

Safe Root Access

By default, wTerm logs into a non-root user (wterm). For safe root access follow the procedure below:

  1. Open the wTerm preferences dialog from the app menu.
  2. Click on the 'Misc' tab.
  3. Change the 'Default Exec Command' to 'login -f root'.
  4. Restart wTerm.
  5. Run 'passwd' to set a root password.
  6. Run 'vi /etc/group', add 'wterm' to the root group.
  7. Change the 'Default Exec Command' back to 'login -f wterm'.
  8. Restart wTerm.


Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.