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  1. intro's Avatar
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    I've posted a tutorial on my site for anyone who wants to learn how a certain app works. Once you decompile the .IPK file you have the ability to view a developers source code.
    Use caution with this because it is SOMEONE ELSES TIME AND WORK that they spent to develop a nice app for you.

    The tutorial can be found here:

    Exploring Palm Pre Apps

    Please before doing this for the purpose of modding, exploring, or using code "snipplets" ask the developer of the app for permission. This is intended to help the community grow and spread knowledge please do not steal, or take credit for work that you have not done.

    thanks,

    intro.
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    Note, this appears to only works in Linux. Other note, I have been able to open IPKs with normal decompression in Ubuntu, without an issue.
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    linux has a native command called "ar" that works

    Code:
    ar -x your_file.ipk
    and on windows you can use cygwin or find an ar port or mks toolkit ($$) and do it from the cmd line.
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    or the easiest way, just use 7-Zip like any other archive manager
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    It's just a Debian .deb with a different extension, isn't it?
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    pretty much, yeah.
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    for any questions or to send a donation: phwelo@gmail.com
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    Can this be done in Windows?
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    I have a 7-zip on my USB portable app.. will I be able to open it up in Windows with renaming the .ipk to something else?
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    I too would like to know how to read this in windows.
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    yes, ill post a windows tutorial tomorrow sorry i've been updating a lot and im going out of town tomorrow so I'm getting ready
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    My Tutorial:

    1. Install 7-Zip
    2. Right click-> "Open with..."->7-Zip File Manager

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Jason Robitaille; 08/01/2009 at 07:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Robitaille View Post
    My Tutorial:

    1. Install 7-Zip
    2. Right click-> "Open with..."->7-Zip File Manager

    Enjoy!
    Thanks,

    Im really wanting to know how to edit in windows.


    Doug
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    7-zip only unzips even more zipped folder from the .ipks, no code there .
    And the link you provided in the initial post, isnt there either .
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    Quote Originally Posted by srlake314 View Post
    7-zip only unzips even more zipped folder from the .ipks, no code there .
    And the link you provided in the initial post, isnt there either .
    No, 7zip can get the code. Double click the file and go into the data file structure and just keep navigating through.
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    I know it's somewhere on these forums but I can't find it again. How do I compile an ipk?
    "Life is Hard... it's harder if your stupid"
    - John Wayne
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    once you get to the appsinfo.jso or whatever, what do YOU use to open it? Eclipse,etc?
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    I cannot see the files once I do get to the file, it's not an .ipk in this case? I'm lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srlake314 View Post
    7-zip only unzips even more zipped folder from the .ipks, no code there .
    And the link you provided in the initial post, isnt there either .
    Extract the IPK
    Extract the data.tar.gz
    Extract the data.tar
    Navigate the folders > usr > palm > applications > program folder
    Browse the code
    Ask permission before using something unless clearly labeled with a license
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    Quote Originally Posted by srlake314 View Post
    once you get to the appsinfo.jso or whatever, what do YOU use to open it? Eclipse,etc?
    Any Text Editor perferrably something that color codes javascript.
    Eclipse with the Aptana and Palm webOS plugins is a good choice, Notepad++ is another option.
    8MB Visor --> Treo 300 --> Treo 650 --> Treo 800w --> Palm Pre
    All devices obtained within first week of launch

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