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Hi,

our host provider has fixed the issue with the filesystem being read-only, now both attachments and avatar uploads should be working again. Thanks for your patience!

Varti

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Site Suggestions, Requests, and Updates / Elsix account now again active!
« on: October 14, 2020, 12:28:17 pm »
Hi,

[for anyone wondering what is Elsix: it was a site which catalogued all the software available for the old Sharp Zaurus models. It was available on www.elsix.org]

Finally some good news about Elsix: after many years of inactivity, the folks at ibiblio have activated the account again. It turns out that the account was disabled some years ago and all the files were put under root's account, probably because it was insecure and unmantained. I have now been able to login there, but the site still didn't load, probably because all the php scripts must be updated in order to run under the server's PHP 7. I'm not sure how secure is the whole site, considering it was written 15 years ago, so for now I have decided to make a backup of all the files (roughly 2GB of data) and a dump of the database. The database contains more than 30000 accounts, almost all of them are probably spambots.

I don't know if the info there would still be useful to anyone, or if anyone would like to add any info about Zaurus programs and games. On the other side it would be a pity to lose all this information. So, my plan is to install there a suitable and secure CMS, and to import all the data from the old site. Additionally it could also host mirrors of all the Zaurus feeds still online, and Zaurus-related pages recovered from archive.org. This file server will be also open for any software for the Gemini or Cosmo, of course.

Comments and suggestions are welcome, as always.

Varti

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[News via Planet PDAs on Facebook]

Such a nice offer, even cheaper than 1st Indiegogo offers.
Are you primed and ready? This year’s Amazin’ Planet Days offers are now LIVE!

For the next two days, we’re running our biggest ever savings at the Planet Store – including a rocket-sized 40% discount on both the Gemini PDA and Cosmo Communicator and 20% off all device accessories.
To get in on the action, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Head over to the official Planet Store: https://store.planetcom.co.uk/

Step 2: Select the device and/or accessories you want and enter the corresponding promo code at checkout
40% off all Planet devices – promo code: AMAZINPLANET
20% off all Planet accessories – promo code: PLANET20

Step 3: Enjoy the power of a pocket computer and get creating on the move!

But hurry – this exclusive offer is only available at the Planet Store during the Amazin’ Planet Days promotion.

Best wishes,
Planet Computers

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Site Suggestions, Requests, and Updates / Security certificate expired
« on: September 30, 2020, 01:23:11 pm »
The security certificate used by the forum has expired today, we have reported this to our host, we're waiting now for a fix. Sorry for this inconvenience, we'll keep you posted.

Varti

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General Discussion / Text editor for Android?
« on: September 06, 2020, 09:52:50 am »
Can anybody recommend an adware and in-app buys free text editor for the Gemini/Cosmo for Android? It would be great if it supports copy and paste via Ctrl-C/V.

Thanks
Varti

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Site Suggestions, Requests, and Updates / Forum outage
« on: August 27, 2020, 03:46:54 pm »
Hi,

today we have experienced an outage which lasted a couple of hours, it was due to a problem with our host which has since been solved. Sorry for the inconvenience, now everything is back to normal.

Varti

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[News via Gemini Planet on FB]

A video with a speed test done on a Cosmo has been released on Youtube:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqK2NJjDAiU

The speed test website is here: https://www.livechat.com/typing-speed-test/#/

I have done a test myself on my Gemini and I have reached a speed of 45 WPM with a 97% accuracy.

Anybody else willing to take the test? :)

Varti


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Here's a list of all the Astro, Cosmo and Gemini-devoted chat rooms. Please let me know if there's any other chat room not listed here!
I'm the admin of the Matrix channel, and one of the two admins of the IRC one, so if you need any help, feel free to ask me.
Both the IRC and the Matrix channel are bridged, so all the messages sent in the IRC channel are visible in the Matrix one, and vice-versa.

IRC: #gemini-pda on chat.freenode.net . Web interface: https://webchat.freenode.net/

Matrix: #planetgemini:matrix.org . Web interface: https://app.element.io

Telegram: @GeminiPDA . Web interface: https://web.telegram.org

Discord: https://discord.gg/4VneYPr , #planet_computers_devices channel

Varti

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Here's a list of all the Astro, Cosmo and Gemini-devoted chat rooms. Please let me know if there's any other chat room not listed here!
I'm the admin of the Matrix channel, and one of the two admins of the IRC one, so if you need any help, feel free to ask me.
Both the IRC and the Matrix channel are bridged, so all the messages sent in the IRC channel are visible in the Matrix one, and vice-versa.

Discord:
Main Cosmo server: https://discord.gg/XAKh4U2
GPD devices server, has a #planet_computers_devices channel too: https://discord.gg/4VneYPr

Telegram: @GeminiPDA . Web interface: https://web.telegram.org

IRC: #gemini-pda on chat.freenode.net . Web interface: https://webchat.freenode.net/

Matrix: #planetgemini:matrix.org . Web interface: https://app.element.io

Varti

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Here's a list of all the Astro, Cosmo and Gemini-devoted chat rooms. Please let me know if there's any other chat room not listed here!
I'm the admin of the Matrix channel, and one of the two admins of the IRC one, so if you need any help, feel free to ask me.
Both the IRC and the Matrix channel are bridged, so all the messages sent in the IRC channel are visible in the Matrix one, and vice-versa.

Discord:
Main Cosmo server: https://discord.gg/XAKh4U2
GPD devices server, has a #planet_computers_devices channel too: https://discord.gg/4VneYPr

Telegram: @GeminiPDA . Web interface: https://web.telegram.org

IRC: #gemini-pda on chat.freenode.net . Web interface: https://webchat.freenode.net/

Matrix: #planetgemini:matrix.org . Web interface: https://app.element.io

Varti

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Here's the official repository of the Android kernel for the Cosmo:

https://github.com/dguidipc/cosmo-android-kernel

Though it seems to be not compilable since some files are missing from it. Here's an more updated repository which should be easier to compile:

https://github.com/deadman96385/android_kernel_planet_mt6771

The Cosmo Gemian Linux kernel has also an Android branch:

https://github.com/gemian/cosmo-linux-kernel-4.4
https://github.com/gemian/cosmo-linux-kernel-4.4/commits/android

And lastly, a guide on how to setup the compiler and to compile missing modules:

https://www.mygnu.de/2020/02/exfat-support-for-the-cosmo-communicator/

If anyone has more updated info on the matter feel free to share! Thanks to the guys on @GeminiPDA on Telegram for the above links.

Varti

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Hi,

I'm opening this thread to keep you informed about all the changes/new features on the forum. These are the latest changes:

- every board and sub-board has now its own RSS feed which can be now subscribed to individually by clicking on its RSS icon after the boards' name. I have also removed the global RSS feed link at the bottom of the main page which was hardly visible and useless anyway
- I have moved the Embedded Linux Hardware / Software Index board under the Archived Forums board and set it to read-only. The ELSI was a online directory of all the software published for the old Sharp Zaurus handhelds. It it now not reachable anymore since some time, we have a ticket opened to our host asking to get again access to that account, the board will be moved out of the Archive section once we will managed to set it up again
- I have added a favicon on the forum, though for some reason it fails to display under Firefox unless the favicon's URL is directly loaded in the address bar, under Chrome it seems to be loaded as expected

Varti

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General Discussion / Planet Computer's #MyPlanet competition
« on: July 26, 2020, 06:27:42 am »
Planet Computer has announced a new competition for all the followers of their Facebook page.

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https://www.facebook.com/planetcom/posts/1673740469446144

To win a Planet accessory, a comment on the above post must be added with a picture of a Gemini PDA or Cosmo Communicator in action and containing the #MyPlanet hashtag. The competition is valid between the 22nd and 29th of July 2020. The winner will be chosen on Friday 31st July 2020.

Terms and conditions: https://www.facebook.com/notes/planet-computers/ts-cs-for-myplanet-competition/1673738306113027/

Varti

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Planet Computers has posted a new update on their Indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cosmo-communicator#/updates/64

The latest Linux Debian firmware for Cosmo Communicator is now available!

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The latest Linux firmware has numerous bug fixes and supports the following new features:
* Phone Calls
* SMS support
* 4G Mobile data support using connman
* Open/Close power save support.
                   
To install Linux please follow this link
http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Linux_for_Cosmo

To order the latest Linux Media card following this link
https://store.planetcom.co.uk/collections/media-books

Please note that WiFi, phone calls and SMS should work straight away. To activate Mobile Data please follow this link
http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Cosmo_Linux_Mobile_Data

A big thank you to the Cosmo Communicator open source community for supporting Linux on Cosmo Communicator!

Best regards,
Team Cosmo

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[via Gemini Planet]

Mr. Mobile, which you might remember from his Gemini PDA review a couple of year ago (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4gqDjoI9XE), has posted a while ago a round-up video about all the keyboard phones which are available today: the Unihertz Titan, F(x)tec Pro1, Cosmo Communicator and the BlackBerry KEY2.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO2fY_XIXxI

Varti

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