You might have found out through experience or heard it through the grapevine: Palm Sync on Linux is not for the faint at heart. Here is a synopsis of my experience.
This was my target. I wanted to get away from Outlook. The Hotsync wizard allowed me to setup my Palm sync for NetSync rather quickly. Unfortunately, a bug in gnome-pilot made it impossible to import Categories from the Palm.
Promising, after I figured out to use 'net:any' as my Device. However, the application kept locking up at startup.
Also promising, but you can't set whether or not you want to sync or override data either on the Palm or the PC. I can't risk my device at this point.
Command line magic! After I figured out that any conduit command followed by '-p net:any' works, I was in heaven. That was, until I ran into 'Segmentation fault' errors during backup. An upgrade to pilot-link-0.12.0-pre4 did nothing to aleviate the problem. I had to exclude the file (ImgFile-Foto.prc) causing the segmentation fault from the back up process (see http://www.jpilot.org/pipermail/jpilot/2005-January/004609.html).