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jrsjkd
Title says it all.
Which ROM do you use and WHY do you use it over the other?

--this is not a why should I use A vs B ..but rather what do you like most about the version you use.
padishah_emperor
I am slowly making the transition to pdaXrom, because if you look at a C series, it looks like a tiny laptop. So I want to use it as such, a small UNIX laptop, full X windows, development tools and all the other delights like GIMP. I like it because it feels like a Linux laptop.

Although I still really like Cacko QT ROM too, I am still testing whether Maslovsky's ROM and X/Qt is faster for my needs. Unfair question, it's all good, and I want to run it all!
offroadgeek
I'm finding now that I have active projects at work, I've had to stick with the cacko qt rom. We use Outlook/Win2k at work, so the seamless syncing between the Z and Outlook is nice throughout the busy day. It's really no fuss. I'm finding that I'm using my 760 more and more as a pda at work, and as a mini laptop while away from work (ebook reading, ssh into servers, email, web browsing, etc.)

Though I fear with the pdaxrom development continuing at it's current pace, soon the differences in syncing and other basic pda tasks will be less between the two roms, which will make the decision even harder.
amrein
I use both. At present, I play more with pdaXrom because it is new and because it transforms my PDA into a full 400mhz mini laptop.
Applications are as fast as on Cacko and some are more powerful because they come from Desktop Linux. I was surprised to see that my wireless D-Link card could be so easily configured.

If I have time, I will perhaps try to build a Qtopia Tab like extention for Matchbox.
Foxdie
I've voted in that poll but I hardly think it's fair, there are so many other Sharp Cxx0 ROM's to take a look at. There should have at least been an "other.." option in the poll tongue.gif
lardman
Er, where's OZ?
cortez
pdaXrom has a lot of potential. If only I had the time to install and configure it for everyday use... In my case, this means installation of a full-featured PIM application (KO/PI is perfect, but I need an addressbook too), a webbrowser and a few addictive games. I wasn't able to setup my wireless connection last time I tried pdaXrom, but that would also be essential for the ocassional browsing and emailing. If only I could manage to setup a full-blown development environment, including a Java AND pascal (yes pascal) compiler. That would make my choice easier.... but for now, I keep using QT.
raybert
Am I the only one using tkcROM? (2.5.1)
treke
QUOTE
Er, where's OZ?

I use it smile.gif As for why? I used it on my ipaq before buying the Zaurus and was happy with it. Figured i'd stick with what works.
gern
QUOTE
Am I the only one using tkcROM? (2.5.1)

You're not the only one. I am using it, too.

-peter (=
jrsjkd
hmmm.........

sorry guys, i shoulda included the other roms....wasnt thinking :S

Maybe we should create the ultimate ROM poll.

--cxxx.......
cacko qt
pdaX
OZ
TKC
sharp
?????

--5600
OZ
TKC
sharp
????

--5500
OZ
TKC
sharp
????

what am i missing?
padishah_emperor
QUOTE
Am I the only one using tkcROM? (2.5.1)


I gave it a try, I used it on my 5500, but on my 860 it is bare of all applications, the only apps I can find are old 5500 apps and that felt like a downgrade. Pretty ROM though, if Maslovsky's ROM had the 'ooooh factor' of the tkcROM and a X server, it would be the ultimate ROM.

Plus I get the feeling tkcROM is not really being actively worked on, just a feeling though...
Stubear
Dual booting Sharp Standard Qtopia rom with pdX and Cacko 1.21 from SD.

tkcRom was great, but now that proto's feed has evaporated there is no way to get the apps you need. So I've taken some icons etc from there and from the Cacko rom and mixing them with some other stuff kicking around to make the rom I want/need.

May try to make a Cacko-J version for those people that need/want Japanese support.

Stu
lardman
There are still more ROMs, there was a wiki put up somewhere which listed all known ROMs. If someone can remember the url then I'd use that. There will be quite a few though, I don't know how many options the software here can take.

Si
ScottYelich
reference the rom list link from zaurus.spy.org

I use cacko qt on 700, pdaxrom on the 760 and oz 3.3.6-pre1 on 5600.

Scott
ps: currently
fu-ga-zi
Cacko-QT, pdaXrom, and TKC Rom all have their Pro's and Con's. When I'm fed up with all the bits and pieces that son't work as I would like to have them I install one of the others, and so cycle through them. IMHO proto's ROM has the best GUI looks.

Is OZ 3.3.6 really worth looking at in respect of OE coming as replacement at some point? I tried OZ once but it looked very unstable...

Peter
Just switched back from pdaXrom 1.0.5 to Cacko 1.2.1, as I had prblems with switching it on,
lardman
QUOTE
Is OZ 3.3.6 really worth looking at in respect of OE coming as replacement at some point? I tried OZ once but it looked very unstable...


OE is quite simply a build system, a set of scripts. As such it replaces the old buildroot system (also a set of scripts, etc.) but is still used to build OZ and its apps.

I run with OZ, it seems quite stable to me.


Simon
padishah_emperor
I too had problems with OZ on my old 5500, seemed very unstable, lots of things felt broken or unfinished and I had unpredictable performance. I liked the aqua-kinda-theme but icons were mis-aligned in the tabs, a black line persisted on the bottom of my screen which vexed me. For day-to-day use it wasn't for me, but I did like the themes.

proto appears to have vanished there are no Cxxx apps to reload back on after installing tkcROM, but it did look nice. Maslovsky should incorporate the gui scheme (and X).

As the Cacko team seems committed to pdaXrom, the QT ROM should be clearly separated with a new name and it's own website etc. Maybe "Uncle Maslovsky's QT ROM" ;-)

The poll having two choices is probably indicative of the fact that for many there really is only two choices for a working stable platform, aside from the Sharp ROM.

IMHO, YMMV.
;-)
LadyBug
I'm using the Cacko ROM. Even if running pdaX might get my system
look more like my Linux laptop, I need the PDA PIM functionality (esp.
calendar). Lack of a good calendar is a showstopper for me.
lardman
QUOTE
The poll having two choices is probably indicative of the fact that for many there really is only two choices for a working stable platform, aside from the Sharp ROM.


From my admittedly limited experience, having run OZ and pdaXrom on my c750, OZ is at least as stable as pdaXrom. If by stability you are actually talking about usability, I'd hazard a guess that OZ actually has more useable apps than pdaXrom (not to knock pdaXrom, rather to put the statement into context). I don't think what you are saying is true.

Regards,


Simon
amrein
I read somewhere that the wall GPE project from Familiar can now be built with OE buildsystem.
If my memory is good, I also remember about something like: 'Familiar will be released using OE build system'.
If so, my dream to see a common effort on PDA will become true. OE/Familiar will become the dreamed Linux OS for all PDA and embedded system (with Opie/Qtopia and X11) and playing with Debian dependencies will terminate the work. Where should I sign? smile.gif

LazyBug, ready for PIM on a X11 rom?
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