"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..."