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« on: March 17, 2005, 10:44:13 pm »
so anyone have a clue when a good rom is gonna be out.. its been 3 months since i got my new 3k, and nothing yet.   anyone ???   ETA?

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2005, 11:01:02 am »
I've had my SL-C3000 for 3 days and have now got my prototyping environment set up where I can run Qtopia entirely from SD card, hack around with the config etc. without having to trounce my reasonable Sharp ROM config until I'm happy with the results.

My initial though was to adapt Cacko ROM 1.22 from the Cacko ROM. I'm going at it the other way round now and hacking stuff from Cacko into the environment.

So when you say 'when is a good rom' going to be out... I'm not sure... it will take me a while to produce something and then I'm going to want to test for a while before releasing into the wild.

My initial thoughts are as follows...

Tetsu's special Kernel
Simple locale.conf switchover
Samba scripts (for WLAN etc. inetd from Cacko ROM)
openssh (client and server)
sudo
suspend-resume stuff (particularly required for some Bluetooth cards)
keyhelper (and keyboard switcher bits from Cacko)
inputhelper (gives Mouse support)
BlueZ and scripts (tetsu's Bluez modules, Cacko scripts)
Qtopia plugins (some from Cacko - Going to remove Overclock, different scheme on
 3000 and there's a new program for this - don't like overclock so user can inst
all this and use themselves)
squashfs (my build, tested, works fine)
fonts (Cacko)
sharp music player 2
sharp photo album
fdisk and e2fsprogs (my build, tested, works fine)
misc commands to be added - readline, top, ps, free, uptime, ar nm, strings, ldd
ICONS

At this point I'm considering this core stuff and NOT taking long suggestions for addon's - I consider most of this stuff reasonably easy stuff so it means that I can probably get it running relatively quickly and then get into testing.

- Andy
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2005, 11:04:17 am »
Sounds great, Andy!!

Ready for testing, when its available

 
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2005, 11:17:55 am »
ya im with archi, ready for testing.

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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2005, 10:03:03 am »
Starting to piece the fonts, applets, extra binaries into the Sharp ROM structure for the 3000.

Have found a couple of things that don't work on the 3000 from the Cacko ROM in the test environment.

Discoveries so far...

1. System Information - doesn't implement the USB Host tab so we have to stick with the current version of this application. I wondered at first if it used plugins and would pick up the Sharp page for the USB Host - apparently not - all the functionality is coded into this app. This is a shame, this was a nice extension of Antons.

2. The updated battery applet from the 1.22 Cacko ROM - simply causes Qtopia to terminate on a 3000

3. After performing the Vulcan Mind Meld with the Z several times in quick succession to get the thing to boot to the recovery Linux (D+B mode) your hand's start to ache and you start to get fed up with doing it.

- Andy
« Last Edit: March 21, 2005, 10:55:14 am by iamasmith »
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2005, 11:04:58 am »
Ok, I now have a reasonably similar Qtopia environment to Cacko 1.22 although there are a few Cacko Qtopia bits that for now we will have to leave out.

I am corresponding with Maslovsky who is keen and I'm hoping that by going through this I can help him to speed up development of the more official Cacko ROMs for the 1000 and the 3000... currently the Cyrillic Input package from Maslovsky doesn't work perfectly on the 3K and he is going to take a look at that.. this is REALLY important for the ROM because it also implements a lot of national keymap features.. it runs at the moment (see the little Union Flag on the screen) but doesn't map all the keys properly.

BTW: This is still quite a way of being complete and being turned into a flashable image.. The work currently runs from a ROM layout directory structure but the picture shown below is the SL-C3000 booted in Emerygency Linux mode and running the whole environment from SD card.

PS: Sorry about the blurry image, it's difficult to light without a lot of glare. Hence no flash + caffeine + nicotine = lots of camera wobble

Regards,

Andy
« Last Edit: March 23, 2005, 11:06:29 am by iamasmith »
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2005, 11:14:53 am »
COOL!.. good job, keep it up.. and let me know when the release is..

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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005, 11:31:50 am »
Can't wait till I can try this on my lil' Z.....

 

Great work Andy!!

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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2005, 04:39:10 pm »
Outstanding!  I really look forward to checking it out.

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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2005, 08:20:23 pm »
Just to join in the chorus of expectation:


I also can't wait, I'd prefer PdaXrom, but any new rom is fantastic in my eyes (If anyone ever decides to do a Slackware rom...or (if infomation and time peresnts iteslf i could DIY) I'll be extatic, but i doubt somehow)


Keep up the great work mate!

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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2005, 05:28:22 am »
Great job, Andy! Your work will help me in getting Cacko ROM on the new models sooner.

Just to let everyone know, I've already ordered my C1000, should recieve it in the begining of April.  As soon as I get it in my hands I'll work on porting Cacko ROM to C1000 and with the help from Andy, to C3000 too.
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2005, 05:46:37 pm »
yes slackware would be nice.   im a slackware freak.

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2005, 07:07:55 pm »
Buy Patrick V. an SL-C3000 and I bet you'd get your wish.

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2005, 10:38:22 am »
If i can find some time (perhaps in this summer) Then i'll email pat for any advice, and try to port it myself

NO PROMISES!

but i'd like it myself, so i'd carry out an unofficial port if i got the info on making roms etc

Pat's still ill it seems, there's been no changelog activity for a while (but a massive upgrade today actually). So getting pat to do anything is a no go. The poor guy!

How many people would be interested, and can anyone pass me links on ROM creation? I'll do a bit of research and see how practical it is.
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2005, 11:13:57 am »
i dont think pat has time to port slackware to another arch.  he been really sick lately.