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« on: July 14, 2006, 04:54:45 am »
Hey there

I remember once a long time ago reading somewhere that someone was thinking of creating a gentoo for the Z. Or even a source based distro for the Z. Would probably take a millenia for the Z to compile anything natively I'd imagine. Gentoo takes days all by itself to set up.

Is this still happening or did it die a death?

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 05:07:24 am »
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Or even a source based distro for the Z.
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Aren't all the distro's that aren't trying to clone sharpcrap source based?
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 05:38:43 am »
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Is this still happening or did it die a death?

It's probably still compiling  

Sorry couldn't resist


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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 06:00:44 am »
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Is this still happening or did it die a death?

It's probably still compiling  

Sorry couldn't resist


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  that would explain why it died a death if it even happened.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 09:28:53 am »
I couldn't tell if that was sarcasm/dry humour, but on the off chance it wasn't he meant not needing a rom with all the applications and sometimes kernel precompiled.  Gentoo and the BSDs with ports compile most of their apps as it is installed.  On that note I would suggest openbsd if you have a cxxxx clamshel (which omro does have)l.

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« Last Edit: July 14, 2006, 09:30:55 am by bluedevils »
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 09:46:13 am »
I read something recently about Gentoo Freezing the ARM Development Tree... indefinently...

I dont know is someone is still developing outside of Gentoo and compiling there own apps or what... but this is just what I read.

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006, 09:59:43 am »
woops I don't think the c1000s are covered under openbsd...
« Last Edit: July 14, 2006, 10:00:02 am by bluedevils »
I'm now an iphone user and use my zaurii as serial terminals, perl and shell scripting and when I need 640x480 screens

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2006, 02:13:27 pm »
The Gentoo/Zaurus project webpage is still there. Nothing further in a couple of years, but they say they plan to get back to it when their business permits. So don't buy their stuff. . . .  

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2006, 06:04:43 am »
I tried to get gentoo on my zaurus.
Via nfs and having openzaurus on the pda itself, it is no big deal.
I stucked for the moment because of two reasons:
1. You won't get a working X-server when you have running a 2.4 kernel. With a 2.6 kernel it should work out of the box mostly.
2. gcc-4.0 is currently putting out softfloat garbish. (this may be a uclibc specific problem)
3. uclibc itself makes many problems, although that is getting better

Problem 1 will vanish as soon as the 2.6 kernel for my zaurus is finished. Problem 2 will someday be solved by the gentoo-developers.
Or I try it with glibc, what may make problems 2 and 3 vanish at the same time.
(although uclibc must be prefered if you only have 32 MB RAM)