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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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