vieglais at UKANS.EDU
Mon Dec 6 18:51:55 CET 1999
> I know little about Palm Pilot. But we should avoid being
> tied to proprietary systems and API, which doesn't prevent to
> work on Palm Pilot, having a compatibility API layer for
> proprietary calls. It seems that a lot can be done a standard
> provide the rest of functionalities. Internet Explorer 5 will
> probably be soon XSLT-compliant, and Mozilla
> (www.mozilla.org) is advancing, having a modular, open-source
> architecture, and support for XML and CSS.
> Dave Vieglais a écrit :
> > Palm Pilots are eminently programmable.
> With standard tools?
C, C++, Java (limited), BASIC (limited), and a couple other goofy scripting languages. Typically compile on a desktop and upload to the PDA.
> > Add a GPS... Add in a couple more data collection devices-
> and capture quantitative information at the same time-
> temperature, humidity, canopy gap fraction, even fish-eye
> photos (if you're into that sort of thing)...
> Can you connect all those things on a palm pilot ?
Technically yes. Actually, not yet. There is a single serial port on PDA's, so multiple serial devices require an RS232 switch, and custom programming to support it. You can certainly connect one device at a time though.
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