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6 Mar 2009
first of all, thanks a lot for the great Zubuntu distro. What I need just works™ ;-).

This is the first time I am trying to compile something on my Zaurus, which I actually acquired some time ago mainly in order to port my own software to ARM based platform and to play with it. I have a rather small project written in C++ heavily using Boost libraries and packaged with autotools chain. No problem under Zubuntu, configure worked perfectly, even a devel distro build (after I downloaded and compiled libtool2 which went as a breeze - well, pure C). Now the poor gadget is fighting with my code already since 3 hours and still it did not finish crunching the first(!) cpp file. When I check it with g++ -E ..., I can see that the piece after expanding all the macros has 60k+ lines in C++. Well, there are bigger still to come...

What can I do to speed up the compilation process? How do you guys compile large C++ codebases? Overclocking doesn't seem to be an option, so with this speed of progress, if I am lucky, I will probably wait about a week until my smallish program (it has about 5k physical source lines of code) compiles and links.

Is there perhaps some quick and dirty manual for cross-compiling for ARM (in particular Zubuntu 1.0)?

Thanks for any advice,

25 Jun 2008
Hello Cortez,
will we see this: http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS4429818312.html running on Zaurus? As I understand it, the core technology is done. What is left to do so that we can see some of those nice screenshots in real? I am definitely interested in that GUI they have. It seems to be the step in the right direction as I think the GUI is the essence of PDA...

Thanks for an update,

9 Nov 2007
On my search for improvements of GUI experience on Zaurus, I recently got interested in Sugar interface of OLPC: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Sugar. It's build around OpenHand matchbox we know from Angstrom, or pdaXrom. I would like to hear if anybody tried to play with it extensively. As far as the user interface is concerned, in the end what is good for kids should be good for adults as well ;-). And an intuitive and practical interface is what a small PDA/laptop like device definitely needs. Would it be difficult to compile it for Z?
30 Oct 2007
I wanted to install pdaxii13v2 and Meanie's page links to http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/feed/beta3/pd...a1_armv5tel.ipk . But this link is broken. However instead version 4.4.0, the version 5.5.0 from http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/feed/beta3/pd...a1_armv5tel.ipk. But on Akita it leaves only 15MB on NAND free...

19 Oct 2007
On my way through different distros I try to experiment with Angstrom. But once again, I bumped into the Orinoco vs. Hostap drivers issue. Does anyone have a clue about how to solve it on Angstrom?

Obvious attempt to get rid of orinoco drivers completely, I tried "ikpkg remove kernel-modules-orinoco". It fails with an error that kernel-modules depends on this one, and I do not have guts to remove such a package smile.gif

I also found several remarks about which files to edit and where, but such files do not exist at all, or the config in FAQ is obviously broken:
  • manual says I should edit wpa_config and put there "/etc/pcmcia/rf010804.hex" entry, but such a file does not exist in the newest test build
  • /etc/pcmcia nor other obvious /etc/ directories include seemingly useful config files...
I am stuck...

My card is D-Link DCF 660W.

Thanks for any comment.

As I read on this forum that Angstrom developers are quite sensitive on where users ask for help I feel a need to apologize in advance so that I do not get some flame wink.gif:
1.- Sorry for posting to probably a wrong thread.
2.- Sorry for not posting this to angstrom-users list, but I searched it and found nothing useful. Just an entry in a bug tracker, but no advice on how to get around it...
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