PilotManager is a tool that allows you to synchronize databases on a PalmOS device with applications on your Unix or Linux OS.
PilotManager is a full Hotsync daemon that is user extensible. Developers can write their own conduits to synchronize PalmOS databases with the desktop application of their choice.
In the simplest case, unpack the tarball and do
This creates the executable PilotManager, which you can then run. It can be run in place, i.e. there is no "make install" step. If you want to install it somewhere other than where you unpacked it, simply copy the whole directory.
That's all, unless you use third-party conduits, i.e. modules like SyncBBDB that are distributed separately from PilotManager. In that case, you may give Setup.pl a -conduitdir argument that names a directory where such conduits are installed. For example,
perl Setup.pl -conduitdir /usr/local/lib/pilotmgr-conduits
The installation instructions for some conduits may direct you to install them in the pilotmgr-x.xxx directory (the directory that is created when you unpack the tarball). As of PilotManager 1.108, you can install them in the -conduitdir directory. This is preferable because it will allow you to avoid reinstalling the conduits the next time you upgrade PilotManager.
What's New in This Release:
· This version includes a long list of bugfixes and some changes to make the code easier to maintain and a few minor improvements.
· A bug was fixed in several conduits that caused major data loss if the connection to the pilot was lost during a sync.
· Compatibility with pilot-link 0.12.0-pre2 was added.
· Among other benefits, this brings libusb support, which means you can finally sync via USB on Solaris.