Thursday, July 28, 2005

CodeWarror for Palm OS: the dead is back, or is he alive

This is just a followup to the Codewarrior 9 return rumour. TamsPalm further investigated the story, sind here a 1:1 copy of the email communication as displayed in GMX:

Hi,

This will probably be our last version. Nothing is wrote in stone but
Palm has moved on to other chips that we don't support so there isn't
much sense in continuing to update an obsoleted system.

Ron

--
Ron Liechty (MW Ron)
Ombudsman, Manager FOCUS team
ron.liechty@freescale.com

From: Tam Hanna [mailto:Tamog@gmx.at]
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 3:33 PM
To: Liechty Ronald-RAT109
Subject: RE: CodeWarrior 9 sold once again?

Hi,
and how does it look about updates? Will development continue?
Best regards
Tam Hanna

Hi

It was supposed to be in the store yesterday. I'll check on it, it
probably is a delay in setting up the fulfillment house.

Ron

--
Ron Liechty (MW Ron)
Ombudsman, Manager FOCUS team
ron.liechty@freescale.com

From: Tam Hanna [mailto:Tamog@gmx.at]
To: Liechty Ronald-RAT109
Subject: CodeWarrior 9 sold once again?

Dear Mr. Liechty,
please accept my apologies if I am the thousandst person emailing you
about the program.
Recently, rumours surfaced on the UseNet that CodeW. 9 for PalmOS was
back on sale. Is this true?

Best regards
Tam Hanna

So, lets save you the analysis. MetroWerks does not support ARM Cores (Freescale does have this core in its portfolio though AFAIK). So, if they create a CodeWarrior 10, it would still only be compatible with the Dragonball breed and PACE. So, anyone buying CodeWarrior essentially is buying a zombie product...
However, this theory also has leaks. CW9 supports ARMlets, so it can essentially generate code for ARM procesors as it contains an assembler et al. As stated above, nothing is chiseled into stone yet though, so there may be a change of policies...

Anybody feels reminded of a popular arcade shooter here? House of the Dead, anyone? Or do you think CodeWarrior will return?

6 Comments:

Blogger Steven Fisher said...

Codewarrior for Palm is dead. The current version of the command line compilers don't work at all and Metrowerks is no longer capable of updating them.

Add to this that Codewarrior for Palm 9 did support ARM (Ron claims it doesn't), and you start to get the idea about just how much knowledge they've lost, through attrition.

Metrowerks is little more than a shell these days anyway. I expect one day we'll be reading about investor lawsuits.

3:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't dead, but it's definitely on life support at best.

To be fair to them, how do you deal with a partner who also has their own toolchain that they give away for free?

4:14 PM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

Hi,
I don't consider PODS a finished project if:
a)the C compiler insists on variables at the top of blocks
b)the resource editor doesn't support some control attributes
....
Sorry Dave, but this was neccessary.
Tam Hanna

4:48 PM  
Blogger Steven Fisher said...

PODS for Coblat (i.e. the one that actually matters) is just PRC-Tools warmed over and otherwise left alone. Aside from very small projects, it is not worth consideration.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Steven Fisher said...

Whoops! I meant Garnet, of course.

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