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Varti

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The future of ELSI
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:12:39 am »
Hi,

as you probably know, ELSI (www.elsix.org) has been offline since some years now. I have checked on the Ibiblio server, and apparently the account has been deleted, probably due to missing maintenance and/or lack of feedback from the admins. I have now contacted dz, which I believe was the account's owner, to ask him if he has been contacted by the server admins for the matter. I'll try to get a mirror of the account and the database (from ibiblio if necessary), so that at least we don't lose any data.

Regarding the future of the site, my idea was to install a new web interface to host all the data from ELSI, a local copy of all the archives I manage to find, plus the feeds and webpage mirrors I'm collecting, in order to have a central repository for all the software for Zaurus and other, similar devices. I'd take a look at what free PHP file portals are available, and modify it if necessary to suit our needs. I'd keep the name ELSI (Embedded Linux Software Linux), since I'd be targetting the Zaurus and other devices (we already host here an OpenSimpad feed, for example). I'll ask if it will be possible to reopen the account, and if we'll get it up again I'll try to put the old ELSI back online in the meanwhile.

Here's a mirror of the first page of ELSI on archive.org, in case you'd like to see how it looked like:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160112003201/http://elsix.org/

Stay tuned.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 08:35:50 am »
Just got a reply from dz, unfortunately he doesn't have any backup of it, I'll now ask ibiblio if they have one themselves.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 08:33:03 am »
Quote from: Varti
Just got a reply from dz, unfortunately he doesn't have any backup of it, I'll now ask ibiblio if they have one themselves.

Varti


Hey, has ibiblio answered yet? maybe i have some files in my own backup from ELSI... (mostly for the SL-5500G)
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 10:34:19 am »
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Just got a reply from dz, unfortunately he doesn't have any backup of it, I'll now ask ibiblio if they have one themselves.

Varti


Hey, has ibiblio answered yet? maybe i have some files in my own backup from ELSI... (mostly for the SL-5500G)
No, not yet. Thanks for your offer, I'll see in the meanwhile what I can retrieve from the archive.org mirror, if I'll have some missing links I'll ask

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