I realize that I'm asking a REALLY big question here, but I also want to make sure I don't end up doing a lot of work for nothing.
From what I've seen, pdaXrom is using some pretty old software - glibc 2.2, XFree86, gcc 3.6, etc. These are all pretty fundamental subsystems, so I can't just compile a new version and drop it in. This is causing me trouble because some of the software I'm trying to port over (especially CWiid) rely on features only available in the newer versions.
What I seem to be drifting towards now is developing yet another Zaurus ROM, with everything compiled natively (I am very patient). Thanks to u-boot, this is actually quite doable, the only thing holding me up so far is making a kernel that can boot properly (almost there!). The thing is, I'd rather NOT start a project altogether seperate from pdaXrom, because I'm going to have to borrow a lot of code from pdaXrom to make it work, and because I have a bit of loyalty
So, my specific questions are:
-Is the pdaXrom team even thinking about updating glibc, switching to xorg, and building with gcc 4.1/EABI yet?
-Is anyone else interested in a more bleeding-edge, pdaXrom-like distro?
-If I manage something useable, will it be possible to merge it back in to pdaXrom somewhat? (I'd be in charge of keeping it compatible, of course.)
(For those of you who missed the memo, EABI is totally awesome.)