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« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2006, 10:23:26 pm »
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Browsers since there is not one single killer browser yet. if only minimo was properly developed by its devs and made to work efficiently on linux rather than wince. does anybody use the old konqueror embedded browser which does not require kde installed?
After Diesel1's post I decided to try Minimo again, but it doesn't really ring my bells. I think it is probably better to get some of the kinks ironed out of dillo for fast browsing, and wait for Firefox to load for feature-rich browsing.

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PIM is something I have not used much at all and would like to hear more from people on what they use and why, what features they use/need, etc.
This is an area where speed is essential - kopi would be great but it just isn't there when I need it! gpe apps are my preference, but I would guess that most people here just use the first thing they can get working alarms with!

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- financial apps: grisbi, homebank, gnucash? anymore?
I used homebank for a bit and found it quite nice - I'm not disciplined enough to keep it up though!

One of the biggest reasons for having a Zaurus is using general Linux shell tools etc - you don't need fancy applications when you can ssh, scp, cat, grep, tail your way around! Not to mention being able to write your own scripts to perform whatever function isn't available from a standard package. pdaXrom certainly isn't the only Linux distribution that does this, but it's the most transparent, easy to work with and closer to what you find on other machines. I can change things to work the way *I* want. (Can you tell I'm a Slackware fan from way back?  )
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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2006, 04:23:03 pm »
Where can one find:

gpe-calendar
gpe-addressbook (contacts?)

korganizer
kaddressbook

gnumeric

I have looked through a number of feeds and can't find them. I imagine that I will try both. I would like one that I could sync with Outlook some way, once in awhile.
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« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2006, 04:32:08 pm »
These are Sharp/Cacko apps.
korganizer
kaddressbook
are here:
http://web.mol.ru/~zaurus/feed/
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« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2006, 05:07:08 pm »
Thanks Jon. Do I need to do anything special to run them or just add the feed to my src's and install?
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« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2006, 05:25:42 pm »
I don't think these will work in pdaXrom
These are for Sharp or Cacko roms
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Package: kaddressbook
Version: 2.1.5-1
Depends: kmicrokdelibs
Section: qpe/pim
Architecture: arm
Maintainer: Lutz Rogowski <lutz@pi-sync.info>
MD5Sum: 0a2bd9ee37c61137dd3453d39d4da1b0
Size: 991521
Filename: kaddressbook_2.1.5-1_arm.ipk
Description: KOrganizer/Pi and Kaddressbook/Pi
 The embedded version of KOrganizer/Platform-independend,
    the KDE calendar and scheduling program
  optimized for 640x480 and 320x240 resolution
    on Zaurus PDA
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Package: korganizer
Version: 2.1.5-1
Depends: kmicrokdelibs
Section: qpe/pim
Architecture: arm
Maintainer: Lutz Rogowski <lutz@pi-sync.info>
MD5Sum: bc2ef9a3768b1c231ab184ef41bf26f7
Size: 915016
Filename: korganizer_2.1.5-1_arm.ipk
Description: KOrganizer/Pi and Kaddressbook/Pi
 The embedded version of KOrganizer/Platform-independend,
    the KDE calendar and scheduling program
  optimized for 640x480 and 320x240 resolution
    on Zaurus PDA
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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2006, 05:38:37 pm »
OK. I thought that the whole point of Meanie's thread was to do with what apps we are using under pdaXrom. In his first post, that is what he says and he says that he is running kopi/kapi. I don't know. Thanks for the feedback.
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« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2006, 05:45:32 pm »
I'm not certain either.
Both these files are in these 2 Cacko feeds.
http://web.mol.ru/~zaurus/feed/
http://www.zaurususergroup.org/feed/
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« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2006, 01:27:08 pm »
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I'm not certain either.
Both these files are in these 2 Cacko feeds.
http://web.mol.ru/~zaurus/feed/
http://www.zaurususergroup.org/feed/
[div align=\"right\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

search the pdaX forum for kdepimpi_2.2.7
The ipkg is attached to several posts.

[a href=\"https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=16359&pid=105367&mode=threaded&show=&st=&#entry105367]e.g. here[/url]

You could also search for ULHume 's feed (I don't recall the name of the server and I don't have my Z with me now.)
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« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2006, 06:29:30 pm »
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I'm not certain either.
Both these files are in these 2 Cacko feeds.
http://web.mol.ru/~zaurus/feed/
http://www.zaurususergroup.org/feed/
[div align=\"right\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

search the pdaX forum for kdepimpi_2.2.7
The ipkg is attached to several posts.

[a href=\"https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=16359&pid=105367&mode=threaded&show=&st=&#entry105367]e.g. here[/url]

You could also search for ULHume 's feed (I don't recall the name of the server and I don't have my Z with me now.)
[div align=\"right\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]
I did search the forums before I asked the question. Attachments are still broken. I also would have looked on the pdaXrom community page, but that also was down and I could not find any of the contrib feeds on ibiblio. I will keep looking. Thanks.

**UPDATE: I found many GPE apps, etc. at [a href=\"http://www.pdaxrom.org/contrib/Xromer/OldBetas/]http://www.pdaxrom.org/contrib/Xromer/OldBetas/[/url]

Not all of the libraries install as dependancies. I had to add libmimedir and libhandoff. Then I had to download and install sqlite 2.8.17. It didn't show up in package manager after I added Xromer's feed. I have gotten everything to work except gpe-today. I think I read in another post that it is a no-go. In the other post Xromer said that he has moved to beta4. Don't think I'll join him

I downloaded cups and mrxvt from Meanie's feed and am trying to get them going. So far, mrxvt complains about missing fonts. Still fooling with cups.
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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2007, 03:05:49 am »
I want to create a comprehensive list of all apps available or zaurus, per distribution.
e.g. spreadsheet: pdaxrom: gnumeric; cacko: whatever...

here's my 2 cents:

Browsers: minimo (for encoding and javascript-challenging sites)

Email: Sylpheed or webmail

Text Editor: scite for development, leadpad and textedit !!  textedit is great for simple formatting and save/load as HTML/txt.

PIM: there's no point in a scheduler if i can't trust the Z's clock (when battery runs flat)

PDF: i convert PDFs to HTML (pdftotext)

Dictionaries: i use less and a lookup script i made.  works perfect!
i found a collection of plain text tab-separated dictionaries.    

IM: Gaim

Media Players: vlc, mplayer from the command line

Graphics: GQView, gpaint, mtpaint

File Managers: emelfm is great, "mortom commander" (midnight commander) in text-based.

Terminal:  xterm with utf8 supprt and big fonts

Other Tools:

development: python, php, apache

audio recording:  "shine" and a script (binary and wrapper script)

information retrieval: a "locate" replacement i wrote, which drills down into archives, ipks, cramfs' etc, and help me search for files  

language input: i switch between input methods with these scripts (keyboard-switch.sh is assign to a shortcut button).  i mapped the hebrew keyboard and russian keyboards.
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with Gnumeric as the perfect PIM :-)

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« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2007, 05:31:56 am »
This might be a little ridiculous, but this is mostly what I use for whatever that's worth.


Word Processing: emacs22 (mostly org-mode), tetex3, auctex, (trying to use OpenOffice more in PocketWorkstation),  AbiWord consistenly amazes and disappoints me

handwriting mostly gimp-1.2, occassionally xournal (interface could use more keyboard support, but pdf support is awesome),

SpreadSheet: emac22 (org-mode mostly, occassionally ses or ess modes), rarely gnumeric (only when i need to open excel spreadsheets)

Presentation: OpenOffice Impress in PocketWorkstation (i don't like powerpoint slides at all, but lots of people do)

Calculations: Octave (in emacs), Maxima (in xterm), iMath-mode for emacs, (emacs calc), clisp,  lush, python (rarely, but trying more), trying to get scilab and R working, wishing geda, ngspice  and xcircuit would work, occassionally ti-emu

Browsers: dillo (mostly), firefox (less often), emacs22 (occasionally), konqueror (rarely)

Email: (trying to use emacs22)

Text Editor: emacs22, vim when in a pinch, (trying to use nano more)

PIM:  emacs22 (org-mode mostly, agenda and calendar modes also),  "cal" and "date" in torsmo, (KOPI/KAPI are pretty, but way too slow)

PDF:
                 -Viewing: mostly xpdf,  (occassionally evince's dual page layout), rarely kpdf
                 -Creating: (esp-ghostscript, tetex3, imagemagick 6.30, emacs-muse-mode OpenOffice)

Dictionaries: just started using stardict, been meaning to download wikipedia for years

IM: (trying to use emacs22), occassionally gaim

Media Players: xmms, mplayer

Graphics Editing: gimp-1.2 for most bitmapping, (metapost and ps-tricks, for most vectors), gnuplot4.0 for most plotting, image-magick for everything else, especially screenshooting and batch-processing

Graphics Viewing:
 -xzgv for most viewing because it's fast with a decent interface. (I read a lot of books and notes as image sequences in xzgv with bookmarks in emacs),
-sometimes i use "display" from imagemagick but this is a little bizarre,
-tumme-mode in emacs uses imagemagick as its backend, but this is too slow
-occasionally i use gqview (the "edit with gimp" option is cool), but it's slow and difficult to size.  This works nice on the desktop for me, but not the palmtop
- qcomicbook seems like it should be so cool, but it's too slow and cumbersome for me

File Managers: emacs22 (dired,eshell,shell modes) (sometimes I use ROX, but I don't like it as much as I could)

Terminal: often emacs22 (eshell and shell modes, or just plain elisp) more often xterm (thanks again meanie), torsmo is a great permanent terminal for top, etc

Wishlist:
- gutenprint and preconfigured CUPS
- scilab
- gnu common lisp
- geda, ngspice, and xcircuit that work for me
- native gcc 2.9.5
- native gcc with fortran and java
- X11R7
- 2.6 kernel without all the bugs
- lilo bootloader
- purely native open office
- faster auto-resized inkscape
- mosix style clustering
- more support for pocketworkstation (i'm trying to boot into X with this)

Miscellaneous Comments
 -xkeymouse and ratpoison would be nice to learn
 -trying to find a good sampler (like fruityloops)
 -trying to find a good multitrack-recorder (still haven't tried khd-record)
- trying to theme xfce4-panel or find something that themes easier, but still runs as fast (probably pypanel?)
- nice to see there's other emacs users here, the program is truly amazing
- my most sincere thanks to all of you other zaurus and *nix users who continuously amaze me with what is possible
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« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2007, 05:46:16 am »
Word Processing/Spreadsheet: none
Browsers: dillo, firefox, links
Email: pine
Text editor: nano, leafpad, emacs
PIM: emacs planner-mode
PDF: xpdf
IM: gaim
File Manager: rox
Media: mplayer, emms (emacs)
Terminal:  aterm
FTP: gftp
Other Tools: ratpoison, xkeymouse (i rarely use the stylus), torsmo, homebank, portabase
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Buffalo WiFi, Corega LAN, Socket Bluetooth