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craigtyson
Realising this is a comunity effort so rather than having a winge that such and such app isnt available, I thought it might be an idea to see if we can get some people together to add to the zubuntu feeds.

I have no idea where to start but it sounds like some of the people in the forum do. So If anyone has some time to post up a howto then we might be able to get everything thats posible to package packaged and then we will all benefit.

I'm assuming we would need to either cross compile on a PC (gulp) or download source and compile on the Z (slow)

Comments / abuse / howto's welcome

C

(posted from my C1000 running ZUBUNTU rc1 and Dillo)

PS one of the things that makes UBUNTU so usable is not so much that its any better than any other distro, its more that there is user friendly documentation everywhere you look.
Capn_Fish
So are you talking about things that are in the Ubuntu repos, but not the Ubuntu-armel repos, or apps that Ubuntu doesn't have any packages for? The former is much easier to accomplish (eg, apt-get the_command_to_build_from_source_here and you're done).
craigtyson
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jun 7 2009, 04:29 PM) *
So are you talking about things that are in the Ubuntu repos, but not the Ubuntu-armel repos, or apps that Ubuntu doesn't have any packages for? The former is much easier to accomplish (eg, apt-get the_command_to_build_from_source_here and you're done).


Yup I was refering to packages available to i386 UBUNTU but not zubuntu

so for example mplayer

Capn_Fish
Well, for MPlayer, you should use the optimized pdaX/Angstrom versions, but for others, the command should be:

CODE
apt-get source --build PACKAGENAME


Or so I gather.
cortez
Maybe a new oncoming Zubuntu release could help you out, since mplayer is available in the Jaunty and Karmic repositories.
In general, from the Jaunty version up (almost) all packages that are available for your (i386) desktop should work on the zaurus as well.
Of course don't try to run something like Evolution... it won't be any fun wink.gif

For the more zaurus specific packages we could start a new repository of course.

Cheers,
cortez
Kirin
can't wait for the up coming release on Zubuntu, keep up the good work cortez!!!
craigtyson
Guys Thanks for the replies.

It does pose a couple more questions though.

1. To wait for the next release or not?

2. How to know what runs well on the Z?

3. How to know where to get other apps from other distros and how to get them onto ZUBUNTU?

Sounds like the horisons are opening up though. I'm happily working my way though synaptic, overjoyed at the number of packages available that make ubuntu real easy to use.

so far I'm running

Dillo - simple web browser thats quick and lite (DSL browser of old)
Claws-email
ePDFViewer - without gnome dependancies (xPDF didnt work)
SAMBA Client (though get error 20 when trying to mount my NAS box one thing to play with tonight)
WIFI Radar - Cool gui for WIFI configs (only accepts HEX passwords though but still cool)
fbReader - ebooks ebooks ebooks ebooks
mscoretruetype fonts ha-har my CV looks like it should on ABIWord now...

and have spend a night going through the games section. one thing I am running out of though is space on my SD. Anyone got an upper limit on card size? I've used 2GB cards in CACKO before but not tried lately. Whats the biggest anyone has managed to run rc1 off of?

While other distro's have obviously done very good work, I have never found a distro that had so many applications available in the feeds, not even CACKO / SHARP feeds had the availability of current software that UBUNTU has.

Cortez Many thanks for your hard work,

C
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