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Old 11-19-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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Any possibility of ACCESS Palm on Iliad?

Here's one for the wishlist:

running Palm OS Garnet from ACCESS on the Iliad....

then I wouldn't have to carry my palm around also!
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
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I thought this would be a great idea as well. ACCESS provides the Garnet VM for the Nokia tablets. The iLiad isn't too different hardware wise.

I sent an email to Access asking them about iLiad support:

Originally Posted by Adam B.
I am an owner of an electronic device called the iRex iLiad.
It is a electronic ink based book reader. I runs a Linux operating
system based on the 2.4 kernel, on an ARM based Intel PXA-255 processor,
and uses the GTK window decorator. You can find more information about
it at a few places:

iRex's Website:

I have been involved in the developer community and have ported a few
applications to the iLiad including FBReader, Abiword, Stardict, and GPE
pim applications to name a few.

I am writing you concerning a port of the Garnet VM to the iLiad. Given
the nature of the device and your past efforts porting the Garnet VM to
the Nokia series devices, I was hoping you would be willing to work on
an iLiad port. The iLiad is a very powerful device, but is currently
limited as to the amount of software that runs on it. It does the basic
book reading and thanks to me and a few other developers, is starting to
act more like a full scale PDA. Having the Gartnet operating system
would much much more functionality to the iLiad.

I look forward to your repsonse.
Unfortunately, the VM requires a 2.6 kernel, and they aren't releasing the source.

Originally Posted by David Schlesinger
Dear Adam:

While we appreciate your interest in Garnet VM, we don't really have the
resources to support it on additional platforms beyond the Nokia web
tablets at this time. Beyond that, our current minimum requirements for
ACCESS Linux Platform components (of which Garnet VM is one) specify a
2.6 revision kernel and GTK+ 2.6 or later. It doesn't sound to me as
though the iLiad could support Garnet VM as it stands.


David "Lefty" Schlesinger
Director, Open Source Technologies
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
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