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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2005, 10:39:07 am »
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Anyone able to translate what ikm said? 

He complain about lack of some kind of feedback from developers. He said, iIt looks like pdaXrom is dead project -- no new version, news. Old site.
People like new stuff, news and other activity, and ready to pay for it. It's hard to decide to pay for project which seems to be dead.

In short, this is that ikm said.

I think, I agree with him in general.
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2005, 10:45:06 am »
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Anyone able to translate what ikm said? 

He complain about lack of some kind of feedback from developers. He said, iIt looks like pdaXrom is dead project -- no new version, news. Old site.
People like new stuff, news and other activity, and ready to pay for it. It's hard to decide to pay for project which seems to be dead.

In short, this is that ikm said.

I think, I agree with him in general.
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I love pdaXrom, I'd be perfectly happy to get involved as an administrative point of contact between the developers and the users, help to publish the feedback, goals, milestones, update the website, etc etc etc. If that would help the developers to develop and drum up enthusiasm for the project. If Laze and Sashz would let me get involved that is.
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2005, 11:44:53 am »
i donate 20$ for the first month
and 10$ each month for 6 months
i hope everybody can make something like this to keep the project alive

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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2005, 12:53:41 pm »
agree with ikm, guys, show us what are you doing, and what are you planning to do

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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2005, 01:00:47 pm »
My suggestion to keep pdaXrom more alive would be to accept more help from other people. For example, I think you should delegate the task of managing the ipk feeds and focus on the core developpment (kernel, X server, hardware). Of course the pdabuilder helps a lot, but still, it may be good to have someone to take care of keeping all pacakges up to date, port and compile new versions and post new programs (ie merge the "user contributed" feed, which has great stuff inside but is mostly outdated, and the official feeds in a single pdaX feed). Of course, I volunteer to do the job. I can even offer to host the files on my server.
Otherwise, maybe it would be better to delegate website and doc-related works or maybe create a Wiki ?
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2005, 01:00:48 pm »
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IKM: I have tried to translate your text and i agree - i will look into it today - actually i have a weeks holliday this week and hopefully we can get the new site running. One part of it will be Sash writing a weekly blog about progress/activity.
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I whole heartedly agree that updates to the website in the form of a developers' blog would be a great idea & keep interest & donations up (I just made another donation & will try and be more regular contributing)

Keep up the great work!

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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2005, 01:32:14 pm »
When i get around to finishing the new website all developers can upload and upgrade ipks with new versions. The biggest problem will probally be people uploading broken versions but lets look at that when we get the site up and running.
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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2005, 01:38:33 pm »
Nevermind i will pay all the future development costs and buy all the needed hardware as soon i get my check... :-) Just got this e-mail:

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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2005, 02:59:55 pm »
Only  215,510? The corrupted goverment officials from Niger never offered me less than a few mils  Guess they don't use pdaXrom in Africa...
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2005, 03:16:36 pm »
one quick question, is there a 3100, pdax in the future? Can I "pay" for the developement of this? I would be willing to discuss a monthly fee for the next few years, if thats a possibility. I will make a one time donation, I gotta say pdax is just so cool looking, love to see where it goes.
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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2005, 03:19:21 pm »
Ahahah, I love those scams, but my all time favorites are the "I'm a millionaire in Panama but I'll die soon so I need your accout to deposit my fortune please give me your bank number thanks"
Back to the IPK problem ; you should keep old versions of apps even if a newer one was uploaded, and leave a "broken version" link to report non working software. Having old release is also a good idea if there are some brocken backward compatibility with other softwares. Nice progress, though, I'm waiting for the new website with tons of ipks to post.
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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2005, 03:31:02 pm »
maxq - execellent idea :-)

If anyone wants a specific hardware running pdaXrom normally they can just send me the hardware and normally in a month or so it will be running pdaXrom - but please don't send toasters and microwaves - we have tried but must admit we have failed.

And good news btw. i think i found the CMS system thats easy to use but also flexible enough - im currently testing it a bit more but i think we found a winner in phpwcms.
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2005, 04:03:17 pm »
maybe trisoft or streamline would consider a wholesale purchase for such hardware? I figure there has to be at least 10+ people with 1000/3000/3100 that want pdaxrom for thier units, I would be willing to toss in 75.00 for the purchase of a wholesale unit from trisoft or streamline. Maybe setup a paypal account for just this thing, separate from the monthly expense donations.
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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2005, 04:04:12 pm »
I'm very glad to see you guys are still around.

It gives me a sense that sharp is not the only one trying to keep zaurus alive and someone else is diving in helping out in the effort of promoting linux as a portable power house.

now only if i can print from my zaurus.
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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2005, 06:33:37 pm »
Sashz is happy turning out the best software for the Z I've run across, and I for one have made another donation to keep him that way. Here's hoping he never has to get a "real" job.

I like the idea of a monthly subscription (voluntary of course) and suggested something similar a while ago. I still think it would be the best way to have a fairly dependable monthly inflow. A hundred people contributing $5-10/month should be achievable and save Laze and Sashz having to flog us for contributions as much. (They show a lot more restraint than some in the computer world)  A subscription is very easy to set up on PayPal. There would be some small percentage lost in fees, but well worth it to the project in the long run I would expect.

Laze -- PM me where and how to ship you some hardware that I'd like to "just work" on pdaXrom.