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Feb 03, 2001, 19:08 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Especially considering the recent press releases heralding ADS's new sleep mode for StrongARM platforms, one would expect to see some hands on demonstrations of this eagerly awaited advance in open embedded systems. ... Sarah Pick, the director of marketing communications for ADS, clues us in. "Our booth is lost," says Pick. "All our demos and set ups are on a loading dock somewhere." ...Pick... assured us that they did indeed have the power management features ready for demo at the show. ADS also says that it will release the sleep mode code as Open Source."

"That's good, but some developers and users at handhelds.org's IRC channel on the openprojects network have issues. First, they don't necessarily believe that it was a simple case of misdelivery that has ADS's booth demo-less. There is some speculation that, although ADS has got the sleep mode working, the company doesn't quite have the wakeup part operating smoothly -- a detail that certainly would prevent full release."

"Another thing that bothers the developers is ADS's refusal to open up development of the power management features to the community. Pick says that the plan is to release the fully developed code as Open Source. But sources at handhelds.org say they would have preferred to have been included from the beginning."

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