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User Request for Applications / Educational Titles - Looking For Input
« on: September 28, 2006, 10:16:18 am »
I'm looking for any suggestions on some simple kids titles that I should either port or write.  I've not done anything too graphically intensive.  

I've got a one year old son who plays with my SL-5500, while I use my 860c.  Here's what I'm thinking of so far:
- A basic interface that would be full screen and would allow the volume to be changed with keys.  The cancel key would not close the menu app (he likes to push that key most, it seems) but there would be some way to close it.
- A very basic image matching game similar to some of what is in gcompris.  He could push the screen with his finger.
- A simple paint program that would rotate through colors constantly.  Again finger driven.
- Some kind of graphical program which just made pretty pictures and responded to his finger commands in some way.  Maybe even display pictures of animals and say their names.

Thoughts before I get started?

5x00 General discussions / Pushing Sound Through The Speaker?
« on: March 14, 2006, 07:03:44 pm »
I seem to remember a distro that let you use the speaker that does keyclicks to play other sounds.  In particular I remember playing a movie on my 5500 that I could hear without headphones.

Anyone remember this?  Was it a kernel driver or something?


Qt/Qtopia / Changes To Compiler On 64bit System?
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:10:06 pm »
I'm having a problem compiling on my box.  I think I have found the source of my problem, but have got no idea about a solution.

I'm running FC3 on an amd 64bit cpu.  I installed the cross compilation rpms, the same as I did on my old 32bit cpu.  When I try to compile anything for x86 I get errors during assembly, such as:

"{standard input}: 35: Error: suffix or operands invalid for 'push'"

If I do a cross compilation to ARM everything works just fine.  Therefore my suspicion is that the problem is due to the change in my chipset, but I have no idea what kind of compiler options to change, or if I need to install updated binaries of some kind.

Any ideas?

Qt/Qtopia / Appropriate resizing of QT dialogs and such
« on: November 11, 2004, 06:56:40 am »
Hope this isn't too much of a newbie QT question...

On all my dialog boxes based on QDialog, QMessageBox or QWidget I have a fairly consistent problem with incorrect resizing of the windows.  Essentially if I design a window Designer which looks just fine, when I then compile and run the app with the window for an 860 some of the text or other objects are obscured.  Essentially the window is not resizing/expanding in response to different size fonts, etc.

Of course if I resize the window in Designer to fit well to the 860, then it looks way too big on a 5500.  What am I missing to make the whole window automatically resize as needed?

I use vertica and horizontal layouts extensively.  I have also tried extra calls to resize() and have reimplemented it to handle some specific requirements.

Qt/Qtopia / Getting around QNetworkProtocol
« on: October 17, 2004, 03:48:03 pm »
I've been looking through some of the missing components from QT which were supposedly removed due to size.  It seems like the most important ones relate to transformation functions, dialogs and network protocols.  

The dialogs seems easy enough to deal with: qinputdialog.h just needs a few small changes and it will compile just fine. As for transformations I've just used replacement functions I've found elsewhere or written myself.  

The networking protocols are a bit more tricky.  The lack of qurloperator and qnetworkprotocol.h is a bit of a loss and I don't think they would be easy to port back in.  Besides rewriting what I need or doing the trick that lets you compile, have any of the more experienced programmers developed any workarounds?

I've checked out the code to zaurss and I have no idea how Nokubi got it to compile.  As for some of the other applications I've looked at they tend to only do the minimum networking possible.

Qt/Qtopia / What IDE/environment are you using?
« on: September 22, 2004, 03:17:30 pm »
I'm sure this is a question that is asked repeatedly, but didn't see a post relating to it.

I've been using KDevelop 3 and QT Designer 3 for QT development, but there are several changes needed to the .pro file for Kdevelop apps to compile under Qtopia, and Designer 3's output files don't appear to be compatible with the make process.

Is it any better doing development directly in an earlier version of designer?  Frankly I'm thinking about coding in vim under X and doing everything else from the commandline.

I was wondering if anyone has any tips for making any of the IDE's work better as well?


Qt/Qtopia / Detecting screen resolution
« on: September 19, 2004, 04:37:29 am »
I'm writing a qtopia app which I would like to have a different graphical template depending on if it is running on my 5500 or 860.  Since I'm using images I will need to scale the images up by a factor if they are on the 860.

Anyone know the options for detecting the resolution (so I can then set a scale factor) from qpeapplication?  

I have looked at doing it from my main qwidget (with width() and height()) but I tend to not get the right info at the beginning of the app anyway.

I would also like to use a different layout if it is landscape versus portrait.  For this I will probably just compare the width and height.  If anyone has other suggestions please let me know.

Cxx0 Hardware / CE-RH1 earphone remote control
« on: August 19, 2004, 02:51:58 pm »
I saw the CE-RH1 remote and was wondering if anyone has purchased one?  Worth recommending?

Sharp ROMs / Cacko - Java working?
« on: March 15, 2004, 04:54:30 pm »
First off, thanks guys for the Cacko rom.  I\'ve been using it for a few weeks now and am really impressed.

One problem is that java isn\'t working for me.  Specifically I get errors referring to cvm.  I\'ve tried a symlink evm to cvm but I still can\'t get it to work.

Has anyone else had similar experiences with the new cacko rom?

Cxx0 General discussions / Making addressbook sort properly
« on: March 01, 2004, 02:04:32 am »
Has anyone else noticed that the jump tabs in AddressBook don\'t work right, or is it just me?

And all my entries are not sorted correctly.

Has anyone got this to work?  I saw a web page about converting addressbook, but could not identify any lines which suggest they fix the sorting.


Pittsburgh / Rom Comparisons
« on: August 31, 2003, 05:44:55 pm »
I saw Taim ask about ROMs in the other post to the Pittsburgh ZUG.  Just thought I might be able to shed some light with my experiences.

The major ROMs to consider are OpenZaurus, Sharp, TKC, Cacko/Crow.  

I love the OpenZaurus rom.  It has some sweet features (such as the battery monitor actually being accurate, good configuration options, etc).  I normally use it with the 64-0 configuration, in which you don\'t have a ramdisk, and instead can make it so your filesystem is spread between Flash and SD card.  The biggest problem though is that such a configuration is quite slow, and OZ is very unstable when it comes to different CF cards.  It tends to freeze for thirty seconds or more when I try to swap cards, or turn it on with some cards.  For that reason I really don\'t use it anymore, although things like Kismet and Wellenreiter seem to work better on it.

The Sharp rom is, well, standard.  So there isn\'t much to say about it.

The Cacko/Crow roms have some real potential, but I have had problems installing them.  

My favorite rom right now is the TKC rom.  I\'d really suggest it if you aren\'t on OZ.  It is very stable, has some nice features such as a very good looking interface and preinstallation of SubApplet.  I think it will continue to be extended as well, as they appear to be supporting the person who originally did the mod for them.

I\'d be curious to know if anyone else in the Pittsburgh ZUG have tried other roms and what they think...

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