Would you like a "debian rom" ie something similar to pdaxrom but using the libraries and packages compiled by debian-arm?
Is this a good idea or a chrooted debian is good enough?
Is this a totally ridiculous idea, zaurus are not up to the task?
Problems I see with a debian rom:
*kernel will not be the one from debian but this doesn't seem to be a problem as users of chrooted seems happy
* how to handle of the different volumes?
ipkg creates links for the packages installed on the cards/user partition and thus it is fairly to choose where to put what.
apt-get doesn't do this something like this, thus choosing where the package should go is perhaps impossible.
(Perhaps one base-system on the internal flash, unionfs for sd/cf card)
* size of the packages
- are debian package stripped? maybe we want something to automatically strip the packages this is not a big problem.
- do we want full packages with full documentation?
- would it be possible to automatically discard the documentation?
* as it will probably take more disk space, a memory card might be an absolute requirement to run anything interesting.
* pdaxrom has an optimized x server with some acceleration
It would be relatively easy to recompile the xserver of pdaxrom for debian I think
but then how will the debian dependency react to this or is it easy to create our own x debian packages that will replace the one from debian?
* power button, light rotation etc..this is probably the trickiest and most time-consuming part though sashz allready have solutions
for most of these problems it will be necessary to find the patches, recompile etc..
*not softfloat optimization, but does it really make a difference?
The immediate benefit would be the thousands of packages readily available.