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> Guylhem Distrib Update: Document Tab Bug Fixed !, new release getting closer
post Sep 1 2005, 12:21 AM
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I know a new release is overdue, but I want clean polished stuff :-) And the document tab bug was really annoying to me.

But after a long hacking night I could finally fix the most important bug preventing a new release : the document tab bug. That's what caused ipk installation problem and files not appearing in usual location.

It seems to be due to a bad sharp hack with the filesystem "cleaning" revealed. Basically, mount should update /etc/mtab when something is mounted.
Sharp mount does not (!). So they symlinked it to /proc/mounts (!)

Man mount will tell you this is not a good idea and it could cause bugs - well it did (!) Basically, the document tab is using libsl to read /etc/mtab ...

I don't even what to know how they worked around the problem *they* created in the sharp rom. It's ugly and deserves to die. Mtab also reports /dev/root instead of correctly reporting /dev/mtdblock2 - which also cause problems.

A fix in on the way. I will recompile the latest busybox and add mtab support. This will hopefully be enough. Else I will add a new standalone mount tool.

Thanks **A LOT** to whoever reported inserting cards was a workaround for the document tab bug. It helped me pinpoint the bug (along with some debugging :-)

Speaking of debugging; you will be happy to know a new zgcc will be made available for the SL6000. It uses /opt/zgcc and takes currently 8 Mb thanks to squashfs. So you can have it on your zaurus all the time!

I will just add perl file and a couple of other apps before releasing it. Yet recompiling on a standalone zaurus is just very cool. zgcc will certainly be released before the new nandbackup, but it should work like a charm on the previous one.

Now working on the last remaining keyboard bug! (so that *every* key over the keyboard can be remapped to applications - this is quite cool since I use a lot of apps at the same time and wanted to have the light key start an app, while a long press on the ( o ) key ("user key") turn on and off light. Same for power key, record key and other keys - long presses and short presses will have different functions (under work)

Fellow latin users (french, spanish...) will appreciate a reworked keyboard with easy access to accentuated chars. No need of additional applications or complicated setup - fn+shift+your key does it, in every application.

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post Sep 1 2005, 12:42 PM
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QUOTE(guylhem @ Aug 31 2005, 10:21 PM)
Now working on the last remaining keyboard bug! (so that *every* key over the keyboard can be remapped to applications - this is quite cool since I use a lot of

How about pulling all the 'not quite functional' features from the current release so your rom can be released?

I'm finding that the very fact that the Sharp ROM doesn't break is fast becoming my favorite thing about the ROM. While it doesn't have the bells/whistles, stability is really important to me.

It would be nice if your ROM could provide stability + added features ...

(It's been nice to be able to use all the Sharp stuff and things on killefiz)

My thinking is along the lines of if your rom provided everything that the Sharp ROM has plus even a tiny bit more, as long as it doesn't break, I think people would use it over the Sharp ROM.
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