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    I'd like to ask experts if it could be possible to port the old "Palm OS Emulator" (POSE) to run on Pre.

    "Classic" is *NOT* free, and POSE *IS*. You have to own a 4.x or previous Palm OS device to be able to get a rom from it and run on the emulator.

    There are many apps that could run on 4.x Palm OS without the need of Classic.

    The source for POSE can be easily downloaded legally from the web, so this could be a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokafondo View Post
    I'd like to ask experts if it could be possible to port the old "Palm OS Emulator" (POSE) to run on Pre.

    "Classic" is *NOT* free, and POSE *IS*. You have to own a 4.x or previous Palm OS device to be able to get a rom from it and run on the emulator.

    There are many apps that could run on 4.x Palm OS without the need of Classic.

    The source for POSE can be easily downloaded legally from the web, so this could be a winner.
    I think you mean the Palm Operating System Emulator.

    It could work, but I doubt it would without some serious modifications. You are talking about getting an emu designed for x86 onto ARMv7 (a LOT of differences). It is possible, and only NOW that there is an x11 server working on the Pre (in alpha/beta stages).
    Arthur Thornton

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurthornton View Post
    I think you mean the Palm Operating System Emulator.
    Yep, you are right.

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurthornton View Post
    It could work, but I doubt it would without some serious modifications. You are talking about getting an emu designed for x86 onto ARMv7 (a LOT of differences). It is possible, and only NOW that there is an x11 server working on the Pre (in alpha/beta stages).
    Well I don't know if taking a peek at emulation core of Dosbox, that has a ARM port, could make the trick.
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    Ive gotten the N900 garnet emulator loading on the Pre using SDL and debian chroot. The touch input is screwed up but I can see PalmOS load and it gets to the home screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonyl View Post
    Ive gotten the N900 garnet emulator loading on the Pre using SDL and debian chroot. The touch input is screwed up but I can see PalmOS load and it gets to the home screen.
    You mean the Garnet VM beta, found in Access website, for Nokia Nseries?

    Or you downloaded the source code and compiled the Palm OS Emulator your self?

    It's interesting to see that the Motorola Droid, Palm Pre, and Nokia N900 use the same microprocessor (a "system-on-a-chip", actually), so any source code released for Droid and N900 should be easy to port to Pre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokafondo View Post
    You mean the Garnet VM beta, found in Access website, for Nokia Nseries?
    Yes, it runs if you install all of the dependencies from debian chroot on the phone. I havent been able to get the touch input working though, but didnt try all that hard. It was more of a 'lets see if this works' than it was useful to me.
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    I was just looking over here and looking at xandros9's PalmOS archive.

    I found myself thinking about PalmOS and Emulators including Classic. https://www.netmeister.org/palm/POSE/POSE-HOWTO.html
    The links don't work, but it seems there is still a site called palmOS.com / .org with a Palm device set up video running on the main page. I have no login and there seems no way to apply for one (though the page source seems to indicate a hidden contact form in there somewhere)

    This thread popped up in search results and see above, it seems the original POSE was an x86 program. There is a program called Phem for Android - I don't know if that means it's a java app.

    Anyhow, after a bunch of dead links, window versions, etc., I eventually came across this: https://garage.maemo.org/projects/pose/

    So, maemo is kind of the basis of SailfishOS, so I guess this is an ARM version and only 10 years old!

    I'm not going to do anything and I'm not proposing anyone else does, but it may be that there is some usable code out there gathering dust. It would be nice to have PalmOS on webOS or LuneOS. Maybe it's possible and someone would like to try?

    Some more links:
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/pose/?source=navbar
    http://perpendox.com/phem/
    Linux.com Article DB: OSDN Handheld Months: The PalmOS Emulator - 1/1
    https://www.codeweavers.com/compatib...lm-os-emulator

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