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Meyer
post Jan 11 2011, 07:26 PM
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ZAURUS LOVERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

After an absence of more than one year, I hereby return to active OESF membership.

The gift of an only slightly used SL-C1000 and postponement of a smart phone purchase have renewed my interest in fiddling with my Z, and I am delighted to find OESF still alive.

As my first feat of renewed Z-wizardry, I finally got Developer Image version 1.6 running on my new Z, a trick which eluded me for years of previous trying.

I may try brushing-up the ELSI entries for some of my favorite packages. Too many are fading into the deep aether. Must keep the embers glowing as long as a few Zs survive unbricked.

Be seeing you.
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koan
post Jan 12 2011, 07:06 AM
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Welcome back!

Any hint as to which packages you are thinking of updating ?

ELSI is a bit of an unloved child at the moment, too many ghost projects with dead links. What is really needed is someone to go through and tidy it up. Also an infusion of new software would help, as well as newer ports.

I don't know what this developer image is but please tell us more.
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Meyer
post Jan 12 2011, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE(koan @ Jan 12 2011, 07:06 AM) *
Welcome back!

Thank you. smile.gif

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Any hint as to which packages you are thinking of updating ?

ELSI is a bit of an unloved child at the moment, too many ghost projects with dead links.


Amen on the state of ELSI. However, it's still the biggest collection of Z software I know of, and I hope it stays available as long as there's any working Zs. For the time being, I want to update entries and find safe homes for link-rotted packages for the software I use (the following is a just list of packages I've put on my new SL-C1000; they do not all necessarily need work on their ELSI entries):
  • diffutils
  • dev-img
  • emacs
  • justreader
  • keyhelper
  • libcrypt
  • libgc6
  • libssl
  • nkf
  • openssh
  • qpe-embeddedkonsole
  • rsync
  • squashfs
  • sudo
  • w3m

One problem is I don't yet have a cross-compiler set up, so until I do I won't be able to update any of the package binaries. However, I think it will still be useful to update repository links, improve some of the installation scripts, and register packages not already in ELSI.

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I don't know what this developer image is but please tell us more.

It's a compressed file system (squashfs) with gcc, libraries, and other tools for building programs natively on the Z. It's similar to Jeffrey Fox's zgcc package, though the collection of libraries and tools is a bit larger than zgcc's (zgcc is better documented, though).

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post Jan 13 2011, 12:06 PM
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Welcome back smile.gif

Have fun with your Zauri!
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post Jan 18 2011, 07:33 PM
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Welcome back.

I still use my Z and my ZaurusFeed is still up. 263+ packages and more, many of which cannot be found anywhere else online.

http://quickening.zapto.org/ZaurusFeed/
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Meyer
post Jan 18 2011, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE(quickening @ Jan 18 2011, 07:33 PM) *


That is a great collection of packages. Thanks for making them available.
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sdjf
post Oct 9 2011, 07:58 AM
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Here is another great Zaurus feed, I remembered it while working on updating my Zaurus pages

http://ossh.com/zaurus/feed/

Meyer, if you posted a list of hard to find Zaurus apps, those of us having those could get copies to you or knowing where they can be found could tell you.

sdjf
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post Oct 9 2011, 08:22 AM
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Sorry if this is a dumb question:

How do you know which Zaurus generation and which OS/Rom (Cacko, PdaXRom, etc.) a given IPK is compatible with?
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post Oct 9 2011, 09:21 AM
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QUOTE(Omicron @ Oct 9 2011, 08:22 AM) *
Sorry if this is a dumb question:

How do you know which Zaurus generation and which OS/Rom (Cacko, PdaXRom, etc.) a given IPK is compatible with?


It is not a dumb question, it is a hard one! I used to know and do not recall exactly. I think I put discussion about that in my IPK installation guide, the section on VERIFY FORMATS has good information in it.

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/ipks/install.html
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post Oct 9 2011, 09:33 AM
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Also, sharp/cacko roms are just ipk, pdaxrom say armv5tel.ipk at the end.

I do have a lot of other tricks on that installation guide I posted above, suggestions for making sure you have the right ones.

Also there is a command that checks to see if you have all the right dependencies, the right libraries, http://elsix.org purports to feed you links to the OS you say you have, I am not sure how good that facility is.

But you can also run the ldd command to see if you have all the dependencies:

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/commands/ldd.html

If there are missing libraries, it will tell you, and then you check the feeds or even better just stick the library name into google and see what sites come up.

Any file I link to from my site says in the writeup if it works on the early Sharo ROMs I run, but I don't have pages about all that many apps, just ones I was inspired to write about.

sdjf
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