Re: [NTLK] Idea for Newt Sync development

From: eric a . Farris (
Date: Fri Mar 08 2002 - 09:56:14 EST

On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 10:58:51PM +0900, Sushi wrote:
> >On 3/8/02 @ 22:29, Andy Collins wrote:
> >
> >How about we come up with a Newt app that emulates
> >Palm's sync protocol for Palm Desktop?
> Now that would be nice.
> Then my Newt could sync with Mac or Windows.
> What a neat project for one of our talented programers out there.


In addition, i would like to judge the potential audience for a
newtonlink client for Linux/*Nix that could sync through ethertalk/tcp.
i plan on start sifting through the NewtonLink code soon, and weighing
the potential for such an endeavour, other than my own use and headache.
However, it occurs to me that Sloup only talks serial. Is that correct?
Is there something like Sloup that i should use when planning this
ether-sync? Did Apple ever fully document their "Dock" protocol?

Or (i know this isn't trivial, Steve, but watch me ask it anyway ;)
could Sloup be modiffied to talk on the ether?

eric a. Farris
Systems Administrator
UMCES, Appalachian Laboratory

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