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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5? 170

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First time accepted submitter baka_toroi (1194359) writes I got a Tungsten E2 from a friend and I wanted to give it some life by programming for it a little bit. The main problem I'm bumping up against is that HP thought it would be awesome to just shut down every single thing related to Palm OS development. After Googling a lot I found out CodeWarrior was the de facto IDE for Palm OS development... but I was soon disappointed as I learned that Palm moved from the 68K architecture to ARM, and of course, CodeWarrior was just focused on Palm OS 4 development.

Now, I realize Palm OS 4 software can be run on Palm OS 5, but I'm looking to use some of the 'newer' APIs. Also, I have the Wi-fi add-on card so I wanted to create something that uses it. I thought what I needed was PODS (Palm OS Development Suite) but not only I can't find it anywhere but also it seems it was deprecated during Palm OS's lifetime. It really doesn't help the fact that I'm a beginner, but I really want to give this platform some life. Any general tip, book, working link or even anecdotes related to all this will be greatly appreciated.
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

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  • Re:Try (Score:5, Funny)

    by sootman (158191) on Monday July 28, 2014 @10:46PM (#47554799) Homepage Journal

    SPUG: "The group is on hiatus."

    The most recent "previous meeting" mentioned was 12/5/2006, and there's a link at the bottom that says "Palm is hiring" if you want a hint of when that page was last updated.

    Even the link to the article about the death of Palm is two years old now. Seriously man, it has run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 28, 2014 @10:59PM (#47554835)

    Seriously agree 100%.

    Find an open source project that could use coders.

    Heck, I hear Linus is pretty upset about the kernel right about now.

  • archeology (Score:5, Funny)

    by PopeRatzo (965947) on Monday July 28, 2014 @11:20PM (#47554917) Homepage Journal

    Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

    I'm pretty sure they were written in cuneiform on clay tablets, so you might want to learn the language of the Anunnaki

    I might be wrong. Maybe they were written in Middle Egyptian on papyrus.

    Either way, you could start by asking a very very old nerd. If you can find an old pay phone, wait for someone with long greasy grey hair to pick it up and start whistling into it. Make sure you have some jelly worms on hand, but not the green ones.

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