"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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