Programmer Planning Replacement DGOS Operating System
Palm OS programmer extraordinaire Dmitry Grinberg has quietly announced his "retirement from the Palm OS world" but at the same time has notified the Palm community of his most ambitious project yet. In a forum post made last week, Dmitry has announced his plan to seemingly single-handedly develop his own OS, coined DGOS. DGOS will use a completely new kernel, written from the ground up. He goes on to give further details, such as claiming that DGOS is expressly written to run on ARM-based devices and shall be a fully multitasking, multithreaded OS with protected memory access-something sorely lacking in the current Palm OS Garnet.
DGOS will supposedly run simultaneous multiple instances of Palm OS, with no recompiling or updating of any existing legacy applications needed to take advantage of DGOS' new capabilities. Dmitry's eventual plan is to release the project after making DGOS 100% Palm OS compatible and improving on many of the aging Garnet platform's shortcomings.
Despite now being a full-time employee of VMware, it appears that DGOS is entirely a personal endeavor for Dmitry taken up in his spare time. In the post, he does make specific mention that he will continue to support and maintain his most recent efforts, nuRom for the Palm LifeDrive and the widely-anticipated PowerSDHC driver replacement for numerous Palm OS devices.
Dmitry sums up his initial post with the statement, "Palm Inc's Palm OS may be dead, but hold on to your applications. DGOS will blow you away"