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  1.    #1  
    can any of the treo application developers out suggest what the best win32 based development environment is please.

    i used codewarrior many years ago - is that still the best option?

    i see the are some gnu tools on palmone.com but they're not buildable natively.

    what about docs for all the new treo functionality (net, camera, keyboard etc.)
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    Originally posted by opensoar


    what about docs for all the new treo functionality (net, camera, keyboard etc.)
    I can't comment on the win32 stuff, but for the docs, they are all on handspring's site under the "Developers" link.
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    I can't comment on the win32 stuff, but for the docs, they are all on handspring's site under the "Developers" link.
    i had a poke about there this morning but i didn't see what i wanted - probably early morning syndrome - i'll go take another look - thanks.
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    Originally posted by opensoar
    i used codewarrior many years ago - is that still the best option?
    If you liked using it before, I suppose it still works, assuming you upgrade. I've never liked it.

    Hmm, I wrote some instructions on setting up a win32 prc-tools install for someone else. Let me dig them up:

    Here's a primer on how to install the prc-tools toolchain. I cleaned out
    mine and I'm installing with these instructions to make sure they are
    accurate.

    1)
    Go to http://www.cygwin.com and run the setup.exe; default options except
    when you get to "Local Package Directory." Choose c:\cygwin for that too.

    2)
    Choose a download site. Here is where you want to add the prc-tools URL.
    Add http://prc-tools.sourceforge.net/install and then make sure that is
    highlighted as well as one of the other sites; ctrl-click if needed.

    3)
    Expand the Devel branch. Choose the latest versions of prc-tools and pilrc
    binary packages. Clicking on the "New" column will toggle amongst the
    versions. You should make an X in the Bin? column for those packages. Also
    go into Archive branch and make sure Unzip is set to install, just for
    future utility. Click next, and it should download and install everything.
    When that is done, click finish.

    4)
    Go into autoexec.bat or whatnot to add c:\cygwin\bin to your path. Reboot
    as needed, not sure if that is required on newer Microsoft OSs.

    At this point you should have a Unix-like environment available to you, lots
    of commands etc. You now need to install the appropriate Palm and
    Handspring SDKs for prc-tools.

    5)
    Go to http://www.palmos.com/cgi-bin/sdk50.cgi and click "I Agree." Download
    this particular SDK; "Unsupported Palm OS SDK 5 for PRC-Tools" the Tar
    version. The filename is palmos-sdk-5.0-1.tar.gz.

    Go to http://www.handspring.com/developers...nt/login.jhtml and signup or
    login as a developer. Access the Key Software Development Tools link. Then
    click on the little teeny link in the first paragraph to get the older SDK.
    I don't use the newer SDK yet as they changed a pile of stuff and it's
    mostly forwards compatible.

    Then download HandspringHeaders40_Win.exe. Virus scan it etc, and then run
    it and choose C:\PalmDev\include\Handspring as the install directory.

    6)
    Copy palmos-sdk-5.0-1.tar.gz to the C:\PalmDev directory. Open up a console
    and do this:

    C:\>cd \PalmDev
    C:\PalmDev>tar xvzf palmos-sdk-5.0-1.tar.gz

    Now run palmdev-prep and it should configure GCC with the proper SDK paths.
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    excellent - your post has inspired me to give this solution a try.

    many thanks - much appreciated.

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