Friday, March 31 2006
Every once in a while I check the iPAQ h63xx Linux port page at handhelds.org and today I
discovered that the guys got the phone part running on March 23rd. This is
really good news! Also other essential stuff is still missing.
I really wished I had more time so I could also work on this project.
I just read this story on heise.de (in German) about Palm
building its own Linux based OS now. Also don't confuse this with the
plans of PalmSource which is
already working on this for some time now (I can't really remember
when this was first announced). The article further describes how
PalmSource stopped doing the quite good PalmSource Developer Conference
which I guess was one part of the whole Palm sucks now disaster.
Anyway it seems like Palm tries to get
away from PalmSource, which I think is a really good idea, since
they really need to become the cool PDA company, they once were, again.
Maybe the idea to have a nice Linux Kernel underneath the relatively
good PalmOS UI (user interface) is the right way, who knows. Palm just
needs to get their ass back on the ground and provide a modern PDA
OS with important features like: real multi processing and threading or
multi user security (also PalmOS is really not that bad in comparison
with Symbian oder WinCE). I just say: do it Palm!