Agenda upgrades/links Was: SDLUG meeting
Barry.Stear at am.sony.com
Fri Jun 29 08:55:29 PDT 2001
Yeah I did notice that battery life truly sucked. I barely used it and
within two days it was pretty much dead and i couldn't keep the Agenda on
even though it still had battery life. I am getting a Handspring as well.
I didn't know that it supported developing Palm software through Linux that
is pretty cool. That is the main reason why i got the Agenda. Because i
wanted to write my own programs to run on it.
I have one question what does PIM stand for. It is a new term to me. There
is a PAlm emulator out there. Do you have the link. I should be getting my
Handspring Platinum next week. My uncle works at Best buy and can get me a
Thanks for the info looney.
From: David J. Looney [mailto:dlooney1 at home.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 8:25 PM
To: kplug-list at kernel-panic.org
Subject: Re: Agenda upgrades/links Was: SDLUG meeting
** Reply to message from "Stear, Barry" <Barry.Stear at am.sony.com> on Thu, 28
Jun 2001 10:20:19 -0700
> hanx.. I was given those links previously. I am going to be getting a
> Handspring. I see that there is a program for having Palm talk to Linux
> synching. It should be interested to see if i can get it to work with my
> Handspring. Since both Palm and Handspring run Palm OS i don't forsee a
I, like you, was disappointed with the company's website, not steering the
potential customer to useful information (unless you went to the developers
page). Even then, you have to piece together the tools you need to develop
the Agenda. The company hasn't collected all of them, and packaged them into
rpms or debian packages for you. Similarly, the links to promised apps are
broken (though some of this may be onthe developer ftp site, which is where
action is. I read the threads on the developers list, and was surprised to
people complaining of the case cracking with only a few months use. The
review in Linux Magazine also was not favorable, with complaints of very
battery life, poor multitasking, and suboptimal handwriting recognition.
price seemed to be high for the actual functionality offered.
Finally, they took a long time to get back to my questions, and never even
responded to requests to come to KPLUG, other than by scheduling the
demo at SDLUG.
In short, to actually USE an Agenda, I would have really had to have an
though it would be neat to play with.
I now use a Visor Delux and do USB sync and backups with JPilot/pilot-xfer,
problema. Onebad thing is that JPilot has to then be your desktop PIM.
OK, but has one vexing bug that limits usefulness (recurring appointments
dozens of duplicate alarms as fast as you can close the popup windows).
The good thing is that there a many ready-made PalmOS apps you can use, and
developing for Palm OS on linux is suppoted, and you can run PalmOS programs
linux that don't have a linux desktop equivalent with the Palm OS emulator
The long-term bad thing is that Plam doesn't really support Linux via the
desktop, and may break current utilities with future PalmOS releases.
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