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Third distinct webOS device codenamed 'Zepfloyd'?

by Derek Kessler Wed, 10 Jun 2009 9:57 pm EDT

Palm Zepfloyd?

Every company codenames their secretly-in-development products, that way should something leak out, nobody will be able to tell what it is. We’ve learned that the Pre’s codename was ‘Castle’, and the upcoming Palm Eos maquerades as a ‘Pixie,’ but buried inside the developer ROM was something interesting: multiple references to ‘Zepfloyd’. What on this blue marble does Zepfloyd refer to? Based on the contexts, which include references to Castle and Pixie, the logical conclusion is that Zepfloyd is the codename for some previously unknown Palm webOS device. Check out the code for yourself...

In diskmode.sh:

!/bin/sh

# castle
SYSDIR=/sys/devices/platform/musb_hdrc.0/gadget/gadget-lun0
if [ ! -d $SYSDIR ]; then
    SYSDIR=/sys/devices/platform/msm_hsusb/gadget/gadget-lun0
    # pixie
    if [ ! -d $SYSDIR ]; then
        # zepfloyd
        SYSDIR=/sys/devices/platform/omap_udc/gadget/gadget-lun0
        if [ ! -d $SYSDIR ]; then
            echo "Error: gadget-lun0 directory not found"
            exit 1
        fi

And in novacomd:

unknown-bootie
castle-linux
pixie-linux
castle-bootie
pixie-bootie
zepfloyd-bootie
zepfloyd-linux
marmot-bootie
marmot-linux
iphone-bootie
iphone-linux

You’ll note the second code box also refers to ‘marmot’ (otherwise known as a groundhog) and ‘iphone.’ Wait wait wait... iphone-linux? We aren’t quite sure what that means, and there’s plenty we could try to infer from it, but golly isn’t there some interesting stuff in that ROM?

Thanks again to our intrepid code divers in our forums!

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