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OESF Portables Forum _ General Discussion _ Oesf Is Back & Alive Once Again!

Posted by: ArchiMark Sep 28 2016, 06:13 PM

Hi,

Hopefully, some will see this post.....

After quite a while that OESF went down, it has been resurrected!

Enjoy your Zaurii!

Mark

Posted by: sdjf Sep 28 2016, 07:31 PM

Thanks ArchiMark! It has been so long since I noticed OESF down last spring when I was hunting for some information, that I no longer recall what I was looking for or wanted help with! But I am so, so glad to see oesf back up and running.

It looks like elsix.org is still broken, though, and that is a very important part of OESF. I hope it will get fixed, it might have been where I needed to get information from!

Cheers!
sdjf

Posted by: Varti Sep 29 2016, 01:29 AM

I must admit I have never used ELSI... Did any of you (except sdjf of course) use it, and would like to see it back?

Varthall

Posted by: sdjf Oct 2 2016, 01:09 PM

Elsi aka elsix.org was the place to go to find out what software was available for the Zaurus, and where to find it. It will be a while before google has spidered the forum well enough to see if there are any hits here for references to it, other than in tumnus's signature line. I don't know if statistics about elsix visitors were gathered, from when it was available.

But it will take a while before people find their way back here...many may have changed their email addresses, and won't get any notifications. It will be more like web searches turning up the forum, convincing the spiders to do their jobs.

SEO would dictate we will get more people coming back by posting links elsewhere. I finally just got a blog post up about this, but need to go back and add links to the forum instead of just letting people look at the sidebars in my blog.

Posted by: koan Oct 2 2016, 04:17 PM

I put all my ports and software on ELSI. They should still be available in the feed in my sig. The software index was via links so presumably most of the targets have now gone offline. As I remember it, there were a lot of packages attributed to ghost and many programs not being maintained. Therefore a new version would probably be the way to go, if there is the demand for it.

I would very much like to see the wiki restored, if only in a read only state. There was a lot of useful information on it and now the only way to access it is by the limited snapshots provided by internet archives.

Is there any chance of getting www.oesf.org to redirect to the forum ?

Posted by: Varti Oct 3 2016, 12:11 AM

Hi koan and welcome back here.

QUOTE(koan @ Oct 3 2016, 02:17 AM) *
I would very much like to see the wiki restored, if only in a read only state. There was a lot of useful information on it and now the only way to access it is by the limited snapshots provided by internet archives.

I'd also like to see it restored, and I could give a hand keeping it uptodate. I was btw thinking of compiling a list of all the various dealers still selling Zaurus accessories, or updating the list of compatible wifi adapters.

QUOTE
Is there any chance of getting www.oesf.org to redirect to the forum ?

I second that, it would be handy.

Varthall

Posted by: TheWalt Oct 6 2016, 07:20 AM

Woot! Glad to be back, thanks for the months of hard work getting things online again.

Posted by: sdjf Oct 6 2016, 07:35 AM

Good to see you back, koan.

I think that the index.html or equivalent is simply missing for the www.oesf.org addie. I did some research yesterday and wrote a long post that disappeared, but I think that if someone in addition finally has ftp access, while shell access would be more efficient, it still may be possible to remove the bad code rendering the oesf.org inaccessible.

Will try to rewrite that by tomorrow, too busy today, My hunch is that the wiki pages may actually still be at archive.org but hidden. And I think that even with link rot, elsix.org is still valuable, quickening taught me a long time ago that searching there, I would at least then have the correct package name to search the net for, and often could find what I needed somewhere.

What I have been hunting for is the link to the main wiki page, and not sure what it is! Anybody know?

I did save copies of two wiki pages on my site years ago, the ones about sd/cf cards, but I don't think those have the wiki url itself.

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/wiki

sdjf

Posted by: Varti Oct 6 2016, 11:45 PM

QUOTE(sdjf @ Oct 6 2016, 05:35 PM) *
What I have been hunting for is the link to the main wiki page, and not sure what it is! Anybody know?

The Wiki pages used to be accessible via the "Community Links" link at the top of the forum. The wiki can be found on archive.org here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130605165750/https://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=OESF:Community_Portal

That btw is not the wiki's main page, I don't know why the link wasn't redirecting to there instead:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130531022905/https://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Varti

Posted by: ArchiMark Oct 7 2016, 10:53 PM

And don't forget about Meanie's great Zaurus website.....

http://www.users.on.net/~hluc/myZaurus/

Posted by: koan Oct 8 2016, 01:55 AM

www.oesf.org used to redirect to the wiki IIRC, I don't remember there being an actual index.html

I think shell access is required to make any real progress.

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