Users of non-english versions of Windows were left out from the joys of debugging with the Palm OS Developer Suite due to the program searching for the “LISTENING” string of a netstat output in order to find the Palm OS Simulator.

Then, German users figured out a way to make debugging work: install an English netstat.exe. But this isn’t as easy as it sounds – finding one can be very, very difficult. In the end, an instruction sequence for “patching” a German netstat.exe was devised…it simply edited the string resources in the file to make it print LISTENING instead of its merman equivalent, ABHÖREN. However, this instruction is in German too…

The final solution is here… . Download my pre-patched Netstat.exe from, here and place it in the root directory of your PODS install(just below/PalmSource/PODS/). After that, you’re set to go…

I tested this on a workstation running PODS 1.2 and a German version of Windows XP SP2 – and debugging worked really, really well…

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3 Responses to “Patched netstat.exe for PODS debugging”

  1. Well, this certainly did the trick with my
    ‘ACCESS’ installation (also non-english winXP, dutch in fact)
    Thanx :-)

  2. Hi,
    it was a pleasure!

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  3. Thank you very much for this advise!

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