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TWiki on Palm

This is not possible yet, but PalmSource, who develop the Palm OS for PDAs and phones, have announced Palm OS for Linux. This is planned to be a version of PalmOS that will run on top of Linux, to be licensed to phone, PDA and other device manufacturers.

Devices (mainly phones) are likely to come out in 2006 or so, and it is an alternative to (not replacement for) PalmOS Garnet (5.x) and PalmOS Cobalt (6.x), with similar functionality but running a standard OS at its core. Interestingly, Palm is targetting low-end phones where existing OSs such as Windows Mobile or Symbian are considered too complex...

Since this would be 'just another Linux', it should be very easy to install TWiki as per TWikiOn and TWikiOnLinux. Finally, full TWiki on my Treo phone is in sight smile

Note that since Perl doesn't exist for PalmOS Garnet 5.x, and is unlikely to be on PalmOS Cobalt, there is no current way of running TWiki on Palm devices.


-- RichardDonkin - 10 Dec 2004

OperaBrowser is now available for PalmOS, as 'Opera Mini', so it should be much easier to use Palm PDAs and smartphones as TWiki clients.

-- RichardDonkin - 28 Jan 2006

The new Palm Foleo is a Linux-based mini-laptop that works well with Palm OS and Windows mobile smartphones. Once it becomes available, Perl and other TWiki requirements should become available, so it could be a nice platform for a personal TWiki server.

It includes a full OperaBrowser and a good-sized screen so it will also make a good TWiki client via WiFi or via Bluetooth to the smartphone's data connection.

-- RichardDonkin - 01 Jun 2007

Unfortunately the plug was pulled on Foleo, with reasons. See http://blog.palm.com/palm/2007/09/a-message-to-pa.html

-- SueBlake - 10 Oct 2007

Have things evolved over the year that make browsing twiki pages easier from a Treo?

-- JeffDodd - 26 Sep 2008

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