Credit goes to “Time Bandits” (a really great movie), which is exactly what I’ve been feeling like lately. Where does the time go?
I’ve been working on a lot of things, mainly focusing on my sideline business ventures, renovating the house, and more Palm-related goodness. A community person donated a Tungsten T3 device to me to help the pilot-link effort to get the new applications supported on the device.
I already own a Tungsten T2 Palm handheld (which Palm conveniently does not list any longer), but it doesn’t have the new applications on it; Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes. I’ve been getting used to it, crashed it about 3-dozen times, and generally like the layout. I’m still kind of torn between the T2 and T3, for different reasons. Progress on the new applications is moving along… albeit slowly.
pilot-link 0.12.0 is really coming along well. So much better than previous versions. Unfortunately, my time to actually commit to working on the code has dwindled quite a bit lately. With Erika going back to work part-time, and me taking up the role of “Daddy Daycare”, my time to work on “personal” projects is further decreased. I need to fill in the gaps and make up for the financial differences, since we aren’t going to be using traditional daycare.
Along those lines, we’ve found that Mark/Space is using libpisock, the core library behind pilot-link (and dozens of other applications, such as J-Pilot, KPilot, gnome-pilot, PilotManager, and others) in their commercial product, “Missing Sync“.
We’ve asked for, and recived their modifications to pilot-link. None of their changes are useful to us, and most of them have been superceded by significanly-better code in 0.12.0 anyway, but it is good to see that they are the first company who has actually admitted to, and complied with, the licensing to pilot-link. There are at least 5 others that I know of, who are using pilot-link in their commercial code, in direct violation of the license.