- Plucker Installer
This is Plucker for OS/2 official distribution. It is created
using WarpIn-Installer. That way it's easy to set up for even
unexperienced users without the need to worry about which tools
are necessary and how to set them up. This package includes really
everything you need and will set up all parts the way they should.
So, if you are an unexperienced user and/or you don't have anything
for Plucker yet we advise you to get this package.
YOU DON'T NEED ANY OTHER PACKAGE ON THIS SITE IF YOU DONWLOAD
This Package is based upon 1.0
In case you have any problems with this package please contact
"Thorsten Ratzka" firstname.lastname@example.org
Note 2: This package contains a fix for Python for OS/2 enabeling
zlib compression for Plucker even on OS/2. Thanks to Jeff for his
quick support! (See below how to obtain this fix alone.)
Filedate: 12/11/00, Filesize: 5.1MB
- Plucker WPI
Only Plucker but in the well known WPI format to use with WarpIN
installer. This package is intended if you are upgrading form
previous versions of Pllucker and/or if you have allready installed
the necessary other applications (like Python etc.)
NOTE: Please use the "Save as..." function of NetScape as this
webserver does not know the mime type of wpi correctly. Sorry.
Filedate: 12/08/00, Filesize: 527kB
- Pilot-Link for OS/2 (bins only)
This is Pilot-Link, the well-known interface package for your Palm
wether you're running OS/2 or Unix. You need this package in order
to run Plucker successfully.
Filedate: 03/12/00, Filesize: 784kB
- Perl for OS/2
Including the libraries to interface with your Palm. If you're
unshure on how to install Perl-modules and you want to use Perl
only to interface your Palm you're on the save side if you just
download this package instead of the official Perl-distribution
from www.perl.com. This file
contains the full distribution of Perl and also all modules needed
to interface with your Palm.
Filedate: 03/12/00, Filesize: 6495kB
- Python for OS/2
This is a perfect copy of the original Python-distribution for
OS/2. It is placed here for your convinience only so you don't
have to search for "where the hell do I find snakes on the net?".
(Well in fact you may find it here:
Filedate: 03/12/00, Filesize: 2316kB
- zlib-Support for Python
In order to use the more efficient zlib-support of Plucker
(resulting in smaller databases for sake of little performance while
uncompressing) you need also this file. Python for OS/2 by default
doesn't offer zlib-support. To install zlib for Python, copy the
contained zlib.dll into your \python\lib\lib-dynlib directory.
(The traditional name, which would be zlib.pyd causes some systems
to trap, so it's named zlib.dll.) Additionally copy the contained
version of z.dll into some directory within your libpath (e.g.
Note: Don't forget to set the propriate setting to enable
zlib-compression within Plucker.INI
Note 2: Don't forget to install the SysZlib.prc delivered within
recent Plucker versions to enable zlib decompression on your
handheld. Note also that you need the latest version of the
Plucker package to use this. So either use a direct snapshot of
Plucker or get the full distribution above which will include all
necessary tools to run ZLIB compression.
Filedate: 08/09/00, Filesize: 58kB
- ppm to TBMP-convertor
This file contains the 4bit capable bugfixed version of the
TBMP-convertor. This version is now included in all complete
packages of the image convertors, so if you download the whole
image convertor (regardless if netpbm or ImageMagick) you'll get
it anyway and don't need to download this file. This file is
meant for these of you allready running Plucker as an upgrade.
NOTE: We really recommend that you upgrade this convertor even if
your Palm isn't capable of displaying 4bit graphics! This
convertor also incorporates a lot of small fixes and you'll get
much better results using it.
Filedate: 04/22/00, Filesize: 36kB
- ImageMagick convertors
We lately tried this package to use for image conversion. It
offers several advantages over the old fashioned netpbm which you
can still use. E.g. it seems to work a lot faster and more
reliable than netpbm, so we currently suggest that you give it a
try. We didn't run that much test with that tool till now so if
you experience any problems please let us know. Especially till
now we didn't run any test using 4bit graphics. This package
contains only the Reamde and the necessary binaries needed to use
ImageMagick together with Plucker. All necessary libs not included
in the original distribution where added and we included the
ppmtoTbmp-convertor needed by Plucker to write Palm-Bitmaps.
NOTE: As we didn't decide to entirely move over to ImageMagick the
default distribution of Plucker is still layed out for the use of
netpbm. To give you immediate access to the new convertors this
package includes a python-module called "Image.py". Please copy
this file into \Plucker\parser\python\PyPlucker to replace the
Image.py located there. If ImageMagick shows to be a better
solution than netbpm and we decide to move over to that package
this procedure will not be necessary
Note: An earlier verision of this package you might have obtained
from this server didn't inlcude all DLL's. Unfortunately they
where not listed correctly within the docs. Sorry for the
inconveniences. Hopefully we've now all DLL's together. Thanks to
Jochen Jansen for the Beta-Test :-)
Filedate: 04/26/00, Filesiez: 1.168kB
- NetPBM and Plucker convertors
You can use this package in order to get Graphics on your Palm.
That is you don't need it if you pluck only pages that don't
contain any graphics or if you're not interested in plucking the
graphics as such. Using netbpm is the best choice if you need
netpbm for any other tools anyway (e.g. using the famous Latex2HTML),
but I'd suggest to use ImageMagick instead as it works faster and
more reliable then netpbm as we found in latest testings.
Note: The file dated 04/22/00 or later contain a new
TBMP-converter which is capable of creating 4bit graphics. It is
recommended to use this convertor as it also fixes some problems
we found with the old version. Special thanks to Michael for the
Filedate: 04/22/00, Filesize: 977kB