Projects / J-Pilot


J-Pilot is a full-featured desktop organizer application for the Palm Pilot that runs under Linux and UNIX. It includes support for Datebook, Contacts, Address, Memo, Memos, Todos, Expenses, and has plugin support. It uses the GTK+ libraries.


Recent releases

  •  07 Jun 2010 04:56

    Release Notes: Calendar support was added and pilot-link 0.12.5 is required for this. GTK1 code was removed. GTK2 is required. A bug in which categories are lost during the first sync was fixed. In the GUI, ToDo items that are due today are marked by a soft green color. New alarm clock and lock icons were added. Radio buttons were added to select between timed and untimed events. VCARD export was overhauled, including adding IM, Birthday, and Website fields. Many other bug fixes and small changes were made.

    •  15 Feb 2009 22:48

      Release Notes: Contacts created on Palm were not always synced correctly. Bugzilla issue #1973 (Contacts with pictures caused a segfault) has been fixed.

      •  16 Dec 2008 06:52

        Release Notes: Category synchronization was rewritten and re-enabled in this release. Internationalization support was improved. libgcrypt support was added and Mac OS X bugs and crashes were fixed. There were also many other bugfixes and small changes.

        •  31 May 2008 08:51

          Release Notes: The newer Contacts and Memos databases are now supported. Many improvements and bugfixes were made.

          •  24 Sep 2006 23:42

            Release Notes: This release fixes a clipboard problem that caused X to lock up when run with certain applications. It fixes a major memo category sync problem. There are other minor improvements and fixes.

            Recent comments

            30 Jan 2008 20:33 sureshembera

            Re: Copy/Cut/Paste is available in JPilot
            i need code for coy/cut/paste in

            26 Jan 2008 06:26 FixItDad65

            Re: J-Pilot easy to use
            Regarding the sync speed: The most likely cause of the slow speed is that jpilot by default backs up all (or at least most) of the files on the PDA. The Palm desktop seems to sync only the data files unless you specifically request backup for files.

            Having a full backup is handy when doing a restore.

            Subsequent syncs will be quicker since only changed files are backed up.

            27 Jul 2007 04:50 cratylus

            Re: Wow!
            I've been using this software for years and I
            still love it. Simple, powerful, effective.

            I have only one issue with it. On Solaris (don't know
            about other OS'es) 0.99.9 and below has a substantial
            memory leak. Over the course of a day, it'll balloon to
            hundreds of megs. Obviously restarting it fixes it, but
            I don't think that's intended behavior.


            09 Mar 2004 02:52 rmau

            Using the dialer function to open an email Mozilla window

            Congratulations for your JPilot program. I use it as my date and address book, syncronizing with my Palm. Works just fine !! The Find window opens in a separate window, making it much easier to work with , in comparasion with the Window Palm Desktop.

            I have recently moved from Windows to Linux, and am not a programmer, altough I have a reasonable Linux administration knowledge.

            I have the idea of using the Dialer function to open an email window using as parameter the E-mail address stored in JPilot.
            I changed the Dialer command in the Phone Dialer window to :
            mozilla -remote "mailto(%n)" . This works fine if the Mozilla Mail is already working.

            Clicking in the Dial Button the Mozilla Mail opens correctly, but there is a problem. In the address window dialog , if I enter an alphanumeric character as a "phone number" it is not transfered to the Phone Dialer window, Phone Number box - it works just with numbers.

            I tried to look in your source code, but I am a very bad C programmmer. I presume that changing this "cheking" is a minor one, and could add a great functionality for JPilot.

            26 Jun 2003 05:47 golpesar

            J-Pilot works fine for me
            Thanks for this great software.
            J-Pilot was bundeled with my RedHat 9 and works fine with my handheld.
            I had some trouble getting the USB port to work and gpilotd caused some problems but finally it's working for me.
            I am also able to sync my Palm device with Evolution Email through pilot-link.


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