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axeTail
post Feb 28 2008, 05:48 AM
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Hi Guys,

I found this http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/distros.html

Who is working on this and when will it be available?


"The Next Generation Zaurus distro - Linux 2.6 and EABI

There currently is a lot of work being done on creating newer and better distros for the Zaurus based on the 2.6 kernel. Work on pdaXrom is still ongoing and has progressed to version r198. It still is full of annoying bugs. OpenZaurus is no more. It has been abandoned in favour of its successor, Angstrom. There has been some progress made in Angstrom which is also based on the latest 2.6 kernel as well as EABI. It is currently still in an unstable state. Debian has also been revamped and the new version is also using EABI and 2.6 kernel. There is no Debian installer for armel build for Zaurus yet, but it is possible to boot Debian for the Zaurus using a combo of bootloaders and custom 2.6 kernels. The future for a 2.6 kernel based distro on the Zaurus seems to be either with derivatives of Angstrom or Debian which are build using OpenEmbedded. Binaries compiled for each should be binary compatible, but library dependencies will be an issue.

pdaXng will be the next generation of pdaXii13 but build on top of a stable 2.6 kernel and updated libraries. It will retain the look and feel of pdaXrom but not be based on the pdaXrom code base and definately not use uboot."
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urkden
post Feb 28 2008, 06:07 AM
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It's a great pleasure to see that Meanie hasn't stopped his work. This is exactly what I`ve been dreaming longgg time.

Can't wait to install it.
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post Feb 28 2008, 09:31 AM
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....and Meanie gets it exactly right again:) (and has the skills to implement his analysis)
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post Feb 28 2008, 02:52 PM
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...just the day i'm selling my zaurus huh.gif

anyway don't forget you can yet "play" with debian on your zaurus, with kernel 2.6.24, and it is to me very usable smile.gif
(just lacking a real web browser with java but it is a matter of time)

then once Meanie release his NG (Star Trek style!), it should be only a matter of untaring a new rootfs!
unhopefully i won't see it ... unless my ebay auction doesn't complete smile.gif
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post Feb 28 2008, 04:53 PM
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I'm checking out Meanie's updated page now. This one is linked to the above one, (at the very bottom)
http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/pdaxiing.html

This looks very interesting. smile.gif
I'm just wondering where Meanie has been lately? I haven't seen him on this forum since last year. (2007)

Just curious,
Jon
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post Feb 28 2008, 08:11 PM
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Cool! Something to play with later. Hey jp, if your Z does sell, and you get the bug, let me know. I have an extra Z I could let go fairly cheap. wink.gif I've currently stopped playing with the Z in favor of my new iPhone. rolleyes.gif My wife buys me the coolest toys. She and our room mate both got the new (to ATT anyway) palm centro's. They got them so they could use the Readerware software on them and she hasn't really used it at all yet. Though she's using the hell out of every thing else. Which is cool. I've been watching the Android Zaurus page pretty closely too. I've got the older version running on the 3100. Pretty neat, but not real usable yet. Have Meanie's pdax on the 3200. I think once Android is up and running on real phones it might give the iPhone a run, but by then we should have 3rd party apps without hacking. The iPhone and my apple tv are really the only things in the house I haven't taken apart or hacked yet! Though the apple tv might. Haven't decided yet. I might throw a larger drive in it.
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post Feb 29 2008, 02:58 AM
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QUOTE(BarryW @ Feb 29 2008, 05:11 AM) *
Hey jp, if your Z does sell, and you get the bug, let me know. I have an extra Z I could let go fairly cheap. wink.gif


well il depends on how i'll like my new machine wink.gif i'm still waiting for it tongue.gif
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post Mar 2 2008, 11:20 AM
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QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Feb 29 2008, 12:58 PM) *
QUOTE(BarryW @ Feb 29 2008, 05:11 AM) *
Hey jp, if your Z does sell, and you get the bug, let me know. I have an extra Z I could let go fairly cheap. wink.gif


well il depends on how i'll like my new machine wink.gif i'm still waiting for it tongue.gif


What can I do to help Meanie with this release?
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BarryW
post Mar 2 2008, 01:40 PM
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QUOTE(axeTail @ Mar 2 2008, 10:20 AM) *
QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Feb 29 2008, 12:58 PM) *
QUOTE(BarryW @ Feb 29 2008, 05:11 AM) *
Hey jp, if your Z does sell, and you get the bug, let me know. I have an extra Z I could let go fairly cheap. wink.gif


well il depends on how i'll like my new machine wink.gif i'm still waiting for it tongue.gif


What can I do to help Meanie with this release?



Send him money so he doesn't have to have a real day job! That's a joke, but probably not far from the truth.... wink.gif
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post Mar 3 2008, 12:50 AM
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Hi

any chance for installing NG or debian on c860 with sf / cf card ... I'm heavely wating for a usable distro on my Z ... pdaXrom still stopped, waiting for something internal???

What about angstroem distro ... how stable it is for Z ? any new compilations after 12-2007? I've seen some image for my small simpad SL-4 ... but not able to install ...

THX for all your work ...
Martin
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post Mar 10 2008, 08:57 PM
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I need a stable kernel 2.6 and support zaurus' special functions, like speedstep, etc.
And a native compile.
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post Mar 11 2008, 06:12 PM
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and .. Qt 4?

Zaurus is dead.

I do like my new iPhone, though.

Scott

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post Mar 11 2008, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE(ScottYelich @ Mar 11 2008, 09:12 PM) *
I do like my new iPhone, though.

I think there are a LOT of people here who would disagree...

My Zaurus still boots, runs apps, and isn't locked down, FWIW. I fail to see how it constitutes as "dead."
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post Mar 11 2008, 07:12 PM
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Don't need QT4 at all. Why would you think so? Of course, it will be compiled for the Z. How is the OSS software on that i-phone?
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post Mar 12 2008, 05:51 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ Mar 11 2008, 06:12 PM) *
Don't need QT4 at all. Why would you think so? Of course, it will be compiled for the Z. How is the OSS software on that i-phone?



I like my iPhone too. Probably the best phone I've ever owned. Still like my Z, even though at the moment it's just an expensive paper weight. Freaking debian.....
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