SimpleChat
This chat is to help legacy webOS (Palm/HP Pre, Touchpad and related devices) stay in touch as a back-up to the forums. To join the conversation, install webOS SimpleChat on your device or emulator! The log contains the last 100 messages sent, newest on top, and is read-only for now.

God Ginrai: what? I don't remember any actually being made.

2021-10-20 02:33:51 UTC

Lego Batman: Okay thanks.

2021-10-19 14:00:38 UTC

codepoet: he's got it on github, if i can fix it, i'll send him a pull request

2021-10-19 13:58:36 UTC

codepoet: i can take a look, but that's different. its a SDK app wrapper around a web page -- and it should work, just not be optimized. Shuswap should fix that since he's the dev. I'm just trying to get more games that would bluescreen my Touchpad to work.

2021-10-19 13:52:33 UTC

Lego Batman: The app works great! Thanks! Can you fix the Newsz next when you get time?

2021-10-19 13:33:38 UTC

codepoet: If you have two Touchpads you can play against each other with local network play!

2021-10-19 13:16:16 UTC

codepoet: BTW, on another topic, I figured out how to patch PDK apps "at rest" so I can update their IPKs in the Museum to work on TouchPad. The first one is UNO: http://appcatalog.webosarchive.com/showMuseumDetails.php?category=Revisionist+History&count=27&app=2162

2021-10-19 13:14:13 UTC

codepoet: I imagine HP would have had to do something similar on the Touchpad to support most printers -- and just didn't have time to get around to it

2021-10-19 13:13:10 UTC

codepoet: we called them "Print Plugins" and I designed the icon. They're still there, and still supported -- you can tell which ones I brought in because they have the same base icon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=print+plugin&i=mobile-apps&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

2021-10-19 13:12:48 UTC

codepoet: for each brand of printer we wanted to support, we had to get a driver app made by the manufacturer.

2021-10-19 13:11:23 UTC

codepoet: When I worked at Amazon I struck a deal with the webOS Printer Support team to integrate their code into Amazon's Android tablets

2021-10-19 13:11:03 UTC

Lego Batman: Thanks for trying. I do remember seeing a webOS printer at Staples back in the day. https://www.webosnation.com/hp-reportedly-merge-printing-group-personal-systems-group-webos-printers-one-step-closer-reality

2021-10-19 13:09:55 UTC

codepoet mini: I have a Samsung printer, and two Brother printers, the oldest one from the early 2000s (still works better than the Samsung which is only 3 years old.) I can print to at least the old Brother from anything in the house, including my NeXTStation and Apple IIGS...but none of my webOS devices will print to any of them...

2021-10-19 11:45:30 UTC

mazzinia: never tried to

2021-10-19 08:26:11 UTC

nomad84: I have not, I have a mostly age appropriate HP printer but it never worked

2021-10-19 05:31:39 UTC

Lego Batman: Has anyone had any luck printing from the TouchPad?

2021-10-19 02:17:49 UTC

EndMe: Hey @​codepoet thanks for inviting me to the PalmDB server. It's an awesome place!

2021-10-18 01:39:40 UTC

codepoet mini: Share Space got a bug fix today, and the Docs and SDK have been updated

2021-10-18 01:38:38 UTC

codepoet: Its a good server, and I'm on it as well. Covers the full range of Palm (original handhelds, weird offshoots, webOS and the new-and-disappointing Plam)

2021-10-14 13:04:41 UTC

codepoet: Yup, go to their website: https://palmdb.net/ Look under the "Community" menu, there's a "Join Us on Discord" menu option.

2021-10-14 13:04:02 UTC

brent: Got an invite to palmdb? I am on here from non-webos devices pretty much 100% of the time.

2021-10-14 13:00:44 UTC

codepoet mini: If you dont have a webOS device at all, and can't use SimpleChat, this definitely isn't your best place to be. SimpleChat users are, by definition, webOS users, so this server is setup for their needs.

2021-10-14 12:39:16 UTC

codepoet mini: Guys this Discord is primarily for webOS SimpleChat users who would like to occasionally join in from a modern PC or phone. The configuration in Discord is set so that the SimpleChat experience doesn't get trashed by Discord activities that SimpleChat can't handle. If SimpleChat isn't your primary chat tool for webOS chat, and you'd like all the newer features of Discord, you might be happier in the PalmDB server.

2021-10-14 12:36:55 UTC

jhonn: Yeah, it’s been this way for a while. It would be nice to see who’s been joining :)

2021-10-14 12:20:06 UTC

nomad84: @codepoet: I can't wait for that video

2021-10-14 06:17:14 UTC

EndMe: Better be more than some friggin earbuds smh

2021-10-14 04:28:30 UTC

God Ginrai: The brand *is* dead. They've just tied strings to the corpse and are playing puppet show with it.

2021-10-14 04:11:25 UTC

God Ginrai: I don't understand why #welcome keeps showing new messages in the sidebar when it's just going to tell me I don't have permission to view the channel when I look at it...

2021-10-14 04:10:23 UTC

codepoet mini: Shared a movie trailer on MeTube y'all might like!

2021-10-14 01:26:34 UTC

codepoet: well if they really just made headphones for 3 years, I think the brand really is dead. I guess we'll see in a couple weeks!

2021-10-14 00:43:23 UTC

codepoet: we should be back up and running for now

2021-10-14 00:39:47 UTC

farhaddad: Someone on Instagram asked them if it’s a phone and they said it isn’t a phone.

2021-10-14 00:39:44 UTC

codepoet: i have a temporary work-around in place until the real geniuses figure it out

2021-10-14 00:39:39 UTC

codepoet: hey folks, some official communication here. MeTube is having trouble with YouTube videos, and it turns out its because Google has come up with a way to throttle youtube-dl. Its impacting everyone who uses that, not just webOS users. I'm monitoring the issue on GitHub and it looks like there might be a fix coming. Until then, MeTube is probably not going to work for most YouTube videos. I'll post on the Forum as well.

2021-10-14 00:29:15 UTC

luesjo12: so yeah it’s uh what they’ve been “working” on for 3 years

2021-10-14 00:01:37 UTC

God Ginrai: Btw, I realized something I desperately want the other day: An e-ink PalmOS ereader.

2021-10-14 00:01:37 UTC

luesjo12: actually correction: they posted 4 silhouettes of blurred earbuds

2021-10-14 00:01:22 UTC

codepoet mini: Some ears buds shouldn't keep them 'busy' for 3 years

2021-10-14 00:00:54 UTC

luesjo12: It actually isn’t, they posted a teaser to Instagram and it’s literally a blurred silhouette of the earbuds

2021-10-14 00:00:48 UTC

codepoet mini: Gotta be more than that

2021-10-14 00:00:27 UTC

God Ginrai: they are dragging the Palm brand name through the mud.

2021-10-14 00:00:16 UTC

God Ginrai: ugh

2021-10-14 00:00:06 UTC

luesjo12: Palm Buds Pro or whatever they call them, I know someone mentioned it leaked a bit early

2021-10-13 23:59:48 UTC

luesjo12: that new Palm announcement is supposed to be for new earbuds

2021-10-13 23:59:33 UTC

God Ginrai: I would have gotten the Urbane LTE if they had actually brought it West. LG has handled WebOS startlingly poorly, given the success it has given them in the TV space.

2021-10-13 23:59:04 UTC

codepoet: Forums seems to be working again

2021-10-13 23:33:14 UTC

codepoet: good luck!

2021-10-13 23:13:19 UTC

brent: I sent the person I mentioned an email. We're not exactly friends; I know her through the charity she runs.

2021-10-13 23:07:55 UTC

codepoet: a new one, though. the 2018 one was a bit of a disappointment, I gather

2021-10-13 22:43:47 UTC

brent: The Palm branded Android phone probably :'(

2021-10-13 22:43:01 UTC

codepoet: with the date 10-26-2021...

2021-10-13 22:31:01 UTC

codepoet: palm.com has announcement that says "We've Been Busy"

2021-10-13 22:30:52 UTC

codepoet: thatd be so cool!

2021-10-13 22:29:55 UTC

brent: I would like to port webOS to a smartwatch like the lokmat appllp 4, which I have on the way already. runs android 10

2021-10-13 22:01:20 UTC

brent: I'm going to ask today if someone I know can find one in SK

2021-10-13 22:00:39 UTC

codepoet mini: Apparently it was a carrier exclusive for South Korea only

2021-10-13 22:00:00 UTC

brent: oh it's basically not anywhere. I found it once a long while ago for like $850

2021-10-13 21:45:36 UTC

codepoet: i doesn't seem to exist on ebay or amazon though...

2021-10-13 21:22:29 UTC

codepoet: i didn't even know that was a thing, but now i want it

2021-10-13 21:21:55 UTC

God Ginrai: no

2021-10-13 13:35:45 UTC

brent: was the LG Watch Urbane LTE (model w120l) with webOS open sourced? is that UI available?

2021-10-13 13:19:48 UTC

EndMe: Ooofio

2021-10-13 12:34:55 UTC

codepoet mini: I broke the screen both times I tried

2021-10-13 12:33:28 UTC

Lego Batman: I have opened the TouchPad before but I broke a few clips. You have to be very careful.

2021-10-13 12:11:50 UTC

mazzinia: mmm the touchpad is partially modular, but I don't manage to spot pics for the 3g variant

2021-10-12 20:57:28 UTC

EndMe: lmao sorry about that

2021-10-12 20:54:18 UTC

codepoet: but do us a favor and go easy on the multiple single line message, my touchpad is going to vibrate off its touchstone

2021-10-12 20:54:03 UTC

EndMe: Shiii imma go for it

2021-10-12 20:53:57 UTC

EndMe: and it's not there if you don't want to

2021-10-12 20:53:42 UTC

codepoet: well, stay in school then go for it ;)

2021-10-12 20:53:36 UTC

EndMe: It's there if you want to

2021-10-12 20:53:35 UTC

EndMe: why not y'know?

2021-10-12 20:53:14 UTC

EndMe: I mean

2021-10-12 20:53:11 UTC

codepoet: lol at a tablet with a RAID array

2021-10-12 20:53:06 UTC

EndMe: I'm just dumping my dreams on y'all i'm sorry

2021-10-12 20:53:01 UTC

mazzinia: mmm copying pics is not allowed :P

2021-10-12 20:53:00 UTC

EndMe: For multibooting purposes, RAID arrays, etc

2021-10-12 20:52:47 UTC

codepoet: kinda like https://frame.work/

2021-10-12 20:52:38 UTC

EndMe: IDK why nobody (that I've heard of at least) hasn't done this yet... but multiple SD card slots

2021-10-12 20:52:31 UTC

EndMe: also...

2021-10-12 20:52:21 UTC

EndMe: backlit navigation buttons? go ahead

2021-10-12 20:52:05 UTC

EndMe: if you want to swap that LCD for an OLED display, go right ahead

2021-10-12 20:51:55 UTC

EndMe: like, if you want to add in an SSD, go ahead

2021-10-12 20:51:41 UTC

EndMe: and this series of devices will be completely modular

2021-10-12 20:51:33 UTC

EndMe: Like, I have the dream or vision or whatever of developing and selling an up-to-date version of the Palm Tungsten series

2021-10-12 20:51:04 UTC

EndMe: not only repairability

2021-10-12 20:50:39 UTC

EndMe: at the consumer level at least

2021-10-12 20:50:21 UTC

EndMe: the ease of repair

2021-10-12 20:50:14 UTC

EndMe: Think of all the waste that will reduce

2021-10-12 20:50:10 UTC

EndMe: We need more modular stuff nowadays ngl

2021-10-12 20:49:56 UTC

EndMe: wow

2021-10-12 20:49:43 UTC

mazzinia: yeh, all the Go is modular

2021-10-12 20:49:34 UTC

EndMe: Now, some earlier Windows tablets (Windows 7, etc) were modular

2021-10-12 20:49:32 UTC

EndMe: modular tablets

2021-10-12 20:49:19 UTC

EndMe: damn

2021-10-12 20:49:13 UTC

codepoet: I've never seen the inside of full size Touchpad with 3G, but the TouchPad Go is quite modular inside (at least in EVT stage)

2021-10-12 20:49:01 UTC

EndMe: Bruh

2021-10-12 20:48:29 UTC

mazzinia: I may be wrong about the touchpad... I need to find the pics of the teardown to make sure

2021-10-12 20:48:18 UTC

EndMe: that's amazing

2021-10-12 20:48:05 UTC

EndMe: Bruh

2021-10-12 20:48:02 UTC

EndMe: I see why y'all love this thing so much now, in addition to all the other already good stuff about it

2021-10-12 20:47:51 UTC