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25 Mar 2006
please continue to topic: http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=18471

25 Mar 2006
please continue to topic: http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=18471

25 Mar 2006
Dear all,

I've been quite early with buying a zaurus 6000 which was a few years ago. I used it a bit in all that time but since the releases up to 3.5.4 it was not suitable for serious use. The reason as many know is that there are too many things which need to be fixed and workarounds to be applied. So i'd be spending more time on working around bugs then really feeling that i can rely on the 6000 when really using it as it was meant to be.

The hardware is excellent, just the software needs to be stable. I just tried release 3.5.4 and i must say i'm impressed, it's alot better and more stable. Yet there're still are several issue's which are IMPORTANT to be fixed. I'm an unix/linux person, with time i can probably fix a few things myself but i don't have the time for this.

In the past i already donated like 400 $ to speed up a bit the support for the 6000 and making it more stable. I've thought hard, get rid of the zaurus and buy some mininotebook which is still bigger than any zaurus or support ppl who can seriously get things fixed...so i'm going to support some one or more to do the following:

- release 3.5.4 must turn into a stable release, reliable and working at least for the 6000 , this means 3.5.4 must be so stable that ppl can fall back on it when future releases are buggy or for any reason not usable in a serious environment.

- In this topic i will gather what needs to be fixed, who is willing to fix it, when the fix is ready and the amount of $ for that persons bother.

- I invite owners of the 6000 and using/willing to use the 3.5.4 release to report what is NOT working, please provide DETAILS and DOUBLE CHECK before you report it.

Please keep in mind that i will select which fixes are important to fix and those that can wait since like most ppl here i don't have unlimited resources to pay for them all.
This brings me to another issue, if there are ppl who want to contribute in $ then this is welcomed ! The more we can financially support the person(s) who are going to fix issues and turn 3.5.4 in a solid stable release the better ! Please contact me either by email or through this board if you want to contribute and what kind of fix you need.
Ofcourse you're free to do it any other way, but this is my topic and place where i'd like things to be done with deadlines.

I've waited now a few years, but it's about time to get the full power of the 6000 going !

########## CURRENT ISSUES ###########

Remember, this is for the 6000 but fixes might apply also to others.


1. alarm doesn't work when unit is suspended (this is in GPE image)

2. wifi goes crazy when unit is suspended and then unsuspended (many posts about this) (gpe and opie)

3. selection color in gpe is too dark, this was also reported by some one.

More bugs exist and are reported to the bugtrackers, when some one picks up this challenge all the other bugs will be reviewed and shown here.


### UPDATE 27-03-06 ###

Beside the current work on the current release, i'd like to support also the 2.6 project.

I decided to reward the person who is first to release a stable and fully working 2.6 kernel + GPE image for the 6000 models the amount of 500 $

I would like this to happen within months, not years.

I hope other 6000 owners might jump in and also add extra $ to sponsor this. I will note them in this topic and the amount they want to add on top of the 500 $

Also i decided that the GPE-Image + kernel in this topic are my high priority. Opie doesn't matter for me anymore.

### UPDATE 29-03-06 ###

Thanks to nevarrie (+100 $) the reward for a fully working oz/gpe+2.6 kernel is now: 600 $

### UPDATE 31-03-06 ###

Thanks to jgardia (+200 $) the reward for a fully working oz/gpe+2.6 kernel is now: 800 $

Other help:

xjqian: offer his 6000W to any one who is going to take up this challenge to use it for testing and working out the details. (can miss it for up to 6 months)

### UPDATE 05-04-06 ###

Thanks to undrwater (+100$) the reward for a fully working oz/gpe+2.6 kernel is now: 900 $
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