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ev1l
post Jan 13 2005, 09:12 AM
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Hey guys.
I'd like to compile a list of very good (mature) software for the Z so that newbies don't get overwhelmed by the avalanche of apps available on it.
If you have very good apps you think no one should miss, reply here with name, link, and whatever info you think is necessary.
I'll update with mine in a few.
Please do NOT post questions/comments so this thread stays on-course, and easy to read

My personal list:

KDEP Pimpi Zautrix is our savior! Send him bug reports here
Opie Reader cool text reader.
Joe's Own Editor. Just a nice CLI text editor.
QPE Filemanager Just a little less braindead than the Files tab.
Qpdf2 Get the freetype package.
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Bertram Wooster
post Jan 13 2005, 10:00 AM
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just a few personal favourites...


PIM

KO/Pi: open source PIM application, also available for other OS featuring applications for addressbook, organizer, email and password
http://www.pi-sync.net/


DICTIONARY

zbedic
http://sourceforge.net/projects/bedic


TEXT

ZEditor: text editor, very good (free) alternative to tkceditor
http://satoshi.web5.jp/f_soft/dw_engzd.htm


FILE MANAGER

Tree!Explorer QT: free version still good enough!
http://hpcgi2.nifty.com/taku2001/zau/texplorerqt/top_en.cgi


IMAGE VIEWER

mooview: cons: only jpg, pro: cursor up/down change images
http://www.cs.unc.edu/~scheuerm/mooview/

tximage: more fileformats (jpg, gif, png)
couldn't find its homepage, download at:
http://www.elsix.org/downloads/tximage_0.2_arm.ipk


READER

qpdf2: pdf reader
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qpdf2/

justreader: ebook reader
http://justreader.sourceforge.net/


GAMES

crimson fields: strategy
http://www.linuxvision.de/crimson/crimson.html
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soundwave106
post Jan 13 2005, 01:33 PM
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APPS
NEOCAL
Provides a very good calculator for the Z, much better than the one built in. Free version very usable.
http://www.hudren.com/products/neocal/

INTERNET TOOLS
GAIM FOR QTOPIA
MSN messenger, Jabber, and AIM support. (A bit finicky in the install. Feh.)
http://qpe-gaim.sourceforge.net/

QAZOO
Yahoo Instant Messenger support.
http://qazoo.sourceforge.net/

Software I can't immediately find homepages for that I find useful:
NeIC - IRC client for the Zaurus
EmbeddedKonsole - For Unix programming, much better than the old Terminal.
OpieFTP - Basic FTP client

NETWORK SECURITY TOOLS
http://www.irongeek.com/all.php
For geeks only. Summary of Wellenreiter, Kismet, ZEthereal, etc.

GAMES
There are some interesting games out there, yes. But occasionally one finds the need to waste small amounts of time playing ZSolitaire.
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dtruchan
post Jan 13 2005, 07:24 PM
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The apps I use almost daily.

Tree Explorer QT Plus+ (buy it)
Opie Reader (reads chm files too)
Zbedic (with wikipedia)
Safe Dee
Qpdf2
Frink (stick with the jar file)
Mighty Charms
Eligo (Eon is gone sad.gif)
ZKnights
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fpp
post Jan 14 2005, 05:51 AM
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Another Zaurus essential : Portabase !
http://portabase.sourceforge.net/
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fpp
post Jan 14 2005, 06:00 AM
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For the enlightened "mobile developer" :

A complete Python 2.3 (2.4 forthcoming) environment, plus PyQt for GUIs and SQLite3 bindings, in one neat package by Kopsis.

Installs easily as one large image file to a (FAT) CF or SD card, seen as a read/write ext2 filesystem thanks to some Linux magic.

The 2.4 version will also be available as a 'cramfs' image, about 5 times smaller, but read-only.

http://pyqplayer.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/b...qPlayerDownload

EDIT:
For coding directly on the Z, you can use ZEditor (already mentioned in this thread) just like with any text file, or the more specialized VisiScript. It is based on the well-known Scintilla engine (Qt version) and supports colored syntax for several languages (python perl ruby tcl etc.) as well as other niceties usually found in IDEs:
http://www.mneuroth.de/privat/zaurus/visiscript.html

EDIT2:
The new python 2.4 images by Kopsis are available:
http://pyqplayer.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/b...qPlayerDownload
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post Jan 14 2005, 06:13 AM
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A touch of the exotic, from Switzerland : ELOG

Not as well know as their cheese, chocolate, gold bars, Victorinox knives and luxury watches, but nice and useful too, and free :-)

Read up on ELOG here : http://midas.psi.ch/elog/

It's a versatile, 'batteries-included' weblog app (no separate web server or database needed) that can be turned into almost anything (blog, forum, note-taking, database etc.). Very simple to configure. Can replicate or synchronize between ELOG servers, & much more.

To try it out: grab the tar.gz archive on the site above (no IPK yet, sorry) and follow the Linux install instructions except for the "make" part.

Then get the ready-made binaries for the Z here :
http://fredp.lautre.net/Z/

Copy them to the 'bin' directory under your ELOG installation and off you go...
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Kedge
post Jan 14 2005, 07:18 AM
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TextMaker: Word processing with all desktop features of MS Word and combatible to .doc.
Commercial 49.95$
Trial version also aviable.

TextMaker
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post Jan 14 2005, 08:25 AM
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Zten Variant (ztenv) http://hiki.lkj.jp/zten%B2%FE.html
A variant of the popular zten dictionary app

InkWP http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley-O...4550/inkwp.html
Handy note take that lets you write on the screen then transpose to text later

Opie Reader - already mentioned above but this app rocks - Thanks Tim! Probably the most used program on my Z.

X/Qt http://xqt.sourceforge.jp/
For when qtopia doesn't quite cut it, but you don't want to install pdaX

FreeNoteQT http://www.urban.ne.jp/home/kanemori/zaurus/freenote_e.html
Great note app and very usefull for making quick maps, diagrams etc

KeyHelper Applet http://yakty.s31.xrea.com/linuzau/keyhelper/
remap your keys, make shortcuts keys to start apps etc etc etc. maslovsky has added keyhelper support to CryKeyboard but it's a little out of date now (latest version is 1.2.2)

Zsafe http://z-soft.z-portal.info/zsafe/
Keep your passwords in a safe place - have been using this since way before PWM/PI became available.

ZEditor http://satoshi.web5.jp/f_soft/dw_engzd.htm
Handy little text editior

All the games from Zports http://zports.sourceforge.net/ for when the meetings just drag on and you want to help pass the time (Tip: Turn the sound off wink.gif)

Stu
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Neverwinter
post Jan 14 2005, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE(dtruchan @ Jan 14 2005, 03:24 AM)
The apps I use almost daily.

Tree Explorer QT Plus+ (buy it)
Opie Reader (reads chm files too)
Zbedic (with wikipedia)
Safe Dee
Qpdf2
Frink (stick with the jar file)
Mighty Charms
Eligo (Eon is gone sad.gif)
ZKnights

The ZKnights link doesn't seem to be working...
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zautrix
post Jan 14 2005, 05:25 PM
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QUOTE(Neverwinter @ Jan 15 2005, 01:52 AM)
The ZKnights link doesn't seem to be working...

http://free.pages.at/uberger/zaurus/zknights_en.html
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bgsfh
post Jan 19 2005, 02:43 PM
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I don't do much with my Zaurus, but I do use the Spoken program that converts text to speech. It is a java program that incorporates the flite speech processer and requires jeode. I have used it with my 5500 and 6000L. This has read me the news while I am jogging and walking to work for over a year now. For the money ($13 US) It is the best thing I have bought for my zauri.

http://www.handango.com/PlatformProductDet...xtSearch=spoken
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post Jan 26 2005, 01:59 PM
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how does it compare to flite?
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tumnus
post Jan 26 2005, 03:53 PM
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Stuff I use frequently:

QPDF2
NeoCal
Keyring
QPSword
Zbedic
ZUC
Drawpad
MooView (Fastest JPEG viewer I have found for large pictures)

I'd also like to point out that the Embedded Linux Software Index has a voting system, which would be a good way of ranking people's favourites in a more organised fashion.
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slapout
post Jan 27 2005, 08:28 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ Jan 26 2005, 01:59 PM)
how does it compare to flite?
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There's a demo available for download. I didn't like it myself. But to each his own I guess.
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