import zaurus keyring to palmos keyring
rob miller -- rob at janerob dot com
despite the amazing coolness of having unix(tm) - linux - in the palm
ouf your hand, I've pretty much given up using my zaurus. its heavy,
big, and the superior open source roms still aren't that stable or
well supported. I bought a palm z22 (zire) off ebay with a palm soft
rubber case and find it very satisfactory.
two points on reviews I found of the z22 before I bought:
some reviews describe the z22/zire as an appropriate pda for someone just
starting out, new to pdas. I've programmed the casio zoomer, sharp pc-1600,
various palm iii versions and the zaurus; I bought and use the z22
because it is simple and just does what I need a pda for (and it still
some reviews complain that the z22/zire case feels cheap and
'plasticky'; maybe so, but with the palm rubber glove-like case that
came with mine it feels and is as robust as I need (and I'm pretty
hard on things).
having made the decision to switch back to palm, the remaining issue
was getting the personal data converted over. the addresses weren't
too bad, though can't remember how I did it, but for the password
keyring (one of my biggest uses for a pda) I had to write some code.
keyring for the
zaurus held all my data and can export everything to a plain text xml
file, while keyring
for palm os was where I wanted to get it to. jpilot provides an open
source conduit for palm os keyring, so that's where I started.
here is my modified keyring.c file. swap it
for jpilot's keyring.c to get a keyring import conduit that can read
your zaurus keyring xml file. you will no doubt find that all the
fields do not match up perfectly, but it goes a lot faster than doing
it entirely by hand.
I hope you find this useful.
24 february 2007