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LinuxGazette: PalmOS Development under Linux

Feb 10, 2001, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Lukens)

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"A friend and I one day said, "Wouldn't it be great if we could write our own palm apps?"

"It sounded like a great idea, so I started looking into what it would take to get a development environment put together. He is primarily a win32 user, and I am almost soley a *nix user. Since win32 was a common platform available to both of us I began this process by looking into available tools."

"For win32 there are two main ways to go for C development. One of these is Metrowerk's CodeWarrior for Palm, which was expensive for our hobby style project. The other option was using the PRC tools that would run under the cygwin environment. If you are not framilliar with the cygwin package, is it available from http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/ . The cygwin package makes your win32 machine feel a lot more like a *nix machine and provides win32 ports of many common *nix tools (ls, dd, gcc, etc.)."

"After fighting with the tools on win32 for most of a week and getting nowhere, I decided to scrap the idea of developing on win32. Therefor, Linux, specifically RedHat 6.0 and 6.2, was the next choice and the ultimate solution."

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