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koan
post Feb 28 2009, 08:36 PM
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Hi

Zocalo is a lightweight web feed reader for the Sharp ROM. It is designed for the PDA form factor, i.e. make sensible use of a small screen, use keyboard or stylus to navigate everything, don't use a lot of memory or disk space. It can handle RSS, RSS RDF and Atom.

I have been testing Zocalo for a few months now and it seems stable. There are a few minor issues that I want to improve in future releases and I have a lot of ideas for features that I want to implement. I plan to port to the other Zaurus Linuxes.

Please find more details at the Zocalo web page.

This image is linked to a screenshot of the latest version on my website:
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xamindar
post Jul 20 2010, 04:43 PM
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A couple issues I am noticing in this version. First of all (and this is probably only me experiencing it) I can not launch Zocalo from the icon, nothing happens. I have to run it from the qkonsole application by typing "zocalo". I have checked the launcher icon and it is set to run "zocalo" as its command so I have no idea why it doesn't work. I have tried removing and reinstalling zocalo 1.7 with no change.

Second issue is that it will try to update all feeds on its own without me telling it to. I haven't narrowed it down to the cause yet but it seems to try to update all feeds on its own constantly once I have suspended my zaurus and unsuspended it again. It gets quite annoying when there is no internet connection and it keeps popping up telling me the hostname of a feed failed to resolve.

All in all the program is very stable and all feeds are working perfectly. Thanks!
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post Jul 21 2010, 02:19 AM
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Thanks for the report. Unfortunately, both these things are "works for me" issues.

QUOTE(xamindar @ Jul 21 2010, 10:43 AM) *
I can not launch Zocalo from the icon, nothing happens. I have to run it from the qkonsole application by typing "zocalo".


This must be something to do with the recent changes to get the main window to open before loading the data. Are you absolutely sure that the program does not start, did you check using ps or WhatsUpOnZ ?

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Second issue is that it will try to update all feeds on its own without me telling it to.


I will try more soak testing. I can think of a few things I could change that may be related but I need a series of actions to reliably reproduce this bug.
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post Jul 21 2010, 03:32 AM
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QUOTE(koan @ Jul 21 2010, 03:19 AM) *
. Are you absolutely sure that the program does not start, did you check using ps or WhatsUpOnZ ?
Absolutely. Every time I tap the icon there is a refresh of the screen as if it tried to open for a split second and then nothing. Not running either.

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I will try more soak testing. I can think of a few things I could change that may be related but I need a series of actions to reliably reproduce this bug.

I'll do some more testing to see if I can narrow down the cause and how to reproduce.



Edit: Oh yeah, and I forgot. It will not launch at all in portrate mode, not even from the console. I get the following in the console if I try to run it in portrate mode:
CODE
bash-2.05$ zocalo
QLinuxFbScreen::connect() disp spec Transformed:Rot270:Vga:0 != server di
sp spec Transformed:Rot0:Vga:0
Transformed driver cannot connect
Aborted
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koan   Zocalo Web Feed Reader (sharp Rom)   Feb 28 2009, 08:36 PM
speculatrix   woo, looks very smart, am impressed! am inter...   Mar 27 2009, 03:58 PM
koan   I have just uploaded a new version of Zocalo, vers...   Mar 29 2009, 06:10 PM
MaBo   Hi, Thanks for zocalo. This is at the moment my fa...   May 7 2009, 01:17 AM
matthis   Wooh, nice to see new & good software for the ...   May 7 2009, 06:48 AM
koan   QUOTE(MaBo @ May 7 2009, 06:17 PM) Hi, Th...   May 7 2009, 07:47 PM
MaBo   HI, The reason for the images question, was that I...   May 28 2009, 07:42 AM
koan   Hi Zocalo 1.2 is now available. Screenshots at th...   Jan 21 2010, 01:40 PM
koan   Zocalo 1.3 is now available to download. The new ...   Mar 10 2010, 03:31 PM
koan   Zocalo 1.4 was released, see the above links for d...   Apr 10 2010, 02:00 AM
koan   Zocalo 1.5 is now available, see the links above f...   May 24 2010, 12:42 PM
xamindar   Thanks, I guess it is about time to check this pro...   May 24 2010, 09:47 PM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ May 25 2010, 03:47 PM) I...   May 25 2010, 04:14 AM
koan   You can get a nice RSS feed from Google News 1. G...   May 28 2010, 01:24 PM
xamindar   Thanks again for this rss reader. It has replaced ...   Jun 13 2010, 02:27 PM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 14 2010, 08:27 AM) T...   Jun 14 2010, 11:53 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jun 14 2010, 12:53 PM) I...   Jun 19 2010, 11:17 PM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 20 2010, 05:17 PM) T...   Jun 20 2010, 12:24 PM
xamindar   Ok, thanks for that explanation. I should have pai...   Jun 20 2010, 11:42 PM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 21 2010, 05:42 PM) i...   Jun 21 2010, 12:38 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jun 21 2010, 01:38 AM) Searc...   Jun 21 2010, 02:56 AM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jun 21 2010, 08:56 PM) W...   Jun 21 2010, 11:54 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jun 21 2010, 12:54 PM) No, I...   Jun 21 2010, 11:04 PM
koan   Zocalo 1.6 is now available. This should address ...   Jul 2 2010, 01:46 PM
xamindar   Thanks for the update. It seemed to be working bet...   Jul 3 2010, 12:24 AM
koan   It looks like your article store is corrupted. By...   Jul 3 2010, 02:06 AM
koan   Version 1.7 is now available. xamindar pointed ou...   Jul 12 2010, 01:47 PM
xamindar   A couple issues I am noticing in this version. Fir...   Jul 20 2010, 04:43 PM
koan   Thanks for the report. Unfortunately, both these t...   Jul 21 2010, 02:19 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jul 21 2010, 03:19 AM) . Are...   Jul 21 2010, 03:32 AM
koan   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jul 21 2010, 09:32 PM) E...   Jul 21 2010, 12:32 PM
xamindar   QUOTE(koan @ Jul 21 2010, 01:32 PM) Try c...   Jul 21 2010, 01:59 PM
Frederic Bergeron   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jul 21 2010, 08:32 PM) A...   Jul 21 2010, 09:36 PM
koan   It won't run from the icon in portrait mode fo...   Jul 22 2010, 10:04 AM
xamindar   I could never get version 1.7 to work properly. I ...   Jul 25 2010, 01:58 AM
xamindar   QUOTE(xamindar @ Jul 25 2010, 02:58 AM) I...   Jul 26 2010, 04:44 PM
jcabrer   This looks like a missing configuration file, or m...   Jul 26 2010, 04:18 PM
koan   Just a quick note to say that I haven't stoppe...   Aug 8 2010, 02:56 PM
koan   Finally, I am pleased to announce version 1.8 is n...   Sep 1 2010, 11:50 AM
xamindar   Great! Thank you! It seems to work great n...   Sep 1 2010, 01:12 PM
koan   Thanks, I can confirm that "OK" doesn...   Sep 1 2010, 01:35 PM
koan   Update: Zocalo 1.8.1 with OK button fix, tested on...   Sep 2 2010, 11:37 AM
MaBo   Woow!! It works great with the OK and Canc...   Sep 3 2010, 02:45 AM
jakfish   Many thanks for an intriguing application. I...   Sep 13 2010, 06:14 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 14 2010, 12:14 AM) co...   Sep 13 2010, 09:24 AM
jakfish   Thank you for your fast reply. I'm looking fo...   Sep 13 2010, 09:28 AM
koan   Zocalo 1.9 is now available. The main enhancement...   Sep 19 2010, 10:26 AM
jakfish   Success, success. SL-C1000 installs Zocalo 1.9 wi...   Sep 20 2010, 05:15 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 20 2010, 11:15 PM) On...   Sep 20 2010, 11:16 AM
jakfish   I think Mobireader is a much more basic program an...   Sep 20 2010, 06:34 PM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 21 2010, 12:34 PM) I ...   Sep 21 2010, 12:34 AM
jakfish   It's a dilemma, I think, with a lot of RSS Rea...   Sep 21 2010, 06:49 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 22 2010, 12:49 AM) It...   Sep 22 2010, 12:56 AM
xamindar   I think Zacolo is fine with the functionality it c...   Sep 22 2010, 01:33 AM
jakfish   I agree completely: Zocalo is a wondrous app, maki...   Sep 22 2010, 04:55 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 22 2010, 10:55 PM) I...   Sep 22 2010, 11:50 AM
jakfish   Re: GPRS--I've yet to figure out bluetooth (I ...   Sep 22 2010, 12:11 PM
jakfish   Hi, koan, I'd love to make a backup of my rss...   Sep 26 2010, 05:50 PM
koan   At the moment there is no convenient way to create...   Sep 27 2010, 07:58 AM
jakfish   This is a big help; thank you. I have about 20 fe...   Sep 27 2010, 12:42 PM
xamindar   QUOTE(jakfish @ Sep 27 2010, 01:42 PM) in...   Sep 28 2010, 02:13 AM
jakfish   That's a terrible story. And if your stuff is...   Sep 28 2010, 05:41 AM
jakfish   Hi, koan, Just a follow-up to our discussion abou...   Oct 23 2010, 06:03 PM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Oct 24 2010, 12:03 PM) Ju...   Oct 24 2010, 12:39 AM
jakfish   Thanks again for another fast response. Helvetica...   Oct 24 2010, 05:54 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Oct 24 2010, 11:54 PM) In...   Oct 24 2010, 01:50 PM
jakfish   I guess since I use arial in all my documents, I l...   Oct 25 2010, 04:36 AM
koan   QUOTE(jakfish @ Oct 25 2010, 10:36 PM) I...   Oct 25 2010, 07:19 AM
jakfish   Let me know what I can test. Jake   Oct 25 2010, 07:26 AM
koan   Hi Guys, Zocalo 2.0 is available. I was planning ...   Dec 18 2010, 01:46 AM
jakfish   An excellent, excellent update. All is well w/ th...   Dec 19 2010, 11:26 AM
koan   Thanks. I can't take any credit for any speed ...   Dec 19 2010, 11:47 AM
koan   Zocalo 2.1 has been uploaded to my website. New f...   Nov 15 2013, 04:04 PM
koan   Zocalo 2.2 is now available. There is a new optio...   Feb 6 2014, 12:09 PM


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