Note that you can not currently use Top Gun Wingman to download Top Gun
Current version: 1.5 beta (1997/11/18)
Top Gun Wingman has been improved and
commercialized in the form of ProxiNet, Inc.'s new Pilot web browser,
ProxiWeb. Check it out!
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Note: As of version 1.5 beta, Top Gun Wingman is distributed as
ReciprocityWare. This means that although we give away the program for
free, we ask that wou reciprocate.
If you are a developer, we ask that you send free registered copies of
your programs to the authors of Top Gun Wingman. If you are not a developer,
we ask that you send us something you think we'd like.
Questions, comments, and contributions should be sent to:
Top Gun Group
c/o Ian Goldberg
Computer Science Division
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA
About Top Gun Wingman
Wingman is a graphical WWW browser (with support for the HTTP, FTP, and gopher
protocols) for the Palm Pilot(tm). It supports
2-bit-per-pixel graphics, a large (and growing) subset of HTML 3, and a
user-controllable hotlist and offline browsing cache. Security and HTML
forms will be supported soon, although some "forms" functionality is
available through the use of aggregators.
Wingman achieves good performance through the aggressive use of a
proxy architecture: parsing, layout and image conversion are done
at a proxy server running on a workstation cluster, and a simple
representation of the output is "spoon fed" to the browser client.
The same proxy server runs the TranSend service at UC Berkeley.
Screenshots of Top Gun Wingman are available on a
Requirements for Wingman
- US Robotics Palm Pilot Professional with a minimum of 50KB memory free
- A modem or other networking device attached to the Pilot
(a HotSync cradle and the standard Pilot Desktop software will not work)
- Network and Modem configuration correctly set up on the Pilot
(i.e. you can already establish a PPP connection)
Brought to you by the
and ISAAC research
groups at UC Berkeley.
Back to the ISAAC Group's Pilot page.
- Version 1.5 beta (1997/11/18)
- Storage and hotlist and hotlist pages can now be named
- New Hotlist pages can be added by hand
- Server-side image maps are now supported
- Page source can be downloaded as an AportisDoc file
- The browser recognizes Image Viewer files
- Miscellaneous bug fixes
- Version 1.0 beta3 (1997/10/29)
- Databases and applications can now be downloaded to the Pilot
- Large images can be viewed (Dilbert!)
- Horizontal scrolling works
- Scroll bars added
- Scroll by dragging
- Version 1.0 beta2 (1997/10/21)
- Alarms/Find Button now compatible with 2-bit mode
- Aggregators now selectable via popup
- Fixed memory problem with page storage system
- link URL now displayed for image links
- Version 1.0 beta1 (1997/10/07)
Bugs & Unsupported Features
Client Side Bugs
Server Side Bugs
- 64 / Scroll Location Lost while navigating across pages
- 66 / after a timeout disconnect, no reconnection alert
- 75 / incorrect link highlight on multiline links
Unsupported Features (Stuff we are working on)
- 34 / Currently truncates pages to about 30k
- 53 / All items in HTML form displayed on screen
- 48, 67, 68, 71 / Several web pages have bad layouts
- 70 / Problems with HTTP "acceptable" header with some servers
- 74 / HR tag not processed
Other Bugs / Issues
- Client-Side Imagemaps
- Anchor Tags
- Some programs, like Teal Echo, try to write directly to screen memory
instead of using PalmOS calls. These programs tend to get confused when
Wingman puts the display into 2-bit mode.
If you have a new bug report or comment(s) about Top Gun Wingman, please...
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updated 19971118 IG