Palm has released an updated version of its webOS Mojo software developer kit, a set of frameworks and APIs for building native applications for the Palm Pre smartphone.
The changes fix a number of problems when loading the SDK on Windows XP and Vista and Mac OS X computers. Though Windows 7 is not currently supported by Palm, developers have been finding workarounds that permit them to load Mojo on a pre-release build of the forthcoming Microsoft release.
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The update corrects the following:
- System DLLs being wrongly replaced in some cases when installing the SDK on Windows XP
- Failure to install, causing a rollback at the end of the install process, on Windows XP and Vista
- On Macs, the install process could short-circuit when an older version of the Palm Emulator program wasn't removed first
- On Vista-64 machines, shortcuts to launch Emulator didn't work; they now point to .bat file instead of .exe
The new version is 1.1, Build 12. The full release notes are online.
SDK versions for Windows XP, OS X and Linux are ready for download.
This story, "Palm Pre apps toolkit fixed for Windows, Macs" was originally published by Network World.