Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jun 2009 20:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless With the Palm Pre out the door, the wait is for the software development kit for the PRe to hit the streets. The Mojo SDK is open for limited testing, but apparently, someone decided to leak the download link, and thanks to the web, the SDK can now be downloaded all over the place.
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RE: I don't believe, sometimes...
by kaiwai on Sun 28th Jun 2009 01:23 UTC in reply to "I don't believe, sometimes..."
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

The use of 'leaks' have been used for years; from politics to business the best way to get a 'feel' for how people react to a given idea or product is to 'leak it' so then at least one can quickly distance oneself from the product to save face by claiming it was an incredibly early beta and there is a lot more work to be done (if people complain about flaws in the design (not implementation)) or some other reasoning.

What I think will be the interesting part will be how Palm approach the matter; are they going to come down on enthusiasts like a tonne of bricks (and I call them enthusiasts because I don't see any malicious intent, assuming it was a leak, it speaks for the enthusiasm people have for this new platform) or will they cut to the chase, launch it as a pre-beta, and use it as an opportunity to say how enthusiastic developers are for this new product (which could also help their share price).

Edited 2009-06-28 01:25 UTC

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Mapou Member since:
2006-05-09

IMO, Palm should openly release the beta version to everybody right away. If it's beta, it means it's not finished yet and everybody understands that. Besides, nothing is ever finished in the computer world, so who cares? That's how Microsoft and the others stay in business, right?

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

IMO, Palm should openly release the beta version to everybody right away. If it's beta, it means it's not finished yet and everybody understands that. Besides, nothing is ever finished in the computer world, so who cares? That's how Microsoft and the others stay in business, right?


True ;)

But one also has to recognise the difference between interface stability (in the form of API's) and product stability. I'd assume that the reason why they hadn't released it was because WebOS is still undergoing some changes as demonstrated by the quick succession of updates. I'm sure Palm doesn't want to release an SDK only to find that over the next 6 months there will be major interface changes as things settle down and thus leave software developers aiming at a moving target.

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