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The Register: SonyEricsson cuts Linux P800 Fee to Zero

Aug 22, 2002, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"SonyEricsson hopes to mollify developers who've discovered that writing native C++ applications for the much-hyped P800 can carry a hefty fee. The move favors the savvy rather than savant: determined Linux developers should be able to get in for nothing.

"Over the summer SonyEricsson has been offering a P800 Software Developer Kit which features a beta of the UIQ software development kit bundled with MetroWerks CodeWarrior--for a cool $995.

"And this has proved a stumbling block for software libre developers who want to build applications on Linux. The GNUpoc project allows the Windows-based libraries to be used in the WINE environment, and with only a little bash, perl and WINE former Symbian engineer Alfred Heggestad, who maintains the project, was able to port his Commodore 64 emulator to the Nokia 9210..."

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