PalmSource has posted on its web site for developers a preliminary version of the tools needed to create applications for the next version of the Palm OS. It has also posted a Palm OS Cobalt simulator.
The new development suite is designed to ease development for ARM-native applications on Palm OS Cobalt and beyond, as well as the current 68K releases of the operating system.
It includes an open-source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) based on Eclipse, which was originally developed by IBM. Eclipse currently has several hundred plug-ins available that support C, C++, Java, COBOL, and other major programming languages.
Palm OS Cobalt Simulator
It has been created to allow developers to do some preliminary testing of their applications, as part of getting ready for the first Cobalt devices.
Both of these downloads are available only to registered developers, not the general public.