Why, no use at all. These "openPMA" guys came in right after fiat's hack was released, took over everything (including the forum), and then buried it.grond wrote: Of what use has his accomplishment been to you? And yes, he's a hacker. Wow. I am not? Ooooooooooooooohhh...
All the while talking up their "big release" that would someday come out, making big promises they admit they may never keep.
This crowded out a real Archos hacking scene, because the openPMA guys kept promising a distribution of sorts that would basically include everything anyone could ever ask for. MPlayer, the GIMP, Internet streaming - you name it. (Might "take a couple of weeks", though! )
Empty promises, indeed. In fact, openPMA never released anything that added useful new features to the Archos 605. All they ever put out (as one particularly intelligent forum user put it) was lies and hot air.
And that is what killed the entire Archos hacking scene. Sucked the marrow out of every bone in its body. They stole all of the momentum from fiat's original discovery, made grandiose claims, but were completely useless vainglorious liars. Their only accomplishment was misleading and stringing along thousands of people for such a long period of time.