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General Discussion / Breathing Life Into An Old Z
« on: March 10, 2008, 08:04:32 pm »
- But will all this nifty stuff really run on a C1000 with a gig SD?  I mean, it'll run, sure, but as ZDevil pointed out, SD "performance" on a Z is right pathetic.  Perhaps it's better if you have a hard drive model and replace it with CF, but C1k owners don't have that option.  I find I'm significantly limited by that fact alone ... dog-slow SD ... so even if I put swap on the SD card the machine runs at a snail's pace.  I know last time I tried out pdaXii13 it was pretty nice, but glacially slow compared to Cacko, and not nearly as stable.  I have the latest version (or 5.4.9 I think it is) ready for me to give it another go, I liked it so much, but I'm thinking even if it's more stable it's going to be too darned slow for me to use it day in and day out.

- If one is willing to put up with significantly delays I think there are options available for the C1k.  I think if one is willing to put up with instability and possible data loss there are a bewildering array of things out there.  But if one is not willing to put with any instability, or wait 40+ seconds for an app to load, and be so starved for RAM that only one app loads at a time (I often have four or five open with Cacko), then there's not much out there other than the Sharp ROM or Cacko.

- When I say data loss, that could easily be the app's fault and not the distro, however from my standpoint (and mine alone afaik) if the PIM app (KoPI in this instance) loses data then the distro isn't viable.  Hiroshi is primarily a memory and secondarily a really cool gadget that I can futz with to my heart's desire.  If it fails to remember, even once, then it's a no-go, because I know for a fact that not only will I fail to remember, but I will fail to remember that it was ever present in the first place!  Viva la Search!!  (senile drool)

- I'd love to be missing something!!  People should feel free to point that out!

General Discussion / Lotus Notes And Zaurus
« on: March 10, 2008, 07:35:07 pm »
- I'm at home now, and rediscovered this thread.  It appears all copies of v16 are borked, which doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

- I also found a file called notesyncb21.exe, which is a self-extracting ZIP that contains a Notes Template, but I can't see to get at the design of that template, even it defaults to Manager.  (shrug)  I know there's a way for people to hide code but I've never known what it was, nor encountered it before.
- One down side is this appears to be an upgrade from v1.x, because the instructions say to copy and paste documents from your v1.x NotesSync into this one.  I'm hoping, without having tried it (no connectivity to the laptop at present) that all of those documents are "state" information, and if a sync is done with a 'virgin' install it'll work.  I stuck it on here just in case.

- I can't upload a self-extracting ZIP, so I renamed it to "".  It is NOT a ZIP.  Strip the .zip and make it .exe, and it will extract a .NTF (notes template) and a Readme.txt to your directory of choice.  Sure I could have repackaged it, but this was simpler.  (shrug)

- Hope this helps...

Ubuntu / Ubuntu On My Zaurus?
« on: March 10, 2008, 07:02:15 pm »
Quote from: Snappy
I'm still on cacko for my z mainly becos it just works and I just don't have the time (or patience) to troubleshoot things these days. :P
- Ding ding ding!

- I use Cacko because it just works ... I've tried many a distro over the years but nary a one of them has been as rock-solid stable and plain usable as Cacko.  I haven't tried Debian because I'm under the impression it's not really a viable option without a hard drive, which I don't have.  (shrug)

- Not that I think anyone shouldn't develop whatever they like!  The primary reason I got into the Zaurus line is because of the very flexibility that allows me to do pretty much whatever I feel like with the thing.  The fact that this teeny tiny thing the size of a Tarot deck comes bundled with all that sheer potential is simply mind-boggling.  I highly applaud those many developers who find the time to do this stuff; my primary limitation is time, which is why the Z has to just work, for me.  During those odds snippets where I have a weekend to spare I often try out some distro to see where it is, because I have faith that one day I will find something to replace Cacko.

- But from what I've read on this thread Ubuntu wouldn't do well on the Z, if it's "heavy Debian".  I only just put Ubuntu on two boxen here and it's not encouraging that one doesn't have X and the other tossed a hard drive during the final reboot!  But I digress (giggle)...

General Discussion / Kde Pim And Cacko
« on: March 10, 2008, 06:28:55 pm »
- This is the version I'm using on Hiroshi.  Don't recall where I got it, but the file is three years old.  It's been rock-solid reliable for me.  Hope this helps...

C1000/3x00 General discussions / Ndis Install For C1000
« on: March 10, 2008, 01:18:02 pm »
- I've poked around here on OESF and it appears the way to get the NDIS driver installed for a C1000 is to use the original Japanese CD that came with it.  I obsessive-compulsively retain every single bit of material for every device I've ever purchased, but since I moved last year I no longer have the faintest of clues where my Z's box might be (wry grin), and that's where'd I'd put something I rarely use, like the install disc.

- I'd like to re-install because I got a new laptop last July, and I haven't had any connection to my Z since then.  The old one took a very sudden, mortal turn for the worst, so I can't even try to pick files and configuration from it.

- I was wondering if anyone could avail me of the NDIS drivers for a C1000 from their install disc?  Or a link to download an image?  I don't really care for anything but the NDIS driver, so my existing samba setup will allow me access the full device again.  But if I get more than the driver I'm happy with that, too.

- I tried installing the Collie drivers, which I do have; I seem to recall when I got Hiroshi and sold Cricket, I didn't change anything.  The SL-5500 drivers and suchlike worked perfectly with the C1000, which is why I tried installing them.  But alas, they not only fail, but they introduce a two minute delay in boot-up that does not go away by uninstalling the drivers ... only a full restore from backup before the initial install corrected that issue.  (little boy pout)

- Thanks for your time!...

PocketPenguin / Is Pp Project Dead?
« on: March 10, 2008, 12:43:47 pm »
- Perhaps erosion of the Antarctic ice has had a negative impact on the smaller (pocketable) Penguins?

Sharp ROMs / Cacko Rom 1.23 Is Released
« on: March 10, 2008, 12:27:05 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
Quote from: Perlite
Is Cacko dead?
problem is that a lot of files were lost when the forums were down and/or moved ...
- What files were lost?  Not asking for a full rundown, just curious.  I've saved everything I've ever downloaded for either the previous SL5500 or the current C1000.  I've got about 8 GB of packages and quite a bit of source, including what I believe to be everything required to build Cacko, at least for the C1000.
- Hmmm.  Maybe not the source.  I'm looking in my Zaurus/Source directory and not seeing anything obviously Cacko.  I'd be annoyed if I just installed Ubuntu over the only copy of that I had.  (frown)  Ah well.  Machine wouldn't boot, anyway.
- Just wondering if any of that would be useful? (wayback notwithstanding)...

General Discussion / Lotus Notes And Zaurus
« on: December 25, 2007, 08:54:12 pm »
- LSS stands for "LotusScript Source".  If you know LotusScript the purpose of these files should become obvious.  I know LotusScript like the back of my hand, yet in the last two years I've not even unzipped these at looked at them.  (smirk)
- Just extracted "" and sho-nuff it's plain old LotusScript.  The "arrays.lss" file, for instance, simply populates a bunch of arrays set up by DimArrays.lss.  File "hash.lss" declares a class, MD5; if using R6+ I'd scrap this and use LS2J to call Java and use its built-in digesting functionality.  The "Network.lss" declares the NotesFTPSession class which uses a whole slow of API calls to wininet.dll; again LS2J on R6+ I'd think Java would be more understandable and portable than winbloze calls. Orig contactmapping.lss declares and populates arrays to map Notes to Z, which seems like an odd way to do this 'cause pulling data from documents in Notes is literally a no-brainer.  This entire configuration could be put in documents and made easily modifiable with significantly less lines of code.
- I'm not seeing anything out of the ordinary in this code, and I *assume* that the db uses it all somewhere, but I haven't looked at it to see.  The db isn't in the same directory as the ZIP for some obtuse reason.  Guess I could always download it again!  (giggle)
- LotusScript is simply VB by another name, so if you or another are familiar with VB code, .lss files should be obvious.
- Hope this helps...

P.S.  File "work.lss" is using the NotesFTPSession to connect to qcop on the Z using hard-code parameters.  Looks like the bulk of the "real deal" is here.

Software / If You Could 'pay' For An Os In Your Z ...
« on: December 13, 2007, 10:14:24 pm »
- Stability is my main concern.  My wife's Treo crashes many times each day; since they went to NAND memory she doesn't usually lose data any more, but it's frustrating to her.  I'd have driven a screwdriver through that thing months ago and burned it in effigy.  Above all else I want my PDA to just work.  That's why I've never migrated from Cacko ... it does more than the stock ROM and it just works, day in and day out.  One time I had a Sokoban level active for five months until I solved it, using it normally for that entire time, and Hiro never crashed.  That's what I'm talking about.
- I do, however, prefer more from my PDA than Cacko provides, which is why I try out other distro to see how they are.  All of them I've tried have feeds that contain all the software I'm truly interested in, so that's not a concern for me, and about all of them seem to support my rather modest hardware needs.  But all of them also fail the stability test ... so far.  (shrug)
- It may sound like I'm knocking everyone's hard work, but that's not the case.  I admire the people who spend all that time and energy making something I can simply try out on a lark, and I appreciate the passion it takes to do that.  I'm just picky!  If I had that passion I'd be helping, being a developer myself, but I'm too lazy.
- I'd happily pay for a modern OS based on a current kernel with "true" Linux fuctionality as long as it is stable.

General Discussion / Lotus Notes And Zaurus
« on: December 13, 2007, 09:49:35 pm »
- Dang.  The notesync site appears to be an aggregator.  HATE those things!  Now I have to go look for what I have ... PM me so next login OESF will notify me about it.  I'm in Washington DC at the moment and I'm pretty sure the source is on the LAN at home.  Never got 'round to setting up external access via SSH yet.  D'oh!
- Nope.  Here it be.  'Fraid it appears to be a mixed version ... I have v15 (2003) of the NSF part and v16 (2005) of the LSS files that go with it.  I have another ZIP named "", but ZIP can't read it and RAR says it's got the v16 NSF but complains the archive is truncated.  Bogus!
- I stuck all three of them on here, or at least I'm under the impression I did.
- Hope this helps...

General Discussion / Angstrom + Cacko On Akita With 4gb Cf Or Sd Card?
« on: December 13, 2007, 09:32:37 pm »
- Ding!  I always NAND backup before trying anything.  Quick NAND restore and *poof*, it's like nothing ever happened.  I'm psyched to see how far Angstrom has come, and I'm thinking of giving it a go myself to kick the tires, so to speak.
- Spiff!

PocketPenguin / Group Buy Compulab Em-x270 Diy Phone Started
« on: December 07, 2007, 09:13:46 pm »
- Dang!!  Bad time to lose the job, I say.  Specs look sweet except for WiFi b and a bit smaller screen than I'd hoped.  Still worth a look if'n I only had income!

PocketPenguin / Screens
« on: September 12, 2007, 10:10:18 am »
- This looks very sweet, once Sharp has newer models with better resolution.  320x480 is  a tad anemic.  Curiously it appears to incorporate biometric capability right on the display.  Spiff!

General Discussion / Lack Of Intrest In Forums Lately
« on: August 17, 2007, 06:24:43 pm »
Because of health issues I'm away for looong periods of time ...[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=148934\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]
- Glad to see you, and hope things are better...

General Discussion / What Ever Happened To Tkc?
« on: August 17, 2007, 06:03:58 pm »
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- This is why I stopped using tkc ... it was better than Sharp, but significantly inferior to KDEPIM.  (shrug)  I sold my rights to the tkc products I own (calender, address, paint) with Cricket, not even knowing if they would run on Hiro, because I'd already stopped using them, anyway.
- Shawn was also very unresponsive to my queries about performance.  I had 700 entries in my address book and it took tckAddress nearly a full minute to load.  It had no way to apply categories to groups of entries ... each entry had to be edited individually, and each edit took nearly a full minute to save.  It was quite frankly so hideous that I'd already gone back to Sharp because it would at least load and run more responsively.
- KDEPIM solved all that.  It loads and responds just fine, and Hiro has enough RAM to fastload KOPI & KAPI and still be able to run two or three other apps.  I think tkc had a great idea, but its implementation was a bit far off the mark.

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