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speculatrix
Is there any chance of some volunteers looking over my attempts at starting a manual for Angstrom

http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/AngstromManual

I'd like to note that the Angstrom wiki is much better than the old OZ one, much more responsive!

If you don't feel like adding to it, feel free to post comments here and I will add them... as well as corrections, any ideas for sections and features welcomed.

At the moment I'm trying to achieve a broad brush to get some structure in place before adding *too* much technical detail; quite often there are external resources much better than anything I'd write, and what I'm trying to do is to capture what makes Angstrom different from generic linuxes.
koen
That wiki does seem to forget that the zauri are only a small portion of the machines angstrom supports.

see http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/AngstromManual?action=info
speculatrix
QUOTE(koen @ May 10 2007, 10:08 PM)
That wiki does seem to forget that the zauri are only a small portion of the machines angstrom supports.

see http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/AngstromManual?action=info
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I only know about zauruses

great question... the rule is that the person who asks the question gets to fix the documentation, remember?

I look forward to your additions & corrections!!!

tongue.gif
koen
QUOTE(speculatrix @ May 11 2007, 07:49 AM)
QUOTE(koen @ May 10 2007, 10:08 PM)
That wiki does seem to forget that the zauri are only a small portion of the machines angstrom supports.

see http://linuxtogo.org/gowiki/AngstromManual?action=info
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I only know about zauruses

great question... the rule is that the person who asks the question gets to fix the documentation, remember?

I look forward to your additions & corrections!!!

tongue.gif
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I didn't ask a question, I stated a fact. And if you would have actually looked that the link I posted.....
speculatrix
QUOTE(koen @ May 11 2007, 09:21 AM)
I didn't ask a question, I stated a fact.


a mere technicality. biggrin.gif

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And if you would have actually looked that the link I posted.....
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I did... it didn't provide any non-zaurus info to be added.

BTW I did follow suggestions by other A'n person to remove some off-topic stuff about bluetooth and the z in particular.
Antikx
QUOTE(koen @ May 10 2007, 03:08 PM)
That wiki does seem to forget that the zauri are only a small portion of the machines angstrom supports.
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For those that are interested in the list:
Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 (Collie)
Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 (Poodle)
Sharp Zaurus SL-6000 (Tosa)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C7x0 (Corgi, Boxer, Husky, Shepherd)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000 (Akita)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C3xxx (Spitz, Borzoi, Terrier)
iPAQ h2200
iPAQ h4000
iPAQ hx4700
iPAQ h5000
Nokia 770 internet tablet
HTC universal/ iMate jasjar
Motorola A780
Psion Teklogix NetBook Pro

Do you know how the testing on the HTC is going, koen?
koen
QUOTE(Antikx @ May 11 2007, 02:21 PM)
QUOTE(koen @ May 10 2007, 03:08 PM)
That wiki does seem to forget that the zauri are only a small portion of the machines angstrom supports.
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For those that are interested in the list:
Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 (Collie)
Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 (Poodle)
Sharp Zaurus SL-6000 (Tosa)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C7x0 (Corgi, Boxer, Husky, Shepherd)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000 (Akita)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C3xxx (Spitz, Borzoi, Terrier)
iPAQ h2200
iPAQ h4000
iPAQ hx4700
iPAQ h5000
Nokia 770 internet tablet
HTC universal/ iMate jasjar
Motorola A780
Psion Teklogix NetBook Pro

Do you know how the testing on the HTC is going, koen?
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That missing (from the top of my head):

* ep9xx devboards (armv4t)
* i.mx21 devboard (armv5te)
* i.mx31 devboard (armv6)
* Genesi Efika (ppc604e)
* Progear webpad (i686)
* siemens simpad (armv4)
* gateworks avila (armv5teb)
* linksys nslu2 (armv5teb)
* ipaq h3600 (armv4)
* ipaq h3900 (armv5te)
* FIC neo1973 (armv4t)
* omap5912 OSK

and probably some more smile.gif
koen
QUOTE(Antikx @ May 11 2007, 02:21 PM)
Do you know how the testing on the HTC is going, koen?
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I always call the HTC hackers 'The knights who say NIH', so I won't expect anything soon, since they are hell-bent on reinventing the wheel over and over again.
hakujin
QUOTE(Antikx @ May 11 2007, 06:21 AM) *
QUOTE(koen @ May 10 2007, 03:08 PM)
That wiki does seem to forget that the zauri are only a small portion of the machines angstrom supports.
*

For those that are interested in the list:
Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 (Collie)
Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 (Poodle)
Sharp Zaurus SL-6000 (Tosa)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C7x0 (Corgi, Boxer, Husky, Shepherd)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000 (Akita)
Sharp Zaurus SL-C3xxx (Spitz, Borzoi, Terrier)
iPAQ h2200
iPAQ h4000
iPAQ hx4700
iPAQ h5000
Nokia 770 internet tablet
HTC universal/ iMate jasjar
Motorola A780
Psion Teklogix NetBook Pro

Do you know how the testing on the HTC is going, koen?


I don't think you can say that Angstrom supports th hx4700. Yeah it installs and runs but half the programs don't work (package manager crashes all the time and takes panel buttons with it). As far as I can tell there is no way to install root to CF or SD, and you can't install apps to either (no ipkg-link). There is no documentation about it in the wiki or the manual and from what I read trying to docs from other ipaqs is likely to lead to trouble. If you even suggest posting a work around to the wiki you get blasted cuz you didn't know ( not documented anywhere ) that the fix you came up with has been banned by the developers. All in all this distro on the ipaq is not ready for users. Alpha testers maybe but definitely not users.
speculatrix
*bump*

a lot of work has been done on the manual, so do please consider taking the time to read it and then consider whether you're more willing to give Angstrom a try... and consider join the user's mailing list and also perhaps contributing to the wiki?
AeroSigma
Thanks, it is very helpful. (I happen to have a SL-6000, BTW) I appreciate how easy it's been to get usb0 running from the guide (and I needed the RNDIS driver.)

One thing that I would like to see (and I'd add it myself, but I don't yet know) is what the "relevant packages" to install GPE from a console image are.

-AeroSigma
xjqian
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 30 2008, 04:31 PM) *
a lot of work has been done on the manual, so do please consider taking the time to read it and then consider whether you're more willing to give Angstrom a try... and consider join the user's mailing list and also perhaps contributing to the wiki?

Great work. Since Paul will be gone for a while. There is only a handful of knowledge people that can provide in-depth answer.

btw. I strongly feel a Zaurus interest subgroup under Angstrom is a good idea.
xjqian
QUOTE(AeroSigma @ Jun 18 2008, 06:53 PM) *
One thing that I would like to see (and I'd add it myself, but I don't yet know) is what the "relevant packages" to install GPE from a console image are.

Please refer to Angstrom Manual section 6.3 Installing GPE onto Console Image

AeroSigma
I see it. Although it says "install the relevant packages" in the image section, there's a list of that conversion at the very bottom of the manual. Thanks.
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