around Christmas last year I rewarded myself with a SL-6000L.
But apart using this great device for offline-reading of some news-webpages (with a custom-built wget-script) I found no time to tweak it much.
But since Sharp seems not to provide Software-support or updates any more, I think about a change to a more up-to-date ROM.
I run Gentoo-Linux on my Desktop-PC and _love_ "portage" with it's "emerge"-process: automatic download of all the source-code and all it's dependencies and then compiling it optimized for my machine is just great.
Is there something like this available for the SL-6000L? (Ok, compiling programs with it's 450 MHz might be rather time consuming...)
I heard of a ARM-tree of Debian. The GNU-License and it's free availability of a vast amount of programs is very apealing - but how much effort does it take? Does it run out of the box?
How did Open-Zaurus work out (about two years ago I had it shortly on my SL-5500G but after sync-problems with my Windows-Desktop at this time made me switch back to the Sharp-ROM at this time)? How is the availability of programs?
Are the other open-source ROMs to consider? What are their respecitve pros and cons?
I would like to do:
- a graphical user interface (Qt, X, OPIE?)
- surf the Internet (i.e. read web-pages "offline")
- listen to music (XMMS like on my Gentoo-Linux-Desktop?)
- syncronise/date-transfer - if possible vie USB-Cradle/-Thin-Cable
- maybe watch movies (XINE like on my Desktop? - even if I don't have a clue yet how to get the movies from my DVDs on my Zaurus with the appropriate resolution and codec...)
- maybe programming and testing of Perl-code (including Database-queries)
A lot of questions, which I would like you to help me find a starting point. Is there for example something else to consider?
Thanks in advance