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dhns
post May 12 2007, 01:17 AM
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Hi,

it is two months since the last post in this forum so I wonder if there is still any Zaurus user out there who works with a Mac? Or Mac user who works with a Zaurus?

Or is your Zaurus collecting dust while you are waiting for the iPhone (to be opened to 3rd party applications)?

-- hns

Note on ZMacSync: we have moved further development to idle mode since it looked no more reasonable given the recently low interest and the (wrong?) announcement that the Zaurus goes out of production.
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post May 13 2007, 11:52 AM
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QUOTE(dhns @ May 12 2007, 09:17 AM)
Hi,
it is two months since the last post in this forum so I wonder if there is still any Zaurus user out there who works with a Mac? Or Mac user who works with a Zaurus?

Or is your Zaurus collecting dust while you are waiting for the iPhone (to be opened to 3rd party applications)?
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An iPhone is not a Zaurus. It does not run a spreadsheet, nor does it have a keyboard, etc. I certainly will not be buying one.

If Apple were to make a pocket-sized Mac - then I would buy onw tomorrow. But I do not need a phone.

And I am most disappointed that ZMacSync never got completed.
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post May 22 2007, 01:00 AM
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QUOTE(ralphrmartin @ May 13 2007, 08:52 PM)
An iPhone is not a Zaurus. It does not run a spreadsheet, nor does it have a keyboard, etc. I certainly will not be buying one.

If Apple were to make a pocket-sized Mac - then I would buy onw tomorrow. But I do not need a phone.

And I am most disappointed that ZMacSync never got completed.

Thank you very much!

Your comment and the others (which is far more than I had expected) gives some reasons to think about continuing the work on ZMacSync or something similar.

Continuing ZMacSync as it is depends largely on whether Sharp will continue to produce the Zaurus. Working for a limited number of users without growth is usually not quite rewarding, especially if complexity for the final feature grows beyond any reasonable limits.

And will the iPhone be open? If not, maybe, scrapping any future ZMacSync-2.x releases and refocussing on something new, called "ZMacSync 3.0" which would work directly with QuantumSTEP on a Zaurus may fulfill the promises and expectations much better.

It would make development much simpler if both devices have a compatible calendar (CalendarStore.framework) and address book database (AddressBook.framework) and if both devices provide SyncServices.framework.

So, sort of Feature list (well, I am just thinking not promising anything) of ZMacSync-3.0:
* makes the Zaurus a "MacPDA" by using GNUstep/QuantumSTEP
* the ZMacSync application runs on both: Mac and Zaurus (even multiple machines)
* allows to sync everything between a "Master" and potentially several "Slave" devices
* uses ZeroConf to find each other

Just thinking loudly...

-- hns
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dhns   Still Any Mac&zaurus Users/developers There?   May 12 2007, 01:17 AM
andrewmaier   I admit, most of the time my Zaurus is not doing m...   May 12 2007, 09:47 AM
HoloVector   Mac and Z user here. I haven't bothered to po...   May 12 2007, 02:28 PM
zeigerpuppy   Mac and Zaurus and Linux user here! I sync thi...   May 12 2007, 11:35 PM
ralphrmartin   QUOTE(dhns @ May 12 2007, 09:17 AM)Hi, it is ...   May 13 2007, 11:52 AM
dhns   QUOTE(ralphrmartin @ May 13 2007, 08:52 PM)An...   May 22 2007, 01:00 AM
ralphrmartin   Slightly off topic, but... I have a C860 which I ...   May 23 2007, 01:08 AM
dhns   QUOTE(ralphrmartin @ May 23 2007, 10:08 AM)Sl...   May 23 2007, 03:31 AM
ralphrmartin   QUOTE(dhns @ May 23 2007, 11:31 AM)You can ei...   May 24 2007, 10:47 AM
dhns   QUOTE(ralphrmartin @ May 24 2007, 07:47 PM)QU...   May 24 2007, 11:29 AM
chrisl   QUOTE(dhns @ May 24 2007, 01:29 PM)QUOTE(ralp...   May 24 2007, 05:01 PM
ralphrmartin   QUOTE(dhns @ May 24 2007, 07:29 PM)All files ...   May 25 2007, 12:37 AM
freizugheit   QUOTEIf Apple were to make a pocket-sized Mac - th...   May 13 2007, 06:27 PM
markbedish   I use a Mac and a Zaurus, but still maintain an in...   May 15 2007, 12:45 PM
matthis   mac and zaurus user. I never use calendar on my ma...   May 21 2007, 08:52 PM
desertrat   iPhone: - too big for a phone - too crap for a pd...   May 24 2007, 09:36 PM
eji   Mac and Z user chiming in. I'm using my Tosa (...   May 29 2007, 01:36 AM
samot   Mac, linux and zaurus user form Argentina (posibly...   Jun 4 2007, 07:32 PM
daniel3000   One more point of view: Mac user and Zaurus (pdaX...   Jun 4 2007, 11:17 PM
speculatrix   I've just joined the ranks of a Mac user, so I...   Jun 5 2007, 02:59 AM
dhns   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jun 5 2007, 11:59 AM)I...   Jun 5 2007, 04:41 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(dhns @ Jun 5 2007, 01:41 PM)QUOTE(specu...   Jun 5 2007, 02:21 PM
dhns   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jun 5 2007, 11:21 PM)than...   Jun 5 2007, 11:33 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(dhns @ Jun 6 2007, 08:33 AM)QUOTE(specu...   Jun 19 2007, 03:44 AM
Biggerfoot   Mac and Zaurus 5500 user here. I have not had a ...   Jun 15 2007, 06:19 PM
ghostshadow   Mac user here too, I develop applications for OS X...   Jun 15 2007, 09:34 PM


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