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Sharp ROMs / Watapon ROM
« on: November 05, 2007, 02:58:29 pm »
Bringing this back up from the dead...
All my Watapon stuff is back online (images, feed, themes, and misc other stuff)  @

I will try to keep it up for as long as is reasonable, if I have forgotten about it again and its unavailable please send me an email dreadlocks _at_ gmail _dot_ com

its been known for a while but I am going ahead and announcing the END OF LIFE for Watapon.. Without any development in the last several years I think it is safe to say there will be no future development into this project.

Best compliment I have gotten in a while, Watapon is the Ubuntu for Zaurus.. that was our goal at the time and it makes me happy to hear it..

Ive had alot of fun on this project and I want to thank everyone, epically Chaos for making this niche rom such a success.. its a testament to the OSS community. I still have my 5600 sitting on the shelf in the closet.. I used it as a usb wifi router for a while before retiring it.. I just didnt have much use for it when I was done with school.. I have moved on, I now work for Jabber and have a plate load of projects that time does not permit for. What I learned working on this has been carried on in many other projects.. from embedded routers and carputers to commercial plug in appliances.

The Zaurus will always be a big part of me, it was a revolutionary device that allowed me to work in extraordinary ways.. This little device made getting my degree a snap, and when I bricked my 5000D in the middle of a semester I realized how much I relied on it for absolutely everything.. I carried no book bag, pen, paper, or pencil to class.. I had my Zaurus and my IR keyboard in my pocket and that was all I ever needed.. Taking notes, recording lectures, watching daily show while standing in line for hours for basketball ticket, hell I even met a cute cheer leader who wanted my notes; I was completely lost without my Z..  I sold belongings to buy a 5600 that I still have, I glided through the rest of my classes with everything I would need in my pocket and my head..  

Thank you and Take Care Zaurus Community.
Ryan Hunt

Sharp ROMs / Watapon ROM
« on: August 21, 2005, 05:20:51 pm »
Just got a 5600 and still using 1.32 from Sharp.  Want to try Watapon, but has anybody out there had any success using IR?  Need it for synching with my phone and for my keyboard.  What about hostap?  Need to use WPA-PSK.  Thanks in advance!

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keyboards work fine with Watapon, it seems the file transfer is broken.. hostap still needs work tho

Sharp ROMs / Watapon ROM
« on: July 11, 2005, 03:29:54 am »
I to think opie would be better than qtopia for the next major version of watapon, as always I am more than happy to contribute to package and distribute a full repository of software.

as for the current version, it is the most stable and rich rom for the 5600 in my opinion.. I dont think it should be abandoned but in its current state its nearly perfect.. if we could get irda working and maby the pim's into ipk's then it would be a great finished rom and wouldent really need any further development..

Sharp ROMs / Watapon ROM
« on: May 25, 2005, 05:20:26 pm »
I got that version of jeode off the ZUG site, its distributed by Sharp for the 3.10 ROM and works flawlessly on watapon.

I think we should only add apps that enhance the basic features for everyone, stuff like nano, bzip2, opiesh, jeode should be kept on a feed (they are on mine btw) and installed by those who specifically use them..

programs that would better watapon being installed by default are:
brightness applet
maby kino2 and mplayer, proably not

im trying to get my feed moved to the watapon project elsix, if I can get it before the release I think it would be good to have it as a default feed in watapon

Sharp ROMs / Can Anyone Sync Anything?
« on: May 12, 2005, 02:29:50 pm »
I dont use windows but this is what you will need.. only took me 2 seconds to find it on google

and hell, he even mentions watapon on his page

Sharp ROMs / Which Ipkg To Use?
« on: May 11, 2005, 04:04:03 am »
ya, OZ progs are not nessicarly compatible with watapon, there package format specifically is not compatible.. if that the only problem with the package its trivial to repack it to a sharp compatable ipk (as I have already done with many packages in my feed)

I am willing to work on packages people NEED and add them to my feed, if you have any specific needs for software from the OZ feed I will try to repack it.. if a repack dosent work then it will need to be recompiled specifically for watapon, which I am currently not taking requests for as that queue is already full..

it would be trivial for me to create a script to repack the entire OZ feed into sharp compatable IPK's but this would take up too much space/bandwidth and be chock full of broken software.. Im not porting the entire OZ feed, that would be too much to maintain..

Sharp ROMs / Which Ipkg To Use?
« on: May 11, 2005, 02:39:58 am »
what ipk's are you having trouble with?
If it does not give me too much trouble I will be happy to repack it and add it to the watapon feed.


Sharp ROMs / Watapon ROM
« on: May 11, 2005, 02:35:34 am »
see for the scripts I use.

ya I had problems with zethereal as well, and I think chaos tried to get it working as well and had the same issue..

it is definatly on my to-do list, semester is almost over (last final on monday) then I should be able to find the time to get the following packages for watapon: zethereal, hostap, wellenreiter

you need a version of opie-reader compiled aginst libpng 1.2.5, I dont have time right now but once I get my development environment working I should be able to compile it for watapon.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / Record
« on: May 10, 2005, 07:26:27 pm »

Sharp ROMs / Watapon ROM
« on: May 10, 2005, 03:14:19 pm »
the ' is going to throw it off, any characters that are used by the shell for various reasons are going to need to need a \ infront of..

if your ssid is "bob'splace" then try entering this "bob\'splace"

if you go to console you will note if you type:
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$ echo bob'spl'ace

it dosent echo the '

however if you type:
Code: [Select]
$ echo bob\'spl\'ace
it does echo the '

just added a qtrdesktop repack to my feed, havent tested it out.. let me know if it needs any libraries..


Sharp ROMs / Watapon ROM
« on: April 28, 2005, 07:11:10 pm »
yes that is my feed and its working fine for me.. im trying to get it hosted at elsix but have not heard back

Sharp ROMs / Watapon ROM
« on: April 27, 2005, 04:14:03 pm »
just got internet back at my house, i'll take a look at it this weekend and try to have it fixed for ya

Software / Playing Shine Encoded Mp3 Files
« on: April 26, 2005, 04:10:11 pm »
sounds great is relative, im not having the problem suruaz is having.
well in my lectures the professor wears a microphone and I sit under one of the celing mounted speakers using the built in mic on my 5600, comparing the quality of the sharp voice recorder to the shine encoded mp3 I can tell no obvious diffrences, besides the fact I can record several hours of lectures using shine.. now If I was trying to sample a direct input or mebe with a better mic I might expect shine would sound far from "great", but for my very specific uses it performs admirably..

Sharp ROMs / Stop Suspending With Tkcplayer
« on: April 25, 2005, 04:53:11 pm »
you could try this script I wrote off the top of my head..
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qcop QPE/System 'setScreenSaverIntervals(int,int,int)' 0 0 0
qcop QPE/System 'setScreenSaverIntervals(int,int,int)' -1 -1 -1

General Discussion / Audio And Video On Zaurus
« on: April 25, 2005, 04:25:08 pm »
what happens when you play a mp3 file with mplayer?

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