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Ferret-Simpson
Ok:

1. gomunicator still won't fricken work >.<

2. the supposed USB "Storage" mode resets back to Usb ethernet when I close the USB settings window.

3. No FileManager as standard (AT ALL!), or even the libraries to install it.

4. No INIT (What the. . ?)

5. No nice-and-easy Reboot button

6. No SD card Mount/Unmount applet.

7. Network setup applet doesn't recognise CF Serial Modem (installed on /dev/ttyS3)

8. No Cardctl

9. You can't select which side Panel Icons sit on.

10. Programs that are running don't show up on the taskbar

So nothing particularly terrible, apart from init, netsetup applet, unmounter and cardctl. . How come there's no init or cardctl? That's insane!

I miss my QT, and am trying to find the odds and ends to let me reflash, but it's got potential, even if it's currently useless to me. XD

The login manager is great, the sharp rom barely even has one after all.
The general desktop interface is an imporvement, although I sortof miss the tabs, especially the file browser tab.
Supports additional features that the sharp rom doesn't, even if none of them work on my PDA.

You wanna be a real geek? use GPE. I just can;t afford the time right now to fiddle.
koen
QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Mar 30 2006, 11:37 PM)
So nothing particularly terrible, apart from init, netsetup applet, unmounter and cardctl. .  How come there's no init or cardctl? That's insane!
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use 'su -' instead of 'su' to become root, or use the 'root terminal'. If you don't you won't have sbin in $PATH. You can 'ipkg install matchbox-applet-cards' to get an unmounter applet
grog
QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Mar 30 2006, 05:37 PM)
3. No FileManager as standard (AT ALL!), or even the libraries to install it.

Not installed in the default ROM, but installable & quite usable.

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5. No nice-and-easy Reboot button

6. No SD card Mount/Unmount applet.

Agreed

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7. Network setup applet doesn't recognise CF Serial Modem (installed on /dev/ttyS3)

mmm. Haven't had time to try mine. I'll have to take a look.

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8. No Cardctl

What about 'cardctl' in the Root Shell?

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9. You can't select which side Panel Icons sit on.

True

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10. Programs that are running don't show up on the taskbar

That's true as well. They're placed in the 'Active Tasks' folder. Just works differently. You get used to it smile.gif.

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The login manager is great, the sharp rom barely even has one after all.

Hear, Hear!!

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...I sortof miss the tabs, especially the file browser tab.

If that's the Doc Tab you're referring to, I say good riddance. Never worked for me.

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Supports additional features that the sharp rom doesn't, even if none of them work on my PDA.

You wanna be a real geek? use GPE. I just can;t afford the time right now to fiddle.
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koen
QUOTE(grog @ Mar 31 2006, 11:42 AM)
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5. No nice-and-easy Reboot button

6. No SD card Mount/Unmount applet.

Agreed


6. matchbox-applet-cards is a card umount applet
lardman
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10. Programs that are running don't show up on the taskbar


That's true as well. They're placed in the 'Active Tasks' folder. Just works differently. You get used to it smile.gif.


I'd be interested in an applet that shows the running tasks on the taskbar (though there's not much room in truth), or at least gives a list if you tap on something.

Fun little programming task for someone?


Si
pgas
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'd be interested in an applet that shows the running tasks on the taskbar (though there's not much room in truth), or at least gives a list if you tap on something.

Fun little programming task for someone?

porting could be enough:

http://mail.pdaxrom.org/1.1.0beta1/src/mb-...s-1.0.0.tar.bz2
koen
QUOTE(lardman @ Mar 31 2006, 12:23 PM)
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10. Programs that are running don't show up on the taskbar


That's true as well. They're placed in the 'Active Tasks' folder. Just works differently. You get used to it smile.gif.


I'd be interested in an applet that shows the running tasks on the taskbar (though there's not much room in truth), or at least gives a list if you tap on something.
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Try tapping in the window titlebar -> presto! a task list!
koen
QUOTE(pgas @ Mar 31 2006, 12:26 PM)
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'd be interested in an applet that shows the running tasks on the taskbar (though there's not much room in truth), or at least gives a list if you tap on something.

Fun little programming task for someone?

porting could be enough:

http://mail.pdaxrom.org/1.1.0beta1/src/mb-...s-1.0.0.tar.bz2
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Like this http://ewi546.ewi.utwente.nl/tmp/viewmtn/r...b94edd4a4008dfb ?
lardman
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Try tapping in the window titlebar -> presto! a task list!


Oops, forgot about that one.

Thanks koen,


Si
grog
QUOTE(koen @ Mar 31 2006, 06:21 AM)
QUOTE(grog @ Mar 31 2006, 11:42 AM)
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5. No nice-and-easy Reboot button
6. No SD card Mount/Unmount applet.

Agreed

6. matchbox-applet-cards is a card umount applet
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It's not in the feed. Should I request to have it added?
lardman
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It's not in the feed. Should I request to have it added?


Yes.


Si
obergix
QUOTE(koen @ Mar 31 2006, 02:21 PM)
QUOTE(grog @ Mar 31 2006, 11:42 AM)
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5. No nice-and-easy Reboot button

6. No SD card Mount/Unmount applet.

Agreed


6. matchbox-applet-cards is a card umount applet
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Seems to be available in .dev, but I cannot bitbake it in oz354x... Is it stable enough for inclusion in .oz354x ?

If yes... may be time to merge ?
jgardia
Is it possble to download an .ipk of mb-applet-cards? or at least the binary only? I really need it.

Thanks,

Jose

QUOTE(obergix @ Apr 1 2006, 09:51 PM)
QUOTE(koen @ Mar 31 2006, 02:21 PM)
QUOTE(grog @ Mar 31 2006, 11:42 AM)
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5. No nice-and-easy Reboot button

6. No SD card Mount/Unmount applet.

Agreed


6. matchbox-applet-cards is a card umount applet
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Seems to be available in .dev, but I cannot bitbake it in oz354x... Is it stable enough for inclusion in .oz354x ?

If yes... may be time to merge ?
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Hrw
tried "ipkg update;ipkg install matchbox-applet-cards"?

Read "3.5.4.x upgrades" thread from time to time.
microsoft/linux
Is anyone having things lock up on the 5500? I just updated from the 3.5.4RC/OPIE, and I like GPE better, but it keeps locking up. I've noticed it especially after using the rosetta trainer, and getting it all worked out. When I try to save the database, it locks up. Then I have to reset it, and I lose the database anyway. Suggestions?
EzerchE
i cant use package manager,
clean install, internet connection ok, when i click to update lists, its freezes. i update ipkg from terminal its ok, but when i enter to the package manager after ipkg update, its freezes again.
colm
I have a Collie 3.5.4 64-0 w 250MB gpe loop image on SD.

Firstly, FANTASTIC! love the way active tasks are being handled, especially the titlebar tap task switch - SO much better than panel icons, though would additionally suggest that the home button act like an alt-tab through running apps rather than just desktop/active.
Plus the desktop doesn't have the title click functionality (home, settings etc.) so obliged to use active tasks folder or press home button, not really a problem, but it feels like there are two modes for task switching when there needn't be.

Problems:
o If I don't login, the login freezes and I need to reset. don't know exactly how long, but looks like its failing to sleep or something.

o Can't use package manager, lists update fine, choose a package gpe-minibrowser for example, installing gpe-mini-browser window appears, then after about 1 minute,
I get Error - IPKG backend failure, cannot continue.
Have same problems with gpe-tetris, abiword, gnumeric, and anything else I try, same problem every time - any ideas? If I can't install software, it's effectively unusable :-( - {EDIT- Okay, just realised that #ipkg is fine from the command line, Cool!}

o Don't like the way that modal windows such as "gpe-package reading packages list..." stay on top of other apps when I switch, should only be app modal, not system modal.
juniks
QUOTE(EzerchE @ Apr 5 2006, 08:27 PM)
i cant use package manager,
clean install, internet connection ok, when i click to update lists, its freezes. i update ipkg from terminal its ok, but when i enter to the package manager after ipkg update, its freezes again.
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I'm having a similar problem, using an SL5600 PXA255, OZ 3.5.4, GPE -
When I launch package manager, it takes a fair amount of time to read the package list since I've updated the list. Once the list appears however, it is incredibly slow to scroll through the packages. At best I have been able to scroll down a few times, then package manager closes without error. I can duplicate this over and over, but never able to get to a point of even installing a package before the package manager closes.
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