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Drake01

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« on: December 04, 2006, 08:04:33 pm »
If I remember correctly, there's a bug with the Input Setup tool in beta3, so I was trying to decipher some of the code in order to get the Calendar, Address, & Home buttons mapped to some apps.  When I got to the /mnt/smb/etc/xdg/openbox/rc.xml file, I noticed that there are keys defined for switching desktops!

I had no idea that pdaXrom supported multiple desktops!  And I had never hit the Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right keys to accidentally discover this.  Am I the only one who didn't know about this?

Now I'm wondering how many other cool features I'm completely unaware of.  
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006, 09:00:44 pm »
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If I remember correctly, there's a bug with the Input Setup tool in beta3, so I was trying to decipher some of the code in order to get the Calendar, Address, & Home buttons mapped to some apps.  When I got to the /mnt/smb/etc/xdg/openbox/rc.xml file, I noticed that there are keys defined for switching desktops!

I had no idea that pdaXrom supported multiple desktops!  And I had never hit the Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right keys to accidentally discover this.  Am I the only one who didn't know about this?

Now I'm wondering how many other cool features I'm completely unaware of. 
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I did know about the desktops, but never thought much of it. I would also like to know about other little-known features. More functionality is always welcome!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006, 09:09:01 pm »
The OESF wiki is a good place to start. Perhaps you would be interested in working together with people like myself to create some training/manual material.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2006, 09:46:21 pm »
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The OESF wiki is a good place to start. Perhaps you would be interested in working together with people like myself to create some training/manual material.
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I'm going to have to think about this...  The last time I volunteered for a project like this, it became quite a job.  And that was for a single application.  There would also need to be some sort of strategy, since there are now so many different versions of pdaXrom.

I believe this is a great idea if it can be done in a carefully organized and structured manner.  If it's not thought out properly, it will only be as useful as searching in the forum.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2006, 12:31:02 am »
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I'm going to have to think about this...  The last time I volunteered for a project like this, it became quite a job.  And that was for a single application.  There would also need to be some sort of strategy, since there are now so many different versions of pdaXrom.

I believe this is a great idea if it can be done in a carefully organized and structured manner.  If it's not thought out properly, it will only be as useful as searching in the forum.
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Let me know when you decide.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2006, 12:38:41 am »
I tried to set up my page in a user - manual sorta way ... switching desktops + the input set-up bug are both listed.


if you have any notions or ideas that should be added - let me know! or feel free to pull anything from the page to include in an offical manual.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2006, 01:15:14 am »
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I tried to set up my page in a user - manual sorta way ... switching desktops + the input set-up bug are both listed.


if you have any notions or ideas that should be added - let me know! or feel free to pull anything from the page to include in an offical manual.
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I made a script to build the base pdaXii13 image which was originally ripped from the C3100/C1000 initrd.bin file and hence the enhancements I made to the base pdaXii13 could also be made to the stock C3100/C1000 pdaXrom beta3 version.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2006, 08:49:41 am »
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I tried to set up my page in a user - manual sorta way ... switching desktops + the input set-up bug are both listed.
if you have any notions or ideas that should be added - let me know! or feel free to pull anything from the page to include in an offical manual.
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Thanks.
You have a great page and I've found it very useful.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2006, 09:00:45 am »
much information can be gleaned from the homepage of the WM you are using. Openbox for example: http://icculus.org/openbox/docs.php?page=d...ls.html#actions

or Rox: http://rox.sourceforge.net/Manual/Manual/M...617f3#id2507632

but other window managers like IceWM and FluxBox will have their own manuals and different features.

edit: rox isn't a WM, but it still applies....
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2006, 07:08:09 pm »
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I believe this is a great idea if it can be done in a carefully organized and structured manner.  If it's not thought out properly, it will only be as useful as searching in the forum.
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Let me know when you decide.
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What do you feel would be the best way to structure the information?  I believe one of two options would work best:
By release:
- Common
- Beta 1
- Beta 3
- rc121
- etc...

Or by function / application:
- Window Manager
- Networking
- Keymapping
- Installing .ipk's
- etc...

I just think that if there's going to be some time and effort invested in this, it needs to be easy to find what you're looking for.  That's one of my complaints about most of the sources I've used.  I can't emphasize enough how much I appreciate sites such as Meanie's, loji's, the Wiki, this forum, and all the others I'm neglecting to include... it's just that you usually still need to do some digging to find what you're looking for.  I think it would be great if we could take a thoughtful structured approach to this and make it that much easier to find the information.  Another benefit is that it would probably be easier to update and to check the information for completeness.

Thoughts?
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GPS: generic "UT-41" USB GPS Receiver
Case: neoprene case from my old Palm foldable keyboard