News from Linux Pro magazine is that Sony is releasing a 10MP camera which runs busybox, and believe it or not, ALP, ACCESS’s thought-to-be-deathware-like-cobalt Operating System.
The camera, the Sony DSC-G3 runs busybox and kernel 2.6.11 for ALP. The makefile (source available here) for the kernel states in part:
VERSION = 2
PATCHLEVEL = 6
SUBLEVEL = 11
EXTRAVERSION := $(EXTRAVERSION)-alp
What this may mean for the ALP platform in the future is beyond me. Having a full fledged camera running a handheld operating system seems like far overkill to me, but perhaps Sony may be shifting in a new direction with their devices, taking steps to slowly but surely integrate these two platforms into one.
This is not a full ALP operating system on the camera; only the kernel is used from ALP.