PalmOS on x86: API porting

Implementing PalmOS on x86 is exactly what it sounds: picking each function described in the official API and providing an implementation. It may look a little intimidating at first, but this is one of those things that follow the 80/20 rule: 80% of the applications out there use only 20% of the API.  Take for … Continue reading PalmOS on x86: API porting

Integrating prc-tools with Visual Studio Code

This is a follow-up to the last post, where we have set up prc-tools to work on a modern Windows 10 machine. Now we will see how to configure the Visual Studio Code IDE (vscode) to work with prc-tools to edit and compile PalmOS applications. For this purpose, I have copied my PalmOS projects folders … Continue reading Integrating prc-tools with Visual Studio Code

Installing prc-tools on a modern Windows 10 machine

A common way to develop PalmOS applications back in the day was using the prc-tools SDK. There was even a port that ran on Windows, with the help of cygwin. The problem is that this solution does not work on a modern Windows machine anymore. The pre-compiled prc-tools binaries use an old 32-bits cygwin version … Continue reading Installing prc-tools on a modern Windows 10 machine