Now, a few days have passed since the appearance of the first few MAX screenshots. At first, they really looked confusing. No category-style launcher like we know it from the Palm OS, no Palm-Ossy look, no nothing. WTF was this showing??
To be honest, I believe that this was a very phone-centric demo of PalmOS on Linux running an existing NetFront product. Any guesses on what it was? Yeah, it damn looks like Acess Netfront Mobile Client. In case you don’t beleive us, here are a few screenshots:
But what does that tell us? In fact, it tells us very little except that they now have Palm OS Garnet(maybe with some cobaltish elements) running on Linux, and this is good news. We are still about a year away from the publication of the SDK’s, so nobody knows now if they won’t create a “glue library” that will allow PalmOS developers to still use the API’s they know while benefitting from GTK.
Do you believe that the Palm OS as we know it(the API) has a future? Or do you believe that there will be a huge lot of learning and porting ahead of us? Commenting is free and anonymous!