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Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Syncing AvantGo in Linux

I just discovered this neat plug-in for JPilot (a Linux Palm Desktop replacement) called SyncMal which allows you to sync your AvantGo channels in Linux. AvantGo even has instructions on how to get AvantGo running in Linux from scratch, although *nix is not officially supported.

You will also need the JPilot source and the malsync source to get SyncMal to compile. Having said that, I followed the instructions in the SyncMal README and everything compiled just fine. The only problem was that the make install step put the plugins in /usr/local/lib/jpilot/plugins/ but JPilot was looking for them in /usr/lib/jpilot/plugins/. That was easily fixed.

My First PalmOS Program

Yesterday I finished my first-ever PalmOS program. OK, calling it "mine" is a bit of a stretch since all I did was change some things in the "Hello World" program that came with my book. Still, it shows that I am learning something about all this PalmOS stuff slowly but surely. Now to write a real first program.

Monday, May 28, 2001


Huzzah! I finally got the PalmOS 4.0 SDK and all the tools installed and working on my Red Hat 7.1 installation! I copied one of the sample programs from the CD that came with my book, compiled it, and slapped it into POSE. Works like a charm! POSE is slower than molasses in January, but it works.

Stupid POSE Tricks

I finally got the PalmOS Emulator (POSE) compiled and installed in Linux. Now whenever I try to start it up with a ROM it dumps core. Rah.

UPDATE! 1:05 P.M. Well, I figured out a solution. After digging around in some newsgroups, there seems to be something that the POSE source doesn't like with Red Hat 7.1's version of gcc (2.96). To get it to run properly, you have to issue the following commands when compiling:

./configure --enable-debug
make install

Then everything will work fine.

Happy Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day in the U.S., a day we pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms, liberties, and way of life. Gaming websites tend to post a lot of pretentious, self-important articles on topics of very little consequence. These brave men and women risked everything so that we could enjoy the freedom to say what we want, think what we want, and worship God freely. They were far more brave than I could ever dream to be.

TABBB Works!

I finally got Tex Atomic's Big Bot Battles to work on my system. After following a hint on their messageboards I set my LithTech default resolution in the preferences in RealArcade to 800x600x32 and it worked. Apparently, it doesn't like to run if the game color depth is lower than your desktop color depth. You would think there would be a better way to handle that situation than crashing . . . I'll post my thoughts on the game later.

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