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HearWa

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« on: March 07, 2005, 01:00:17 am »
Hello,
I've recently bought a second hand Zaurus SL-5500 and have become obsessed with it. The fact that the Zaurus is such a (comparitively) new platform to develop for has me wanting to jump in and help out with its development. And developing specifically for the Open Zaurus ROM, I feel, is the best way to do this.

I have experience in Linux (still learning), C/C++, Java and a smattering of x86 assembly. I've been working on my first large piece of software, a multi-user dungeon, for awhile and have almost completed the engine. But, alas, I don't feel anybody really needs this piece of software. I'd really like to put my effort into something that people need or want badly (so I could tease them with release dates like a donkey chasing a carot, etc.  ). I also would like to release my software under the GPL... I hate seeing people charge money for Zaurus software.

So what can I do to help out? I'm willing to work on an independant project, port something or just about anything else.

I haven't even got OZ installed on my Z yet (no CF card), but I'm willing to learn everything I can about this fascinating handheld just to turn it into my bitch.

Thank you,
- Dustin Cox.
Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 +
Sanded (600 grit) and polished (RB-538) to be black +
Open Zaurus 3.5.2, Opie-image (64-0) +
Sandisk 128MB SD Card, Verbatim 128MB CF Card +
10 Base Ethernet Card, 802.11b Wireless CF Card +
Generic leather PDA case =
One happy geek!

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2005, 01:09:13 am »
take a long look at all the OZ roms and see where the help is needed that matches your abilities and interests?  just a thought.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2005, 03:40:49 am »
Take a look at http://openembedded.org/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/FrontPage , which is the Wiki for OpenEmbedded and Bitbake, the built environment (or more or something else, call it whatever ) for OpenZaurus (and many others). The people working on it need help, check the mailing list et al for details. Also, look at opie.handhelds.org, I think there's work to be done there too (which is valuable for the Z as well as others), and is probably closer to coding than OZ.

Nice that you like the Z and found those forums

Cheers
Philipp
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2005, 01:37:08 pm »
Hi,
maybe have a look at freenode irc on these channels:
#opie
#oe
#openzaurus

Just say: I can code c/c++ and you will have lot of friends there  

Cheers,
Sam
« Last Edit: March 07, 2005, 01:37:33 pm by Teletubbie »
SL-5500G
OZ 3.3.6-pre1
Opie 1.1.4

HearWa

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2005, 04:53:12 pm »
Thanks for the information. I have alot to consider!
Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 +
Sanded (600 grit) and polished (RB-538) to be black +
Open Zaurus 3.5.2, Opie-image (64-0) +
Sandisk 128MB SD Card, Verbatim 128MB CF Card +
10 Base Ethernet Card, 802.11b Wireless CF Card +
Generic leather PDA case =
One happy geek!