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OK. Erased the previous page. Working on Komodo Edit install docs now. - Tim-

Brief Description

  • The Palm Development Kit (SDK) is a free download from Palm
  • Komodo Edit is a free cross-platform editor from AciveState
  • There is a Komodo webOS Add-on from Templarian to assist the Palm Pre development in this environment to make things easier.
  • The Komodo WebOS Add-on features:
    • quick project generation
    • One button packaging and testing of your projects to the Emulator for testing
      • as well as to the Pre
    • One button close and removal of projects from the Emulator
    • Integrates JSLint, the Beautifier, and much more!
    • Saves valuable time when developing your application for the Palm Pre WebOS.

Below are specific installation instructions for the Komodo webOS Add-on.

some other content

Add-On Prerequisites

  • Virtual Box
  • The SDK (Palm Software Development Kit. - including the emulator.)
  • You need Komodo Edit v.5.1 - select "Try It" to download it and install. (not covered here.)

Komodo WebOS Add-on Download

  • Middle-click this to open in new tab to Download the Komodo webOS Add-on from Templarian HERE.
    • This is the Add-on you'll need for Palm Pre development. Go to this page and view the link to the file.
  • Then, RIGHT click the link on his page to the .xpi file itself and do Save-As, save into a folder.

Komodo WebOS Add-on Install

  • Run Komodo first.
  • Then open the folder where you've saved the Add-On .xpi file
  • With both Komodo and the Folder open at the same time, drag-and-drop into Komodo, near the top to the right of Help on the menu bar, below the blue title bar as shown here (the white icon in this image is the dragged-over .xmi file)


  • When you release it will install itself into Komodo.
  • If you get a warning about Trusted Source at this point, you must choose Install Now button.


  • You only need to do this once - future upgrades happen automatically from within Komodo Edit, itself.
  • Next Komodo should show the completed install screen


  • You must choose RESTART NOW for the Add-On to begin running.

Enable the WebOS Add-On

  • While the add-on has a lot of interesting features you will find they are all disabled when you first enter Komodo.
  • File:Komodo4.gif
  • In order to enable it, go into menu item View - and choose WebOS at the bottom.
  • Your finished screen shot should look like the below.
  • If you can see the options for the Add-On near the bottom, the install worked.
  • Future updates are automatic on startup of Komodo!



  • Link to the next steps - create a blank folder, create a new project, yadda yadda yadda...
  • --------- Link more here -----------