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The install somewhat hangs when you install Palm Desktop over Windows, but I don't know what the case with a Mac could be, though.Powered by Palm OS since March 2002
-------------------- Note this wording:
palmOne support has posted an updated version of the Palm Desktop for Macintosh Computers. The update solves various installation issues on OS X 10.3 and 10.4.
It says palmOne, not PalmSource... But, who cares,
I hope that this Updater - Palm Desktop 4.2.1 (now called Rev A) fixes this CONFIRMED BUG!!! see below! THIS BUG HAS NOW BEEN CONFIRMED!
In front of my own eyes, at the Apple store, a genius downloaded and installed Palm Desktop 4.2.1 on their Powerbook15, OS 10.4.1.
As soon as he clicked on Preview in Palm Desktop 4.2.1's Print Dialog Box, Palm Desktop 4.2.1 Quit -- this EXACTLY what happens on my set up.
When we did it again, and instead of clicking on Preview in Palm Desktop 4.2.1's Print Dialog Box, the genius clicked on Print, and then on Preview, we saw the Print Preview OK...
Oh well, unless someone know Terminal really well, and can suggest some command line instructions, so that Palm Desktop 4.2.1's plays better with Tiger, at least as far as Print Preview, we'll have to put up with this annoyance...
Please let us know if you are NOT having this bug on your Tiger, 10.4.1 System...
Other than that, PD is working FINE under Tiger...
Thanks everyone for your feedback!
---------Have you seen this bug?!
PROBLEM: Application Palm Desktop 4.2.1 suddenly Quits every time when I Click on Preview before Printing! But, when I click on Print, and then Preview before Print, then I see the Preview, and Printing is OK from the that window...
I.e. I no longer can Preview before Printing. This happens in each of Palm Desktop 4.2.1's Modules (Contacts, Memos, Calendar, To Do List).
Other than that, Palm Desktop 4.2.1 works fine, and syncs via HotSync to my Tungsten T3 no problem under OS 10.4.1!
THIS IS WHAT I'VE TRIED: Reinstalling Palm Desktop 4.2.1, Trashing it's Temp File and Prefs, Deleting/Adding Printers, Repair Permissions and Restart - didn't help. Other applications are Printing/Previewing OK.
This issue came up only after I've upgraded from OS 10.3.9 to the latest Mac OS 10.4.1, with all latest Software Updates. I installed Tiger via Archive and Install, and Preserving User Preferences.
WORKAROUND: To Preview before printing, I have to leave Palm Desktop 4.2.1, by choosing Print, then Preview, and then either Cancel Print, and switch back to Palm Desktop 4.2.1, or Print from Preview.
Has anyone seen this issue?!
I guess I'd need to go to Apple Store, install Palm Desktop 4.2.1 on one of their machines and see if I can replicate this behavior.
If Palm Desktop 4.2.1 Quits there too, then it would impossible not to call it a BUG!
Unfortunately, PalmSource repeatedly stated that they will no longer update Palm Desktop, and thus version 4.21 is supposedly the last one.
On other hand, PalmOne is aggressively marketing Treo 650 Smart Phone via Wireless Carriers, and it comes with Palm Desktop 4.2.1 for Mac...
This is PATHETIC of PalmSource and PalmOne, which will finally re-unite, only to do something similar to what Apple did (putting Mac OS on top of Unix). The New Palm will put its Palm OS on top of Linux...
How do I know? I heard the interviews with their CEO's etc...
What a ZOO!!!!
HERE IS MY SET UP:
Powerbook 17 (9/2003), 1.33 MHz, 1.5G RAM, 5400 RPM HD, Mac OS 10.4.1, Tungsten T3, Palm Desktop 4.2.1oeTungsten T3, Mac OS 10.3.9, iPodderX 2.1.2, Palm Desktop 4.2.1
"Technology is great... when it works:)!!!"
If RE-READ my LONG POST, you can CLEARLY see that this BUG was NOT THERE under 10.3.9, I.E. THERE WAS NO PROBLEM!
Only after upgrading to Tiger this BUG was detected!
This LATEST Rev B still has this BUG! There is also no indication on the About Palm Desktop Splash Screen that this is a Rev B.
Only when on looks at the Hot Sync Log, one can see that the HotSync has been upgraded from 3.2 to 3.2.1!
So... How is one to know that Upgrade was COMPLETE, and thus SUCCESSFULL?
This is SLOPPY, PATHETIC gesture from Palm!
Also, if you have AutoPairs Haxie, installed, be careful, since this Update is not working with it too well...
The whole Palm-Mac Universe is a sad free for all!
If you ever go to Apple Stores, there is only a quick mention of Palm, and LITTLE info available..., in passing, really quickly...
It's mostly ALL iPod, All the Time, most of the time!
Palm is busy trying to move its Palm OS on the top of Linux, ala Apple putting its OSX on the top of Unix...
Palm is not intersted in PEOPLE/customers, but mostly big COMPANIES buying in Bulk! - This is Now, and that was "Zen":)
If only gave me a better PDA, not iPod, or a SmartPhone with Graffiti, I'd dump Palm!
Palm has INSULTED ME as a Mac user, and INVESTOR! SUCH BRILLIANT CONCEPT SO BRUTALLY SCREWED UP!!!Tungsten T3, Mac OS 10.3.9, iPodderX 2.1.2, Palm Desktop 4.2.1
After all, you have different computers with different operating systems sharing info with each other over the internet. There's SyncML to share info between mobiles, PDAs etc from different companies, so why can't PalmSource come up with a common conduit system which can be used by not only Windows, but OS X, Linux etc?----------"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight � it�s the size of the fight in the dog" - Dwight D. Eisenhower