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X on the 5500/5600
« on: October 10, 2004, 08:09:36 pm »
Every once in a while, even someone as pig-headed as I am, must admit a mistake.

When the pdaXrom first started gaining steam, several people made posts about the posability of X on the 5x00 series.  A number of people, including myself, espressed oppinions about what a tragicaly stupid idea that was.

While I can't speak for anyone else, I have to say that I now believe I was dead wrong.  Now that I've seen the GPE version of Open Zaurus 3.5.1, I finaly see the power behind X on a QVGA PDA.  

Even as terribly broken as GPE OZ is right now (first release), it's still a breath of fresh air to my Z and I would LOVE to see pdaxrom for the 5500 or some of the pdaxrom guru's lending mickeyl a hand to get GPE-Oz where ti belongs.

Just my $0.02 for the day.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2004, 06:21:01 am »
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Even as terribly broken as GPE OZ is right now (first release)

Slight overstatement....? It's certainly not that bad; in fact it seems to work ok on my 5500.

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some of the pdaxrom guru's lending mickeyl a hand to get GPE-Oz where ti belongs

Agreed, this would be great.


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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2004, 08:36:58 am »
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Every once in a while, even someone as pig-headed as I am, must admit a mistake.

When the pdaXrom first started gaining steam, several people made posts about the posability of X on the 5x00 series.  A number of people, including myself, espressed oppinions about what a tragicaly stupid idea that was.

While I can't speak for anyone else, I have to say that I now believe I was dead wrong.  Now that I've seen the GPE version of Open Zaurus 3.5.1, I finaly see the power behind X on a QVGA PDA. 

Even as terribly broken as GPE OZ is right now (first release), it's still a breath of fresh air to my Z and I would LOVE to see pdaxrom for the 5500 or some of the pdaxrom guru's lending mickeyl a hand to get GPE-Oz where ti belongs.

Just my $0.02 for the day.
It's not the X itself that poses a problem. X server alone can work on a 100x75 screen as well, with no problems.
But what is X for? For running the applications. And what applications are in pdaXrom? All the usual desktop applications... that just can not be made usable on QVGA. Some of them are actually having a hard time even on a full VGA screen.

So yes, you can run X on QVGA, but no, you can't run pdaXrom on it. Not with the usual desktop applications.