Re: Revised description of a FOSS friendly PDA
On 02/15/2020 08:44 AM, Dan Purgert wrote:
On Feb 13, 2020, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 02/11/2020 10:09 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
I wish to enter/store data while away from home. The data will then be
transferred to my laptop via a USB cable. [Think the capability of one
of the old Palm Pilots in a smartphone(sic) form factor]
"Palm Pilot" was the not best visualization.
A better image would be the pocket protector full of 3x5 cards a fellow
engineering student used in the early 60's. He had it organized for quick
retrieval of notes on a specific topic.
What I could envision using would be Debian with a minimal MATE
Desktop and a single custom Tcl/Tk app. The bottom of the screen would
have a 4x15 character array emulating a QWERTY keyboard for input of
arbitrary alphanumeric data. Display of "retrieved data" or "data
being entered" would be handled by the Tcl/Tk app.
I am probably way off the mark (and I apologize if I missed a "no"
answer to this) - but what about something like the "SDA" project?
It's not Debian (or Linux at all), but it seems to tick the boxes you
were looking for between the original post and this clarification. It's
also apparently a hobby project -- but then again, wasn't Linux a hobby
project in the early 1990s?
I just found
Data sheet at
Just brewed a mug of coffee. Time to drool over data sheet ;}!
Then I'll chase down links from article you referenced.