Re: [peditors] Request for pToDo feature
- # I'm sure you'll get a deluge of email from T5'ers that will beg to
# differ! It might be a new feature of OS5, if you set a due date on a
# TODO you get the option of an alarm.
I am sure you are right but PalmOne never released either the source code or
the SDK for their version of ToDo so that there is nothing I can do. I only
have the info on the PalmSource version of it.
BTW, if I am wrong, I will appreciate if someone tells me privately how to
get the info.
Best regards, Paul
- --- In email@example.com, Marcus Williams <marcus@q...> wrote:
> On 04/03/2005 00:15, Paul Nevai wrote:It's not an OS5 specific item. It's a PalmOne specific item, and
> > Nope. Impossible. ToDo does not support alarms. All=my=best, Paul
> I'm sure you'll get a deluge of email from T5'ers that will beg to
> differ! It might be a new feature of OS5, if you set a due date on a
> TODO you get the option of an alarm.
unfortunately, as Paul pointed out, they have not released information
on their new apps. That's why developers (CESD of DateBk fame for
another example) are having to reverse engineer the databases in order
to even get their programs to work well (because of the PalmOne
DataMangler, er DataManager which translates requests that are from
apps to the "classic" db's into the databases that PalmOne uses (i.e.
Calendar, Tasks, Memos, and Contacts instead of Datebook, Todo's,
MemoPad, and AddressBook).
While I somewhat welcome the initiative that PalmOne took in improving
the PIM apps, I'm kind of upset that they didn't provide the
developers with a proper SDK or sourcecode so third party apps could
use the new databases directly rather than go through the somewhat
flawed DataManager. Third party programs are what made the Palm
platform so successful for so long. You'd think PalmOne would have a
clue about this. They'd probably sell a lot more T5's if developers
could actually access the new databases and improve their programs
accordingly. (The reason being that the DataManager on the T5 is
dreadfully slow when combined with the VFS that it uses to store data
in the flash area; plus the shadow copies of the PalmSource db's are
known to balloon in size, even though they aren't really supposed to
contain any data and are a conduit the DM uses to shuffle data between
third party apps and their proprietary databases.)
<end of rant>
- # You'd think PalmOne would have a clue about this.
Case in point. I don't think I know anyone at PalmOne whereas I know quite a
few at PalmSource. The former never seem to appear on any newsgroup/forum
where developers converge. All=my=best, Paul
- Paul Nevai wrote:
> # You'd think PalmOne would have a clue about this.Ben Combee's at PalmOne these days.
> Case in point. I don't think I know anyone at PalmOne whereas I know quite a
> few at PalmSource. The former never seem to appear on any newsgroup/forum
> where developers converge. All=my=best, Paul
- # Ben Combee's at PalmOne these days.
I didn't know that. So he moved from MW=>PalmSource=>PalmOne. I see that now
he signs as "-- Ben Combee, Senior Software Engineer, palmOne, Inc.". Well,
he is a good guy, a very good one. /Paul