Answer: Originally I wrote this program for Myself and my Wife to use. The J was for Judd or Jacki. Not much thought was put into this. Then, out of the goodness of my heart, I wanted to release it under the GPL.
I asked around for some better names, but I didn't come up with one. gtkpilot would be more appropriate, but I hate typing gtk.
Answer: 1. Because I can. 2. World Domination.
I would like to see Linux, become the dominate desktop both in the workplace and at home. This is one of my contributions to help make it happen. The more people that use Linux at home, the more I benefit from the hardware support and commercial software that will become available.
The more Linux/Unix is used in the office, the more pleasant my job becomes. If I drove cars for a living, I'd rather be driving Ferraris and Corvettes around than Chevettes and Yugos.
Answer: I don't run KDE, or Gnome, and at this point I don't even know what it would take to do this. If someone else wants to do this, that is ok. My only requirement is that KDE, or Gnome isn't required to run J-Pilot.
I take pride in the fact that Linux/Unix has many window managersavailable to use.
Answer: Cut is ctrl-c and paste is ctrl-v.
Answer: A know limitation of either the pilot-link package (i.e. pilot-xfer) or the Linux serial port. Either is still in discussion. Some PCs seem to have problems with higher transmission speeds. Solution: Set the serial speed to 9600. That should fix the problem.
Answer: First be sure to restart JPilot after
installing the plugin since JPilot looks for plugins only at
If you obeyed the installation hints from the plugin author,
the plugin should be in
$BASEDIR/share/jpilot/plugins. If not, try to
find out where it went and copy the files of the plugin into
$BASEDIR/share/jpilot/plugins by hand.
Still no plugin? Then it's reasonably safe to think that either the plugin is not compatible to JPilot or JPilot is not installed correctly. Also check above under Plugins.