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26 Jul 2017
I'm happy to announce that the OESF Wiki is finally back online. It can be now reached from here:


You can reach it also by clicking on the new OESF Wiki portal link at the top of the main forum page.

I have upgraded MediaWiki to the last released version (1.23.17) which still supports the old version of PHP installed on our ibiblio account (5.3.28). This version of MediaWiki is a LTS one (Long Term Support) which was supported until last May; I'll ask for a more uptodate version of PHP to be installed, then I'll update MediaWiki to the latest, supported version.
If any of you had a Wiki account, please try to login and report any problem, if you find any.
The pages sometimes take ages to load, I remember this being a problem also in the past; I'll see if the PHP and MediaWiki upgrade will make any difference, and eventually find how to speed up the loading times.
I have changed the Wiki's logo to a new, temporary one, which I quickly made in a couple of minutes (and it shows, heh). Not the prettiest logo in the world, but personally I already prefer it over the old one, but let me know if you still prefer the old one, or if you'd like to contribute with a new one.

The whole Wiki layout requires an overhaul, too: the chapters should be better organised, all the parts related to the Zaurus should be more clearly labelled, the new wiki made by koan should be integrated, and so on. There's also a lot of spam which will have to be located and removed.

In short, lots of work still to be done, but we are getting there. Any volunteer will be warmly welcomed!

25 Jul 2017
... me neither, until I stumbled upon this old thread:


They were actually rebranded 5600, 750 and 760s for the Chinese market, so not really brand new models.

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Zaurus SL-7500C

21 Jul 2017

as you already know, I always search for any news regarding the devices covered by our forum, i.e. the Zauruses, GPD devices, the Gemini and any new UMPC/clamshell being announced, and I post a new thread for every information I find interesting. I think it would be nice if these kind of posts would be treated as news items and shown in the front page as in any other news portal.

At one point, www.zaurususergroup.org used to be the news portal part of OESF, but that site is unfortunately long gone. OESF already has a simple, but still useful portal (http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?act=home) which is probably rarely visited, since it is not that handy to have to click everytime to its link in order to open it. In the current version of IPBoard the portal can't be that much personalized (for example, it seems that there's no way to disable the unused Calendar), but it has the advantage to put in the spotlight any important news. It also has a list of the latest posts, which I find to be nicer than the Today's active topics and View New Posts pages.

I'd create a new News and site announcements forum and add 3 new subforums there, one for each type of news; all the new threads posted there will appear on the portal as news items:
Hardware news
Software news
OESF announcements, which will be moved from Site Specific Forums.

For now I'd set the permission to post there only to the admins; I might check if there's any moderation option which would allow to anyone (upon approval) to post a news item, or just create a new News to be approved forum and move the threads from there.

Unfortunately, it is only possible to select entire forums as the source for news, so that all the threads posted there will be posted as news items; it is not possible to select single posts from any forum. So, if you have anything to announce (e.g. new Alarmz releases, or new software) you can still post in their relevant forums as usual, I (or any of you) would take care to make a separate, short summary news item out of it, with a link to the related thread.

8 Jul 2017
The Night Watch, a humor column by James Mickens on the horrors of system programming, well worth reading:


"What is despair? I have known it—hear my song. Despair is when you’re debugging a kernel driver and you look at a memory dump and you see that a pointer has a value of 7. THERE IS NO HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE THAT IS ALIGNED ON 7. Furthermore, 7 IS TOO SMALL AND ONLY EVIL CODE WOULD TRY TO ACCESS SMALL NUMBER MEMORY. "

8 Jul 2017
Kkimigawa has created a new GitHub repository with a Dockerfile, plus the related Qtopia packages, which can be used under Docker to crosscompile software for Sharp ROM/Cacko using a modern Linux/Windows system:


(Google translation in English: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=a...&edit-text= )

Docker is a software which "provides an additional layer of abstraction and automation of operating-system-level virtualization on Windows and Linux." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docker_(software)

Moreover, the author has released two ports done with this crosscompiler, and more are expected to follow:

tree 1.7.0: http://kkimi.hatenablog.com/entry/2017/07/01/001646
zlib 1.2.11: http://kkimi.hatenablog.com/entry/2017/07/05/002711

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