Brian is teasing us

Brian Whitman has just posted to his blog, or rather he did yesterday. In the post he includes a permalink to a post on Pushpin, music software for the Gameboy, and in that post it mentions the elusive Capers.

If you’re wondering what on earth I am on about, don’t worry. I’ve been asking Brian Whitman about releasing Capers for a long time now.

Capers was a replacement operating system for the Palm PDA. Some beta applications were released, but never the entire OS.

When Brian released Pushpin I thought that there was a real chance he might finish Capers because of this comment:

On the tray table was my trusty Palm VII, the same one that supported earlier developments as Egg Timer, Hedgehog (and baby Hedgehog), Tractor Pull and the nascent Capers API (more on these later)

Sadly, nothing has happened at all.

I guess the idea of a whole music related OS has appealed to me a lot, but I doubt somehow it will ever see the light of day.

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4 comments

  1. To be honest I doubt he'll ever release it. He doesn't bother answering my emails and hasn't for about a year, and now he's on twitter he doesn't reply there either.

    I'd rather he'd just come out and say, I can't be bothered to release it.

    Maybe I'm wrong though, and he'll suddenly bring it out!

    But like you say, I won't be holding my breathe.

  2. So what's stopping him from releasing the code and letting people have it or take it forward? What an arse

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