QUOTE(speculatrix @ Feb 19 2008, 03:43 PM)
integrating qt4/qtopia4 might be worthwhile IF you could be sure that you could, say, replace most of the standard apps with new qt4 ones, and yet have sufficient compatibility to still run the original Sharp apps. If you lose sharp compat, you might as well simply install angstrom with qt4 or opie2!
I agree that replacing as many of the kernel modules as possible with ones backported from later 2.4 kernels if possible, but that would be a lot of work; I think Anton did that when he build cacko1.23. And of course updating all the misc patches like ssh, busybox etc would be important - remembering that it all has to be gcc2.95.x compatible for the kernel and glibs!
So, actually, how many Sharp apps are actually worth keeping? Is it simply that cacko is a well-rounded system with working control panels for network, bluetooth, speed, overclocking, dialup, etc? How far off that is pdaXrom, Angstrom, Debian or Poky and would it be more worthwhile to make these work?
For me the apps to keep are the hancom office apps, the sharp calendar if that is the only way to have a lightweight calendar which wakes up the Z and alarms consistently which kopi never did for me, netfront, opera 7.55, textmaker, tkc apps (zip, backup, FTP, mahjongg, lines, blocks, panels), and tree!explorer+. But that's just me.
If Maslovsky can integrate as well as he did under 1.23 then it would worth it. The only ROM/distro on my Zaurus that came anywhere near the functionality and usability in Cacko was pdaxii13 and even that wasn't as good as Cacko out of the box. I just don't have time anymore to mess around. I just need something that works with minimal fuss!