Tutorial: Palm Pre SDK

The Palm Pre SDK, named Mojo, is not supposed to be available to the general public of developers for a few months.  Apparently it was leaked on the internets last night.  I was able to get a Hello World program running on the emulator.  Here is how I did it.

Windows XP
Java JDK 1.6.0_11 (any 1.6 probably works)
Any modern CPU should work.  Mine is 32 bit – not sure about 64 bit.
The emulator takes ~300MB of memory so you’ll probably want at least 1GB.I’ve got 2GB

1 – Download and install VirtualBox
(http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads).  I am using version 2.2.4

2 – Download and install the SDK.
Palm has the SDK available for free download.  I think registration is required.
link: http://developer.palm.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=page&id=1788

3 – Start the Emulator.
When the SDK finishes installing you should see a “Palm Emulator” icon on your desktop.  Open it.

The emulator should start up and it should look like this:

Linux kernel starting

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