ColdSync is a portable synchronization tool for Palm devices (PalmPilot, Handspring Visor, etc.) that runs under *BSD, Solaris, Digital Unix/Tru64, Linux, AIX, and Windows NT. It supports PalmOS 2.0 (original PalmPilot) and later. It is only known to support Visor syncing under FreeBSD and Linux, however. It supports IR syncing under Linux. ColdSync can back up, restore, install, and synchronize database, and can be extended and customized through the use of conduits. ColdSync is rather paranoid and takes pains not to delete anything it isn't 100% sure about.
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Release Notes: Some support was added for the Palm m50x series. The configuration file is now better and more powerful, as it includes proper support for strings and variables. Various bug fixes were made.
Release Notes: A new daemon mode, which allows you to run ColdSync from /etc/ttys, /etc/inittab, or usbd, so that you can just push the HotSync button on the cradle and not have to run coldsync manually.
Release Notes: This version is a candidate for the next stable release. The main change since 2.0 is much-improved performance for Visors under Linux. There are known problems with Visors under FreeBSD, but these appear to be OS problems.
Release Notes: This release supports "daemon" mode, which allows ColdSync to be run from /etc/ttys, inetd, usbd, etc. for one-button syncing: just plug your Palm into the cradle and push the button.
Release Notes: This release corrects a bug whereby most conduits wouldn't run. German translations have also been updated.