Re: [NTLK] State of the NewtSync

From: John <>
Date: Fri Apr 14 2006 - 08:56:39 EDT

>> I guess before I take this too much further, I'm curious:
>> 1. How many people are actively using NewtSync?
 . . . . tried incessantly only to yield intermittent unreliable or no
usable results.

>> 2. How many people would use NewtSync, but can't because of some type
>> of problem?
 . . . . I would POSITIVELY love to use it. This would probably be my
NUMBER ONE usability enhancement to at least get my address book (about
1000 contacts) into my Newton. To further be able to sync would be
heaven on earth.

>> 3. What plugins are you using / would you use?
 . . . . Address Book

>> 4. What would be your preferred connection method for NewtSync?
>> (serial, TCP/IP, etc)
 . . . . Definitely SERIAL. This should be obvious as it would be the
most common denominator for the largest number of users. Then,
additional topologies could be added later as needed.

>> 5. How many of you are using pre-Panther systems? (Universal
>> Binaries require 10.3.9 or higher)
 . . . . my main workstation is always running the most current version
possible, currently 10.4.6. Other machines may lag behind, but
personally I never use Classic unless trying to replicate a true legacy
configuration for a specific purpose. I find no productivity
enhancements that ever supersede whatever the most current mainstream
versions of the OS or third party apps have to offer. Do lots of
graphics and video production work, and especially in the case of FCP am
now on v5 for Studio, etc. Even with a dual G5 with 4 GB RAM I find
myself allocating 100% of machine resources to FCP to get the best
productivity. If I could afford it I'd gang up a few more computers,
more hard drives, more memory, etc!

>"....but please, please include TCP/IP. I can no longer do serial, and
it is so slow, anyway."
 . . . . was mentioned from prior post. TCP/IP would be a great
addition to serial. Serial should clearly be the primary option as users
can almost always resort to basics before enhanced means of connectivity.

Sure would be fantastic if NewtSync was further developed. I have about
1000 contacts that I've tried to import to my Newton using NewtSync.
Never got satisfactory usable results, but here's hoping!

 . . . . just my .02 cents worth ;-)

Thank you to any and all who contribute to this project. I can't program
but if there's anything I could help out with please ask.



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