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> Pdaxrom Developement, On Hold until further notice.
cortez
post Dec 11 2007, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 11 2007, 08:29 PM) *
QUOTE(cortez @ Dec 11 2007, 08:49 AM) *
The death of pdaXrom, too bad, but long live... well, my bet would be debian tongue.gif

What do you mean "the death of pdaXrom?" It's not dead to the best of my knowledge (Did I miss some major announcement?).

I didn't say it's dead yet. Hey, I'm still using it myself. But by telling the development is put "on hold" due to a shift in direction seems to me an end-of-life (pre-)announcement.
I hope InSearchOf surprises us differently, but personally I don't think so. We'll just have to wait and see.
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post Dec 19 2007, 02:13 PM
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Any news that can be shared, InSearchOf?
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post Dec 21 2007, 10:09 AM
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Ouch, this hurts!
Well, first I have to show my admiration for all of you that have kept (and I hope will keep) pdaXrom running. I understand how big task is it.
I should say that the zaurus is a kind of "travel laptop" for me, a laptop I can carry in my pocket. I don't use it as a PDA, I already have a pdaphone that I use for all my PIN needs, I use the zaurus as a pocket unix machine, this makes it unique.
Looking at the future I think it would be a very good idea having Angstrom as the base for the a new pdaXrom, there are advantages:
-- They provide a very good, clean and clear build system, why don't use it?
-- They write kernel code and add functionality, I suppose that if something different is needed for pdaXrom, it is easier to add only that functionality than trying to put together 150 patches and trying to make some sense from them...

Basically pdaXrom would build an easy to use system over the (strong) shoulders of Angstrom (look at how well Ubuntu stands on the shoulders of Debian).

Maybe pdaXrom need more contributers as well, here I can speak in my own name: I've been trying to contribute since I bought my zaurus in Akihabara more than 2 years ago, but I have a very big problem, my time. I am sure this is a problem pdaXrom devs have as well, but I cannot make it better.That does not mean I cannot contribute: I can do small things in the short periods I have some free time, and I think there are many people like me.
Maybe it would be a good idea to have the problems listed in one place, broken down in very small, self contained pieces, with some kind of difficulty scoring (difficult, average, easy) and a "tutor", somebody who knows how to solve it and give hints of how to do it. People could take the piece they want, ask to the tutors if they have any problem, solve it and commit afterwards.... learning in the process as well. This way you can "morph" a tecchy Angstrom in a more friendly pdaXTrom...

I don't know, I just wanted to be useful.

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post Dec 27 2007, 02:16 AM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 19 2007, 11:13 PM) *
Any news that can be shared, InSearchOf?


Yeah, tell us InSearchOf, what is going on behind the scenes!
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post Jan 13 2008, 01:27 AM
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BTW, pdaXrom could benefit from OE without having to join Angstrom. Sonkei did just that. It is possible to create an overlay in OE where you define anything what you want to do differently, but you still benefit from any changes in areas that you choose to share the base. If I am not mistaken, openmoko was the first project to make use of this overlay feature. Give it a try. pdaXrom would be back in business in no time.
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post Jan 23 2008, 04:47 AM
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any news there ?
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post Jan 23 2008, 11:11 AM
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Started back working on pdaXrom 3 days ago... the planned move didnt go a well as planned but it could still happen... but I'm going to continue chugging away at it...
I agree, just as much as everyone else, that all the devs need to get together and get on the same page (including myself) to keep this distro running strong.... please feel free to PM me with anything questions you may have

Sorry for the delay uneventful delay...

Late

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post Jan 25 2008, 12:28 AM
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QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Jan 23 2008, 09:11 PM) *
Started back working on pdaXrom 3 days ago... the planned move didnt go a well as planned but it could still happen... but I'm going to continue chugging away at it...
I agree, just as much as everyone else, that all the devs need to get together and get on the same page (including myself) to keep this distro running strong.... please feel free to PM me with anything questions you may have

Sorry for the delay uneventful delay...

Late


Thanks for your effort. Can you share some of the new features with us please?
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post Jan 25 2008, 02:00 PM
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New features...

*Updated Kernel
*Updated Xfree
*Updated Cross-Compiler
*WM still on the fence...

Late

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post Jan 25 2008, 10:03 PM
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woot woot!
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post Jan 27 2008, 03:33 PM
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QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 25 2008, 09:03 PM) *
woot woot!

nice
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post Jan 30 2008, 11:52 PM
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As default wm, please conside openbox + feh + conky, since there are not gtk2 program, use less memory.
openbox is high configurable, easy to add keybind and a pipe menu to support zaurus' special function.
conky is also. Please enable double buffer extension, it seems like BuildDBE in def file. Enable DBE make conky display better.

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post Feb 26 2008, 10:26 AM
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QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Jan 25 2008, 04:00 PM) *
New features...

*Updated Kernel
*Updated Xfree
*Updated Cross-Compiler
*WM still on the fence...

Late

Sorry to be a pest but a month has passed and the natives are getting restless. We already lost GROG! to the Nokia horde and jpmatrix is slipping away with each passing day on eBay. Any more news on this.... biggrin.gif
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post Mar 12 2008, 04:25 PM
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Ok.... Keep in mind I'm not speaking for the rest of the pdaXrom devs. But will NOT have anytime for the next few months to even start working on pdaXrom. Currently I just moved into a new position at my job and they didnt backfill my position so I'm doing the work of 2 people and it sucks... So that is where I'm at currently in my life and pdaXrom doesnt fit to nicely in there...

So to Zaurus community, I would like to say sorry and I will be back soon, but hopefully the rest of the devs will back fill in my, hopefully short, absence

Late
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post Mar 13 2008, 07:05 AM
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QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Mar 12 2008, 05:25 PM) *
Ok.... Keep in mind I'm not speaking for the rest of the pdaXrom devs. But will NOT have anytime for the next few months to even start working on pdaXrom. Currently I just moved into a new position at my job and they didnt backfill my position so I'm doing the work of 2 people and it sucks... So that is where I'm at currently in my life and pdaXrom doesnt fit to nicely in there...

So to Zaurus community, I would like to say sorry and I will be back soon, but hopefully the rest of the devs will back fill in my, hopefully short, absence

Late


THANKS for the update, but sorry to hear about your job situation....

You come out here to Silicone Valley to work!....

wink.gif

Anyway, hope things get better soon!

Mark

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