Can't get started on ppc????

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by spamme0, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. spamme0

    spamme0 Member

    I downloaded version 5.80 demo.
    It works on the desktop PC, but all the compile options are greyed out.
    I installed the device version on the ppc. I get an icon labeled
    "basic4PPC runner". Running it gives me the option to open a file,
    but only compiled programs are supported. There doesn't seem to
    be any form of IDE on the PPC. I haven't stumbled on any way to
    develop or run a program on the PPC.
    What am I doing wrong?
    Axim X51v WM5
  2. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    A limitation of the demo is that it cannot compile programs so your desktop is OK.

    Are you sure that the device has version 5.80? A runner was needed for early versions of B4PPC but since (I think) version 4 the compiled exes are standalone apps.
  3. specci48

    specci48 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    The compile options are only available in the registered version!

    The basic4ppc runner was only needed until version 2.x. So you don't need it any more.
    Make sure that you correctly installed the device version. Perhaps try to install the .cab file ( directly.

    Edit: Sorry agraham, missed your post...
  4. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    That usually happens to me :( This time I was first :)
  5. taximania

    taximania Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Where did you download the device file from ??
  6. spamme0

    spamme0 Member


    Thanks, guys for the input. I downloaded the file from the same vendor page.
    installed it and copied the cab files to the pda. They looked too small to be
    a compiler.

    The file linked above works. Now, I'm on the road...The buttons work.
    Now, I gotta figger out how to open the serial port.

    I've googled pda compilers for a week, so I'm somewhat confused.
    I had the impression that this one would compile for PPC2000,
    which means it has to target sh3, mips, etc. Haven't figgered this out
    yet. The compiler won't run on non-ARM systems, but will the compiled?

    I still don't know if the pda program can compile in the "real version".

    I'm having a problem with the concept of a demo version of a compiler
    that won't compile. Kinda hard to evaluate it if it won't...

    'begin dramatization
    "Good afternoon sir. Welcome to your Lexus test drive.
    Isn't the leather comfortable? And the navigation system is to die for.
    You've got 17-zone climate control. And a 100K mile warranty...."

    "Can we start the engine?"


  7. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    You could download the device IDE trial version and run your code.
    The full version can compile to an executable (yourapp.exe).
    Send me an email to and I'll send you cab files for sh3 and mips if you need.
    Compiled files should work on Pocket PC 2000 if you install .Net CF 1.0 SP3.
    .Net CF 2.0 is not supported on Pocket PC 2000 and Pocket PC 2002.
    Note that we didn't test Basic4ppc with Pocket PC 2000 at all and therefore Pocket PC 2000 is not on the compatible devices list.
  8. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Try any other DEMO software and see what are the limitations...

    On any other you cn't eider print, compile,run some commands or use for mora that xxx days....

    Basic4ppc lets you code AND RUN your un-compiled app DIRECTLY on the device....

    So YES, it has TRUE test value...

    Using your example....when you go to the car dealer to buy, lets say a ford focus, do ask to test drive the WRC version?
    Why Not?
    Because it's not available...

    SO that was a very poor comparison...

    My teacher always told me "never add 2 onions with 2 potatoes, the result is NOT 4 oniontatoes!!!!
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