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post Jul 13 2006, 09:06 AM
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I've tried using sylpheed for e-mail, but the configuration boxes are too big, and I can't get anything to configure correctly.

I'm looking for an e-mail client that will read POP3, and an IRC client. I use XChat on my laptop, but that is seemingly not in the repos. Suggestions?
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post Jul 15 2006, 04:42 PM
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For a while I used Pocketworkstation on top of the OZ bootstrap image. Tweaked with the scripts to get it to run at 480x640 (scaled down with anti-aliasing). X-Chat and Sylpheed were quite usable that way, though the whole setup was a bit slow. But you can use whatever window manager you like from Debian, and it was the only way to get a native development toolchain before 3.5.4 (zgcc doesn't count IMO).

If you wanna stick to Opie, there's OpieIRC, which is okay, and QPE-Gaim, which works but is somewhat flakey. For GPE there's a GTK version of Gaim, but I don't know how well it fits to the 5500 screen.
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post Jul 16 2006, 02:07 AM
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QUOTE(microsoft/linux @ Jul 13 2006, 05:06 PM)
I've tried using sylpheed for e-mail, but the configuration boxes are too big, and I can't get anything to configure correctly.

I'm looking for an e-mail client that will read POP3, and an IRC client. I use XChat on my laptop, but that is seemingly not in the repos. Suggestions?
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xchat is in OE, so you could ask hrw to add it to the upgrades feed when he gets back from holidays. Anyway, I prefer gaim to do irc on my qvga pdas, since gpe has a special small-screen version of gaim.
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post Jul 16 2006, 01:12 PM
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I think I've got gaim installed, but I've never used gaim for anything else except AIM and Gtalk protocols. How slow is slow for the Pocketworkstation? This is kind of off topic, but I noticed that there was a 3.5.4.1 upgrades feed for the 5500. If I upgrade everything, am I likely to run out of room on /?
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post Jul 16 2006, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE(microsoft/linux @ Jul 16 2006, 01:12 PM)
How slow is slow for the Pocketworkstation?
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Not incredibly slow. Xbill was playable. Most apps were fine, but stay away from Firefox or Openoffice. It emulates an X layer using a local VNC server, but this allows the screen scaling.

The real issue is with controls; Pocketworkstation on OZ can't do anything with the backlight or the volume. You can run Pocketworkstation on top of Opie, and control everything from there, but it's really impractical without a swap file. If you skip Opie, there's just enough RAM to get by, but if you have Opie in the background, it'll segfault a lot :/

There's probably a way to hack the proper backlight/sound controls into Pocketworkstation, but I'm not 1335 enough to figure it out...


[EDIT] The reason I ever used Pocketworkstation in the first place was because there was a wifi hotspot I needed to use that could only validate me with a full browser like Firefox... it takes a full 90 seconds to start but is responsive once it does, even animated GIFs don't look too shabby. Most apps are usable if you don't mind waiting a few seconds for 'em to load.
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post Jul 16 2006, 10:00 PM
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I've looked a pocketworkstation briefly, when I was still on sharp rom, and even OZ 3.5.3. They just didn't feel 'linuxy' enough. 3.5.4 fixed that, w/ GPE. What do people suggest for an e-mail client?
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post Jul 19 2006, 10:18 PM
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nooone has any suggestions for e-mail?
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post Jul 24 2006, 09:48 PM
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noone does e-mail and IRC on their Z?
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post Jul 30 2006, 08:10 PM
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anyone?!?!?
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