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Posted by Lace   (3 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 27 Oct 2006 02:28 AM (UTC)
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Is there a way to run mushclient on a pocket pc? My ppc runs windows mobile 2003, though I'm about to upgrade to 5.0. Has anyone had any success with this?
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Posted by Fletchling   Australia  (54 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Sat 28 Oct 2006 12:40 AM (UTC)
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I've been meaning to try this on my iMate K-Jam Mobile 5 device for some time. I can run just about everything else on it (CRM, email, all office, various media viewers, a payment gateway app and so on), so I'll give it a go later today. I can run a telnet connection but it's terribly unsatisfactory for any real play.

I've been able to port all my maps, speedwalks and command groups to it. I bet some of the neccessary fundamentals will be missing, and I'll probably have to get temporarily get rid of me SQL engine... update within 30 hours or so.

:)
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Posted by Lace   (3 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Sat 28 Oct 2006 12:48 AM (UTC)
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I'll be watching for updates. :) Thanks for the reply.
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Posted by Fletchling   Australia  (54 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #3 on Sat 28 Oct 2006 09:31 PM (UTC)
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pffft, the tools I have at home (including my meagre talent) can't convert mushclient to pocket pc. I'll research more but it's beyond me at the moment. Best I can do is a telnet session to the mud, or a terminal services session to a connected pc.
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Posted by Lace   (3 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #4 on Sun 29 Oct 2006 03:34 AM (UTC)
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well it was a nice try. thanks again. maybe a pocket pc version will come out one day. :)
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Posted by Shadowfyr   USA  (1,783 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #5 on Sun 29 Oct 2006 07:45 AM (UTC)
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I suspected it might not work. Most hand held devices use Windows CE, and one of the "big" issues with CE is that the OS lacks the Try-Catch mechanisms for exception handling. This means that any application that uses the more advanced exception system for handling errors from system calls is automatically incompatible with CE and has to be re-written without it. There was even an article in Dr. Dobb's a year or so ago discussing how to create your own "fake" exception handling system, so you could more easilly port things over.

Frankly, I am never impressed with the kinds of goofy compromises that hand held computer makers end up making to get them to work and keep the price down. Its inevitably the one thing you later discover you needed to use the bloody thing properly.
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Posted by Fletchling   Australia  (54 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #6 on Mon 30 Oct 2006 06:36 AM (UTC)
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I agree Shadowfurrrrrrrrr. Some people I work with have deep skills with PDSa/Smart Phones, if there's any serious demand I could ask em to have a look and fix the obvious problems.

Fletchling
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,324 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #7 on Mon 30 Oct 2006 08:59 PM (UTC)
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I doubt it will work on a Pocket PC. I haven't got one so I can't say for sure, however if it uses Windows CE, then the documentation for various operating system calls say "doesn't work with Windows CE".

Various things, like asynchronous network IO may not be supported on pocket PCs, sorry.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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