The pilot-link package provides a suite of tools containing a series of conduits, libraries, and language bindings for moving information to and from your Palm device and your desktop or server/workstation system, as well as across a network.
Download (HTTP): http://downloads.pilot-link.org/pilot-link-0.11.8.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: 586f84add601e8b86da3093ab784e997
Download size: 649 KB
Estimated disk space required: 15 MB
Estimated build time: 0.46 SBU
Install pilot-link by running the following commands:
patch -Np1 -i ../pilot-link-0.11.8-bindings_fix-1.patch && ./configure --prefix=/usr && make
Now, as the root user:
--with-perl --with-java --with-tcl=/usr/lib --with-python: Use any or all of these options to enable the respective language bindings desired.
You may need to configure the “USB_SERIAL_VISOR” device into the kernel before your system can communicate with your Palm device. Add this device by enabling the following kernel parameter setting, found under the “Device Drivers” – “USB support ” – “USB Serial Converter support” section, and rebuilding the kernel (and modules, if applicable):
USB Handspring Visor / Palm m50x / Sony Client Driver
For additional information about connecting your USB Palm device (it is however, somewhat dated), see: http://www.pilot-link.org/README.usb.
Describing the functionality of each pilot-link program and utility would take several pages. Instead, after you've installed the package, review the pilot-link man page (man pilot-link). If you wish to review before installing the package, unpack the tarball and issue man doc/man/pilot-link.7.in.
Last updated on 2005-02-07 16:48:17 -0700