Palm Inc. has released Palm Desktop 4.2.1 Rev D, an updated version of the software that allows Palm-branded PDAs to synchronize data with Mac OS X. The software address permissions problems associated with previous builds of the software and iSync, Apple’s own utility for synchronizing data between different computers and handheld devices.
Palm Desktop includes “HotSync” software to manage the synchronization of data, as well as a date book, to do list and address book that can operate independently. Those features remain untouched in this new release, which has been offered to fix a file and folder permissions issue which could cause iSync to stop working, when installing Palm Desktop without administrator rights.
The permissions problem was reported corrected in the previously released Palm Desktop 4.2.1 Rev C, but Palm describes the Rev D release as “a more elegant fix” for the problem. Palm noted that users who have already installed Rev C have no reason to install Rev D.
An earlier update, Palm Desktop 4.2.1 Rev A, added support for Mac OS X v10.4 and Tungsten T5 handhelds.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.6 or later, 65MB free hard disk space and an available USB port.