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UnixReview.com: Tool of the Month: J-Pilot

Nov 16, 2001, 12:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)
"If you're like me, you'd forget everything without a trusty PIM. For me, it's a rapidly aging Palm III. Unfortunately, Palm doesn't produce software for operating systems other than Windows and the MacOS. Naturally, *nix geeks don't want to have to maintain a Windows system just to sync their Palm Pilot or Palm compatible. Luckily, there are some options. My favorite Palm Pilot management tool is J-Pilot. J-Pilot has a similar look and feel to the Palm software for Windows, but it lets you manage your information on a Linux or other UNIX-type operating system.

Many Linux distributions come with J-Pilot. To set it up, simply install the right packages at installation.

If you're compiling J-Pilot from source or getting binary packages from the J-Pilot Web site, you'll need a few things (in addition to the J-Pilot source) to set it up. J-Pilot requires the GTK libraries (version 1.2 or higher) and also requires you to have the Pilot Link software installed. With those, and the standard compilers and such, you should be able to compile J-Pilot for just about any UNIX-type OS."

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