Friday, March 31 2006
Monday, January 16 2006
I just read this story on heise.de (in German) about Palm
building its own Linux based OS now. Also don't confuse this with the
plans of PalmSource which is
already working on this for some time now (I can't really remember
when this was first announced). The article further describes how
PalmSource stopped doing the quite good PalmSource Developer Conference
which I guess was one part of the whole Palm sucks now disaster.
Anyway it seems like Palm tries to get
away from PalmSource, which I think is a really good idea, since
they really need to become the cool PDA company, they once were, again.
Maybe the idea to have a nice Linux Kernel underneath the relatively
good PalmOS UI (user interface) is the right way, who knows. Palm just
needs to get their ass back on the ground and provide a modern PDA
OS with important features like: real multi processing and threading or
multi user security (also PalmOS is really not that bad in comparison
with Symbian oder WinCE). I just say: do it Palm!
so now, after playing with my T3, I found that I also need to update BTClass
and here it is... btclass.zip
Sunday, January 02 2005
so here is a new version of BlueSpam that works in 2006 and beyond. This time I really
removed the time-bomb so it will never timeout again.
Updating this was a real pain this time. Since I don't do PalmOS stuff anymore (I prefer
running Linux on my PDAs these days) I didn't have the SDK installed anymore (after buying a new laptop
last year). Also just installing the complier is not enough you know. You need to download
the PalmOS SDK from palmsource, find out that you need to get this one special header file
not included in the main SDK. This one header file is only available from PalmONE's pluggedin
developer portal. You're all ready pissed because you just wanted to re-compile this tiny
application and now you have to download and install all the crap. Also pluggedin decided
to revoke my developer account which I had for about 8 years (yes I'm doing PalmOS stuff since
late 1997). So I created a new account... blablabla. Download the latest version of BlueSpam
I love my users!
I just got an email about GentleMan (my
filemanger for PalmOS) timing out. So I quickly compiled and uploaded a new version without timeout, sorry for this! Actually
I thought nobody is using GentleMan anymore because it is rather old. Also I don't think I will do any serious PalmOS coding
in the near future, this included updates and bug fixes.
Happy new year everybody!