I’d like to be able to back up my Centro, and to edit its memos on the desktop. My current PC is perhaps eight years old. It’s running 64-bit Windows 10 Home, and has 8 GB of RAM.
When you edit a memo, Palm Desktop converts all tabs to spaces. This happens whether you use Palm Desktop 4.x or 6.2.2. I don’t want tabs to be converted to spaces. So I’d rather run J-Pilot instead.
A.) I could install J-Pilot on Arch Linux on VirtualBox. It looks like J-Pilot 2.0.1 is in the Arch user repository, which is convenient.
B.) I could install J-Pilot on Xubuntu LTS on VirtualBox.
C.) Perhaps I could install J-Pilot on WSL2? I did some quick Google searching; it looks there’s a way to connect a physical USB device (such as a Palm device) to a running WSL2 instance.
D.) Perhaps I could install J-Pilot on WSL1, plus I could install an X server for Windows such as Xming? WSL1 is probably slower than WSL2, but it also takes up significantly less RAM. So I’d feel freer to leave J-Pilot running for long periods of time. Maybe I could somehow connect J-Pilot to my Centro using Bluetooth or the Aceeca Palm USB driver package for 64-bit Windows.
E.) Perhaps I could build and install J-Pilot on Cygwin? Again, perhaps I could connect J-Pilot to my Centro using Bluetooth or the Aceeca Palm USB driver package. NetBSD pkgsrc sort of works on Cygwin, and so it might be able to help build J-Pilot and/or any needed dependencies.
I’m leaning towards option B, but I’m curious to hear your thoughts on whether options C, D, and/or E might be possible.
Perhaps there are also other possible options which I haven’t thought of.
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