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Zaurus - pdaXrom / .NET for the Zaurus
« on: June 28, 2004, 07:37:21 pm »
Yes. these are definitely not pure .NET applications. With Java Sun did a push to encourage all developers to use 100% Java and this paid off in that most Java applications will work across JVM's. Microsoft have no such push and actively encourage mixing in unmanaged code in the application so very few applications will work.

The main advantage of having a .NET runtime on the Zaurus is being able to develop and write applications for the Zaurus that will also run on the desktop and vice versa. Until more of these applications are developed, and more developers stick to the portable .NET libraries, then not much software will run. Look for software developed with Mono and Portable .NET to run on Linux and you can reasonably expect them to work.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / .NET for the Zaurus
« on: June 27, 2004, 07:21:55 pm »
The most likely cause for this error is that the application you are trying to run is not a pure .NET application. It probably contains managed code that calls the Win32 API. This will not run on any non i386 platform. What was the application?

Portable.NET will only allow running applications written in 'pure' .NET. It's much like trying to run a Java program that has i386 native code in it on a JVM on the Zaurus. It won't work.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / .NET for the Zaurus
« on: June 23, 2004, 06:36:57 pm »
Yes, you should be able to run some WINCE.NET programs using it. Remember that Portable.NET is not complete yet but it is getting there.

There is Qt support available but I haven't compiled it. It can be obtained from:

Yes, this code should be able to be compiled for the standard ROM. I compiled it using 'with-x' to get the graphics support and System.Windows.Forms support. I don't think you'll get this with the standard ROM as they require X. You would be able to use QtSharp directly though.

I compiled everything natively on the Zaurus so as long as the 5600 can do this also then the code from the Portable.NET CVS should 'just work'. I needed to make no changes to the CVS code at all to get things to work.


Zaurus - pdaXrom / .NET for the Zaurus
« on: June 21, 2004, 05:52:18 pm »
I\'ve compiled Portable .NET for the Zaurus on pdaxrom which enables you to run some .NET programs, including GUI ones that use Windows Forms. For IPK\'s and information see:

The speed is not too bad! The development tools are included allowing you to compile C# and C .NET programs.


Some of the Qt apps seem faster because they are \'preloaded\' in RAM. That is, when you switch away or close them they are actually still running. If you use firefox a lot you can just leave it open all the time. I do this with KoPi for example. What I miss most compared to the original ROM is a good quality movie player and a contacts (ie. address book) manager.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / can someone make a zip file of feed
« on: June 17, 2004, 10:25:02 pm »
I used to use:  

  wget -A \"*.ipk,*.zip,Packages,*.gz\" -m

And seperately got


because sometimes it didn\'t get it with the first line. This used to only download the newer ipks. Since the \'download counting\' stuff was put in it gets everything.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / can someone make a zip file of feed
« on: June 17, 2004, 08:48:13 pm »
How do you use rsync to get the feed and unstable feeds? Do you have an example command line? The problem with wget is it downloads everything - I think due to the way you are counting downloads it is not getiting the correct timestamps.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / 2 basic getting started questions
« on: June 07, 2004, 08:04:04 pm »
Enter the Hex key in the settings application like:

AB:FC:23:22 etc

ie. hex digits seperated by \':\'

Yes, the path needs to be set. I believe JAVA_HOME isn\'t needed as long as the \'java\' executable is in the path. That\'s true for later JVM\'s anyway. The ldconfig warnings can be ignored. It\'s because of the way the tar in the IPK was generated, it replaced the symbolic links with actual copies of the files. This is ok. If you are worried about it you can rn those files and re-link them:

  ln -s /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/
  ln -s /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib/

This is exactly what I did, and then I packaged it up into an IPK and made it available as linked in piotr\'s message above.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / Gnokii v0.60 for pdaxrom
« on: May 03, 2004, 06:18:00 pm »
Yes it will probably work on cacko without problem. I\'ve not tried it with the 6600. Unfortunately Gnokii tends to not follow the latest model phones due to lack of information. The standard \'AT\' command set functions will work though (sending SMS, etc). Querying address book entries and the like may not.

At a guess I\'d say:

1) built in wifi
2) built in bluetooth
3) usb host support
4) fun.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / wifi card works but not on pdaxrom
« on: April 27, 2004, 08:06:24 pm »
Have you installed the \'pcmcia-fix\' package from the pdaxrom feed? I need to do this for my card to work.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / I/O error on sd-card
« on: April 27, 2004, 08:05:26 pm »
Is it a new card? Or one that used to work?

I\'ve had exactly that error and the problem with e2fsck. When it occurs I immediately eject the card, wait a few seconds then re-insert it. Then:

umount /mnt/card
e2fsck /dev/mmcda1
mount /mnt/card

And it has always worked. If it  is still not working you may want to try reformatting it. Or try it in a card reader on a PC and see if anything is wrong with it.

Zaurus - pdaXrom / I/O error on sd-card
« on: April 26, 2004, 05:24:26 pm »
You need to unmount the SD coard and fsck it:

umount /mnt/card
e2fsck /dev/mmcda1
mount /mnt/card

You may need to eject and re-insert the card before unmounting it.  SD cards are notorious for getting mysterious I/O errors on many PDA\'s.


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