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Adilson
Hi.

This is my first post here. First of all, let me say I'm impressed by pdaXrom. It seens to be a very nice piece of work.
Let me explain my problem. I'm working on a digital inclusion project with will use a arm cpu, probably PXA270. As a development board for the prototipe, I'll use the phyCORE/PXA270. The idea is to create a desktop-like set of applications including gaim, abiword and gnumeric so pdaXrom fits like a glove but I'll have to make it run on this board.
I'm quite new on arm, despite quite experienced in embedded development. Is anyone there that used this board or could me give some tips about the problems I might find on this porting?

Thanks a lot!
pgas
You might want to check the pdaxrom-builder documentation (pdaxrom-builder and the entries below in the menu on the left)

http://www.pdaxrom.org/index.php?showid=2&menuid=1

There is an entry about adding a new http://www.pdaxrom.org/index.php?showid=55&menuid=1.
Hrw
You can also try OpenEmbedded which will give you more packages then pdaX and contain more lowlevel stuff usefull during prototype development.
rpurdie
QUOTE(Hrw @ Jan 3 2006, 11:47 AM)
You can also try OpenEmbedded which will give you more packages then pdaX and contain more lowlevel stuff usefull during prototype development.
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I'd like to second the vote for using Openembedded. OE is built specifically to generate images customised to machines and has a much more diverse range of packages than pdaX http://www.openembedded.org/.
Adilson
QUOTE(rpurdie @ Jan 3 2006, 10:34 AM)
I'd like to second the vote for using Openembedded. OE is built specifically to generate images customised to machines and has a much more diverse range of packages than pdaX http://www.openembedded.org/.
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Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.
Da_Blitz
The first step is to port linux to the device, once that is done then IMHO getting pdaXrom should be a no brainer as there is really no implemntation dependent parts apart from a framebuffer storage and ram. you will probelly have to tweak the init scripts and do a bit of initrd trickery (if that depends on the board) but once that is done it should be fine

that said im no pdaXrom devloper so there may be somthing i have missed but as far as i can see everything really depends on the kernel to make it platform independent

here are some links to hardware that i could find, these links represent what i would call the best of whats avalible in the xscale range, basically lots of ram and flash and standard io (eg pci slots)
http://www.compulab.co.il/armcore-gx.htm
http://www.embeddedplanet.com/products/ep80219.asp
http://www.gumstix.com/spexwaysmalls.html
http://www.prolificx.com/products.htm
http://www.dulseelectronics.com/products/prod_seb3.html
http://www.riscstation.co.uk/html/products.html
http://www.cjemicros.co.uk/micros/products...nix/index.shtml
http://www.advantagesix.co.uk/products.html
http://www.simtec.co.uk/products/systems.html
http://www.applieddata.net/products.asp


and my favirote at the moment
http://www.teamasa.com/npwr_dp.shtml
Adilson
QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Jan 6 2006, 01:24 AM)
The first step is to port linux to the device, once that is done then IMHO getting pdaXrom should be a no brainer as there is really no implemntation dependent parts apart from a framebuffer storage and ram..
[snip]

Hi

Thanks a lot for the advice and links. Actually, there's a crude linux port for it already, including X, so I think I won't have many problems.
I'm a little worried because this is the first time I do this kind of stuff with ARM.

[]s and again, thanks.
sashz
QUOTE(Adilson @ Jan 5 2006, 07:59 PM)
QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Jan 6 2006, 01:24 AM)
The first step is to port linux to the device, once that is done then IMHO getting pdaXrom should be a no brainer as there is really no implemntation dependent parts apart from a framebuffer storage and ram..
[snip]

Hi

Thanks a lot for the advice and links. Actually, there's a crude linux port for it already, including X, so I think I won't have many problems.
I'm a little worried because this is the first time I do this kind of stuff with ARM.

[]s and again, thanks.
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where is kernel sources? I can add this target in pdaXrom builder if you give me kernel sources wink.gif
Adilson
QUOTE(sashz @ Jan 6 2006, 10:41 AM)
where is kernel sources? I can add this target in pdaXrom builder if you give me kernel sources wink.gif
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I don't have it with me right now but I'll put this in my website this weekend and let you know ASAP.

Thanks.

Adilson.
sashz
thanks! i will happy add new target in our build system! smile.gif
Adilson
QUOTE(sashz @ Jan 6 2006, 01:22 PM)
thanks! i will happy add new target in our build system! smile.gif
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I just sent a PM about this.

Thanks a lot! smile.gif

Adilson.
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