pssh T650 version notes
Applies to pssh version 2005-06-23-T650
Modified by Daniel Grobe Sachs
pssh was originally
written by Greg Parker.
This is a customized version of pssh with a couple of improvements
specifically aimed at the Treo 650 and above. I think it should still
run on a 600, and any other PalmOS device, but I make no promises; in
any event, I advise against the use of this version of pssh on anything
but a Treo.
The most important improvement is that I ported the better random
number generator from the Tungsten|C. (You know that message saying
that the random number generator is bad and it's insecure? Well,
the author of pssh meant it! It's pretty bad.) This should improve
security, although even though I removed the security warning (it
annoyed me), all of the caveats that the original author mentions
about the code being possibly insecure still apply.
Other changes simply make the program a bit easier to use, especially
on a device with a keyboard.
- I made the 0-9 keys act as shortcut keys to the first ten entries
in the connection list. After initializing the user and host, you
can just hit the number to the left of the username and host to
automatically connect, rather than manually tapping on the connection
and then tapping connect.
- I rearranged the quick keys for the menus. This was to make
space for a set of menu quick keys corresponding to the missing
keys. For convenience, the quick keys for these menu entries are
the top two rows of the keyboard (W-O and S-K) and correspond in
order to the buttons on the 'mini-keyboard.' This allows these
missing characters to be entered easily, without the use of the
stylus, by holding the Menu button and hitting the corresponding
- I added a signal gadget to both the connection form and the
- I added a checkbox for "double size" fonts. This gives you
fonts equivalent in size (and looks!) to the Treo 600. If you
are having trouble reading the default fonts, the double size
mode might be worth a try.
- Updated 15-Nov-2005 with a new icon (contributed by Joshua Ochs),
and the addition of Home/End/PgUp/PgDn shortcut menu options.
- Updated 12-Dec-2006 to support Treo 680, 700p, and hopefully higher
numbered devices in the Treo line. This should solve problems with the
previous version not properly supporting the 5-way nav keys.
- Updated 24-Dec-2007 to support Palm Centro.