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« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2007, 10:45:05 am »
That will be cool, if the very first page of pdaxrom.org says an updated pdaXrom release is available. This will be good both for existing users, newcomers and those who used to pdaxrom and are considering to switch back (I for one, if the current eabi kernel can get along with the current pdaXrom). And people may not need to go through the pain to sort out the posts which are miles deep/long in order to see the fruits.

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« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2007, 03:38:57 am »
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No problems with data loss here, and Wifi works fine for me (WPA worked as well the one time I tested it). I haven't tried BT.

As for FBPanel, just switch WMs to IceWM, Xfce, or EvilWM (a great choice!).

Things aren't frozen. InSearchOf apparently has the kernel work done and a lot of other stuff moving along nicely.

To contribute, find something that irritates you and fix it. Then upload your change to SVN. Or write docs, or whatever. I don't have the builder running, and I'm working on an all-in-one app to replace the GUI config tools and maybe the package manager (they're so slow!).
Interesting conversation. I'd pretty much concluded that Beta3 based stuff was the functional state of the art for the Z--I'm not really interested in running most of debian ( pr r198, or Anggstrom)and having "sort of" functionality (I listen to music and watch video on my Z, so the multimedia stuff counts)  spent some time last night thinking about putting the microdrive back in the 3100 and selling both Zs for an N810--so far I'm not convinced it is worth the trouble; I suspect I'd get the n810 and find something at least as annoying as a Z annoyance...but we'll see


The Nokia's are a joke.  I tried, to convert over.  Had a n800.  I shipped it off to Ireland today.  Trading a dude for a c3200!  Nokia is treating the n800/810 like Sharp did the Zauri right before they dropped them.  They don't really listen to the end users.  They come with cameras, but there's really no usable applications for them.  They claimed it would work with google talk, but then they pulled the software because it was too buggy.  They just released a new os for the n800, which is what the 810 comes with, then they all went on vacation.  Then the update server crapped out.  Now they're saying just wait till we get back from vacation!  If the comp-usa is still open down in Anchorage, and they are giving them away, maybe get one then.  I wouldn't waste your money though.
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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2007, 02:47:42 pm »
Lol, niace to see you back, and Happy Holidays from the sunny south

I gave up on the nokia--right now I'm running pdaxii13v2 on my 3100 with cheap 16gb cf, and watching the buzz on the google android thread. debian +android would rock, assuming I can get everything working (which is a big assumption).
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« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2007, 03:22:58 pm »
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Lol, niace to see you back, and Happy Holidays from the sunny south

I gave up on the nokia--right now I'm running pdaxii13v2 on my 3100 with cheap 16gb cf, and watching the buzz on the google android thread. debian +android would rock, assuming I can get everything working (which is a big assumption).


Thanks!  It's actually been a pretty decent winter so far.  It hit -44 for a couple days, but now it's back up to the -1's.
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« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2007, 04:56:47 am »
I differ on the opinion with Nokia's treatment of the n800/n810/n770 compared to SHARP's treatment of the Zaurii.
For starters, they are making the newer rom compatible with the older machines, to varying degrees.
Their product refresh cycle is much more aggressive than SHARP and isn't the Nokia IT's rom open source, compared to the close sourced version of SHARP? (at least the kernel part of SHARP rom is closed source etc).

About going off on a holiday, I speak with envy when I say that on my previous project with them on their backend business system, I learnt that they really do disappear for weeks if not months during the winter months to get some sun in other countries, if not to go skiing. Interesting, if not strange, culture, but hey, if they continue producing great products running linux, I don't give a hoot about how and when they spend their hols!

Lastly, I really hope they don't go the way of SHARP on the InternetTablet. It would be a great pity. Good news for us is that the multitude of umpcs or sub-lite-micro-notebook like the eeepc, nanopc etc runs on linux and so should at least keep the linux platform viable for another few years. Once enough of these products gain traction, then Nokia would have more reasons to stay the course and continue the development of the InternetTablet.
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« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2008, 03:09:52 pm »
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Their product refresh cycle is much more aggressive than SHARP and isn't the Nokia IT's rom open source, compared to the close sourced version of SHARP? (at least the kernel part of SHARP rom is closed source etc).

Unfortunately not. Nokia goes much further than SHARP, but they still have a bunch of binary only components in their firmware -- which is especially unpleasant for 3rd party distribution builders.
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« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2008, 03:30:08 pm »
DEAD!  Film at 11?

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« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2008, 05:19:38 pm »
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Unfortunately not. Nokia goes much further than SHARP, but they still have a bunch of binary only components in their firmware -- which is especially unpleasant for 3rd party distribution builders.
How is the Angstrom building going for the Nokia tablets? Pardon my ignorance, as I'm sure it's quite obvious and I just haven't looked.

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DEAD!  Film at 11?
I must admit I'm fearful that the distro will cease to be developed at this point, but am not ready to call it dead.
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« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2008, 08:16:23 pm »
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Thanks!  It's actually been a pretty decent winter so far.  It hit -44 for a couple days, but now it's back up to the -1's.
I thought it was cold in the Chicago area this morning (low single digits).  Thanks for the reality check.  
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« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2008, 12:44:47 pm »
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Thanks!  It's actually been a pretty decent winter so far.  It hit -44 for a couple days, but now it's back up to the -1's.
I thought it was cold in the Chicago area this morning (low single digits).  Thanks for the reality check.  


Yea, but you have that cool thing called humidity, and lake effect snow.  Fairbanks is an arctic desert.  So it's cold, but not that crappy penetrating cold you get.  I'll be moving to Ohio next month, so I'll have to get used to the weird weather that's been happening there.  My wife is there now and said the guy that lives across the street mowed the lawn three days ago!  It snowed the next day, and now they're calling for 50's by this weekend.  Freaking strange.
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