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ACCESS Linux Platform 3.0 unveiled

Feb 20, 2009, 23:01 (3 Talkback[s])
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"ALP was developed by PalmSource, a software company that split from Palm in 2003 and was subsequently acquired by ACCESS in 2005. ALP's PalmSource legacy makes it sort of a spiritual successor to the original PalmOS, but it's important to note that ACCESS is not related to Palm and that ALP is not related in any way to the Linux-based platform that Palm is developing today.

"We took a close look at ALP last year with a detailed hands-on overview. ALP leverages components of the GNOME mobile and embedded stack, which means that third-party developers can use GTK+ to build applications that will run on the platform. It also includes a Java runtime, a Garnet emulator that enables support for legacy Palm applications, and a Web widget runtime that allows developers to build applications with HTML and JavaScript. In October, ACCESS announced plans to release a new version that would supply a more modern user experience. The new version was unveiled this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona."

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