th illume vv 01 Hackndev (Palm Linux) news for Treo ownersYou may remember, a community of developers which are porting Linux to Palm PDAs and smartphones. Well, it was quiet for some time. But this morning, I was checking their homepage and IRC channel and found something new about Treo 650 and Treo 680.

Treo 650

The most recent news on Hackndev states that Illume is running on the Treo. Illume is some kind of a mobile Enlightenment – a user interface, comparable to KDE, Gnome, etc.

The second news says that a developer could make and receive phone calls from his Treo 650 by sending raw commands to the GSM port. In his blog, he describes how to activate it, how to call or how to change different settings.

Treo 680

Sleep_Walker told me about the Treo 680 development success in the Hackndev chat (#hackndev on Now, there is support for IrDA, Bluetooth, USB host and USB client. The USB host is used for connecting the GSM and the Bluetooth module internally. Downloads are not availible yet.

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4 Responses to “Hackndev (Palm Linux) news for Treo owners”

  1. Well, there is much more things working. Missing parts are – GSM chip communication, improved power management and external speaker support (headphones works already). Stay tuned :)

  2. Any hints when a binary build for the Treo 680 will be available? I tried the Illume-650 build which boots but unfortunately the display light gets turned off :-(

  3. I hope I’ll publish binary kernel in week or two. I want there working GSM.
    Btw. GSM is not attached to USB how it looked, but similarly to Treo650 – to inner serial port.

  4. Hello,
    please keep me all posted!

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

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