What is ColdSync?ColdSync is a tool for synchronizing Palm OS devices (PalmPilot, Palm V, Qualcomm PDQ, etc.) with Unix workstations. This is an open source project, and is free for both commercial and non-commercial use, under the terms of the Artistic license.
You do not need to install any extra utilities on the Palm to use ColdSync; just build ColdSync and run it:
coldsync -p /dev/pilot
See the description for details.
ColdSync is not the only free Palm synchronization tool, nor the most featureful. Rather, it aims to be stable, reliable, portable, and configurable in a "Unixy" sort of way.
ColdSync is not a graphical application. This is a feature. It means that you don't need to be logged in to synchronize your data.
NOTE: The stable version is outdated and
not compatible with OS 5.x devices.
The latest development version of ColdSync is 3.0-pre4
User-visible changes are listed in the file NEWS.
SVN AccessThe SVN tree is online. You can browse it at google code.
You can also get the source via anonymous SVN:
svn checkout http://coldsync.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ coldsync-read-only svn checkout http://p5-palm.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ p5-palm-read-only
Mailing ListThere is a mailing list for ColdSync developers and hackers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can subscribe, manage your membership and read the archives at google groups.
BugsMost known bugs are documented in the source or the associated documentation.
If you'd like to report a bug, request a new feature, or contribute code (always appreciated), please do it here.
Obviously, if you can supply a patch for a bug (or misfeature, or missing feature, or whatever), that would be great.
p5-PalmP5-Palm is a companion package to ColdSync. This is a set of Perl modules for reading and writing Palm database files.
The latest stable version of p5-Palm is
ContributingThe ColdSync project needs your help! If you like ColdSync, the best way to say ``thank you'' is to send me a bag of hundred-dollar bills. The next best way is to improve it. There are several ways in which you can contribute: