Quote:>Correct me if I'm wrong (I know absolutely nothing about Windows
>but there is presumably some API for retrieving, adding, updating and
>database records from those magical database files which are used by Pocket
>LookOut. The API for network stuff must surely be Unix-like (socket(),
>connect(), read(), write(), close() etc.). Do you have a compiler which
>build WinCE executables?
Well, I know _some_ things about win programming, i could write CE software
using VC++ with the CE dev kit. However, the problem really is that i don't
know what this api would look like. it may be OLE-Automation stuff instead
of a "regular" dll... First I have to check out the dev kit.
Quote:>If we wrote a program for the WinCE platform which could do those things,
>could sync (using some protocol we could make up) across the IP network
>some software (a servlet?) running on the Linux machine. It could use
>message digests, or just modified timestamps, to see which files have
>since the last backup, and send them to the server. You could have an
>archive file (jar, tar, zip etc.) on the server which contains a copy of
>entire WinCE filesystem at last backup, and then when you do a backup it
>would replace any modified files. Those are the only things that HP
>seems to do (I only have WinCE 1, I expect WinCE 2 has a million clever
Well, my 2.0 CE Machine (Philips Nino) comes with the possibility for making
an IP connection (PPP i guess, or at least SLIP) with COM1. So i guess the
following stuff must be done:
Wince | cua x| Linux
WinCE <---> WinLin| <---> | LinWin <---> Linux apps
apps proxy | | proxy
Now, the WinLin-proxy on the WinCe side should interface with the WinCe apps
and, using PPP, communicate with the LinWin-proxy. The LinWin proxy does the
interfacing with any Linux org software. Note there's nothing Linux
specific with the WinLin proxy, it is a pure wince program that interfaces
with the wince progs (tasklist etc.) on one end, and with PPP on the other
Quote:>Reasonable? The next step, of course, would be to make that LookOut
Sure it is reasonable!
Quote:>information sync with your favourite X11 organisational software, or
>something which functions in a LookOut-like way (although I would leave out
>the bit which makes it lock up all the time).
so many ideas, so little time.... first i'd like to focus on the doing the
interfacing with e.g. the existing gnome calendar stuff.
Quote:>If you're interested in developing some committee-ware, I would certainly
>interested in contributing.
Committee-ware?! Sounds a bit like vaporware ;-)) When I have something to
contribute to, I'll gladly welcome any contributions! First, I'm doing some
more design. But feel free to do your own designing, I'm interested to have