Palm Desktop and HotSync Manager

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Application Details:

Version: 3.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0.0

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation of Palm Desktop 3.0.3 from

Installation of the Hotsysnc 3.0.4 update from (this provides faster serial transfer, better backup/restore, etc.)

Hotsync docked OK to the xfce panel.

Local syncing to a Vx (serial, ~/.wine/dosdevices/com symlinked to /dev/ttyS0).

A full restore to a replacement Vx worked fine.

Palm Desktop.

Importing a phone list in CSV format.

Palm Installer.

Installation and use of Acrobat Reader 1.1 ( and Avantgo 4.2 (many places, I got mine from ZDNet).

What does not

The multimedia quick tour appeared to work, but it used only one monitor and was truncated: my dual-monitor setup may be confusing it.


There's a few additional rendering glitches, but nothing serious.


What was not tested

Modem, network, and USB syncing.

Palm Email Wiz.

Some functionality of Palm Desktop.

The Expense application: when it fires up Excel 2007, I get the error message "opening the VBA project in this file requires a component that is not currently installed. This file will be opened without the VBA project. For more information, search Microsoft Office Online for 'VBA converters.'" followed by "This workbook has lost its VBA project, ActiveX controls and any other programmability-related features". This does not appear to be a Wine issue but a backward-compatibility problem with Excel 2007 (, and for some reason MS don't make the VBA converters freely downloadable. It's possible that this will work in older versions of Office, but my OEM licence doesn't give me downgrade rights to test this out.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Some of the testing (e.g. the full restore) was done on slightly older versions of Wine, probably 0.9.40 or thereabouts.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"Jul 06 20081.0.0Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
8878 Cosmetic issue with 'Edit Address' in Palm Desktop 3 NEW View

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