There has been a lot of discussion regarding getting access to the linux source code and hacking the firmware, etc. But for me personally, that is not so interesting. Archos seem to have done a good job of the software for the 604 Wifi and I don't see the need in replacing it with a complete alternative firmware.
What I am interested in is running additional applications on the device, to suit my needs/wants/whims. In order for that to happen there would need to be an SDK and a framework in place for running 3rd party apps from within the standard OS.
Does anyone here have any idea if such a thing is possible or if an SDK might become available in the future? Has anyone asked Archos about this?
I tried asking Archos about this but their reply, from technical support was:
It seems to be generally accepted that the device is running linux so I am inclined to not believe what they have told me.The 604 WiFi is not a replacement for the PMA 400, it does not run on Linux and there is no SDK or PIM solution for the 604 WiFi.
But it seems the ideal solution: use the existing software for PMP dutues with the addition of (for instance) all the apps that have been ported to the Zaurus. Now that would be a killer device!