This is not a proper feature request or similar, I simply point out impressions from me and my colleagues (who never tried before pdaxrom) after some months using pdaxrom on a SL-6000
First of all I have to emphasize the astonishing capabilities of this environment... A pocket pc user simply can't imagine what is possible to do with Z and pdaxrom. But I avoid now to mention the specific peculiarities, all people on this forum know these distinctive features.
I know that 6000 users are a minority group but maybe some considerations could be useful also for clamshell users.
Our humble impressions are summarized:
Actually pdaXrom is the most advanced system among all the rom available for Zaurus but it is not the most comfortable for daily "PDA-like" use. Calendar, addressbook, notes, voice recorder, etc are available but not so smart like on other systems/ROM. I'd like to resume very quickly the PDA, having these applications promptly available with their core features working well and in a simple way. For example from this point of view Sharp ROM is cool, it's easy to use, syncing, and with all basic features working well (alarm, writing, notes, etc). Also OZ is cool except some problems never solved.
I don't have much time to search a difficult-to-find solution for comon problem, it would be great to have them available after flashing and have more common documentation.
Please tell me what you think are the best solutions to this problems or if they are just solved but not available, on the nail, in a just flashed Z.
BTW I write now a list of wishes/opinions from the point of view of new users coming to pdaXrom with Matchbox (thanks to my colleagues for trying and commenting a new flashed pdaxrom).
My colleagues said:
-Resuming/suspending is slow!!!
-Missing good calendar/contact/etc apps. kdepim, ka/pi, ko/pi, have many problems, easy-syncing, alarms, time-to-load, too much "big" for the Z's LCD etc
-On 6000 all applications are "thinked" in landscape mode. Windows go out of border, resizing, maximize and moving windows is slow and heavy. (Xfce is better from this point of view)
-Never found a simple solutions to right click. I'd like simple "press&hold" the stylus but it doesn't work. Applet, keymapping and other things seems uncomfortable.
-Missing a smart file browser
-Never found a simple solutions to mapping all the keys on the 6000. the functions keys, the REC keys, rotate/lighting key etc. The standard mapping like in Sharp ROM would be great, with the FN key working correctly
-The software keyboard is not cool as the pop-up one of opie.
-Many settings tools and applet doesn't work properly (wireless, suspend etc)
-Sending/receiving file through IR fails when I tried with my 6000 (works with sharp rom)
-Bluetooth GUI tools would be great
-After rotating it wold be useful to have the arrow keys to also rotate, to scroll down a web page I have to press"left" (down in portrait)
I would like this post to help users and developers to build a stable and working system which could bring many other Z user to flash pdaXrom....
And, finally, many thanks to pdaXrom developers.
It could be a good solution to have donating system also related to feature requests...