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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2004, 03:28:18 am »
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It's the only way to do right mouse clicks in portrait mode.
Xmonobut allows switching tap behavior through a panel applet even in portrait mode.
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2004, 03:47:37 am »
I'd like the possibility to easily select different backlight level/ screen off/suspend
settings depending on my usage (something like profiles), not just by the presence
/non presence of the ac adapter, e.g. when using the zaurus as an mp3 player in my
car, the backlight can go of after some seconds/minutes, but the zaurus should
not suspend. But if surfing on my couch with wifi, the suspend after a short
time of inactivity is surely appreciated.

This could then be automated (not a wish for the rom) by binding such profiles
to running applications or availability of specific devices.

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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2004, 04:12:32 am »
Hi :-)

Thanks very much for pdaXrom ... thanks to all developers and testers :-)

I'm missing some point in package manager ...
- upgrade button / option ... like "ipkg upgrade"
- better error messages if "no more memory free"
- see how much memory the package will use after / while installation
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RC6 ... I there a new RC6 ? I saw it in many signatures of the posts ...

Thanks
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2004, 05:27:30 am »
RC6 is only out for betatesting at the moment - its not yet stable and we wan't to implement many of the features your requesting :-)
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2004, 07:45:44 am »
My suggestions:

_ Support for Debian menu structure for better inter-operability between WM
(see www.handhelds.org/~nelson/menu/ for more details)

_ iceWM and other light WM in the pdaxrom feed

_ The keyboard focus should get back to the desktop when it is the only windows displayed. I can't get back to it using Control + TAB. Must click.

_ Applications group names should be taken from the following list:

Accessibility
System/Servers
System/Kernel and hardware
System/Libraries
System/XFree86
System/Fonts/Console
System/Fonts/True type
System/Fonts/Type1
System/Fonts/X11 bitmap
System/Base
System/Configuration/Hardware
System/Configuration/Packaging
System/Configuration/Networking
System/Configuration/Printing
System/Configuration/Boot and Init
System/Configuration/Other
System/Internationalization
Development/Kernel
Development/Databases
Development/Perl
Development/Python
Development/C
Development/C++
Development/Java
Development/GNOME and GTK+
Development/KDE and Qt
Development/Other
Sciences/Astronomy
Sciences/Biology
Sciences/Chemistry
Sciences/Computer science
Sciences/Geosciences
Sciences/Mathematics
Sciences/Physics
Sciences/Other
Communications
Databases
Editors
Emulators
Games/Adventure
Games/Arcade
Games/Boards
Games/Cards
Games/Puzzles
Games/Sports
Games/Strategy
Games/Other
Toys
Archiving/Compression
Archiving/Cd burning
Archiving/Backup
Archiving/Other
Monitoring
Sound
Graphics
Video
Networking/File transfer
Networking/IRC
Networking/Instant messaging
Networking/Chat
Networking/News
Networking/Mail
Networking/WWW
Networking/Remote access
Networking/Other
Office
Publishing
Terminals
Shells
File tools
Text tools
Graphical desktop/GNOME
Graphical desktop/Icewm
Graphical desktop/FVWM based
Graphical desktop/KDE
Graphical desktop/Sawfish
Graphical desktop/WindowMaker
Graphical desktop/Enlightenment
Graphical desktop/Other
Books/Howtos
Books/Faqs
Books/Computer books
Books/Literature
Books/Other

_ People should roll up their sleeve and begin to contribute to pdaXrom feed (As people say, ... heu you first)

_ All binary packages must have there corresponding source packages in an extra feed. It would be better to do it like any other distro and only submit source code (and then build package internally)

_ In fact, I would love to see Mandrake rules or Debian rules here. Certainly for 1.2.

_ Someone already working on a developpement documentation for pdaXrom? A kind of What Where How documentation? (I'm not talking about pdaXrom team because they are already enough bother but I'm talking to you the reader)

_ Someone has time to help people to build a QtopiaX11 with nice icons, better document handling and better customisable desktop for pdaXrom?

_ Hey guys! Where is my French keyboard? Where are the annoying French accents? Someone know the name of a tools that would let us change the default X11 and console keyboard mapping so everyone could use it (even if the extra chars are displayed on the keyboard). Same thing for other languages. And GPE virtual keyboard support other languages too.

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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2004, 07:51:20 am »
I love RC5 so far, thanks for all the efforts, keep on going

What I would like to have is a lot of money and alarms in KOPI

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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2004, 10:41:47 am »
The thing that always bugged me is the screen "flickering". Not sure how fixable it is thought from the w100 hack. Or if fixable at all.
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2004, 01:54:16 pm »
Requests for games, shoutcast, etc are all important, and I want those things too, but they're not things the pdaXrom dev team should be working on.  You guys should be focused on the system as a platform for running apps.  The rest of us should be stepping up to the plate to write apps for the platform (Thanks to the few who have already started on this...maybe over thanksgiving I can get my crosscompiler set up and join you)

The most important thing that I'm missing is support for my external keyboard (pockettop).
However, I'm not sure if that should be a feature of the OS or if it would be better implemented as an application.  If the framework is already in place to allow for external keyboards (IR) and other input devices (USB mice and keyboards for when the RATOC card works), then I think you should not worry about it and let someone else implement the code for specific devices.

The other thing that irks me is the click-and-hold rightclick.  Sometimes it's really nice.  Sometimes it is too troublesome.  Since it sounds like the functionality is implemented as a patch to TSLIB, this probably is something you guys should work on.  

A nice little app that lets you turn that functionality on and off (via clicking a taskbar applet or one of the useless keyboard keys) would be a good start. Basically, a cross between how it works now, and how xmonobut worked.  A mode for left click, right click, center click, and leftlick-hold-for-right-click in an app like xmonobut would be ideal to me.

I do think you should work on support for the other zauruses (Even though I don't have one), but I also think that should wait until you've got 1.1.0 finalized.   I imagine the changes involved would justify a major change in version number, not a change from 1.1.0 RC6 to 1.1.0 RC7.  Once we've got 1.1.0 Final out, then we should start discussing other Zauruses.

Another thing that I think should be worked on after 1.1.0 is final is an attempt to get software designed for sharp roms working on pdaXrom.  But I think that supporting other zaurus models (especially the 6000 and the new clamshell) is more important.

Thanks again to the pdaXrom team for giving us such a great platform!
« Last Edit: October 27, 2004, 02:01:01 pm by Vanguard »

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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2004, 07:54:21 pm »
The most important thing for me is the Input Method. XIM or IIIMF support is the best stuff.

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« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2004, 07:54:43 pm »
I had forgotten until I saw it mentioned, but audible alarms from Ko/Pi are the most important fix for me--I need a working PDA as well as a mini laptop.

Also, it'd be nice to have an ipkg of VMware so I could run Windows 2003 as an application terminal server for some thin clients.  And still the transforming into a giant robot thing.

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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2004, 08:30:16 pm »
i'd like to echo the qpdf2 idea. reading pdf docs is very important and xpdf just doesnt do a good job.

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« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2004, 10:41:06 pm »
I'd like to add my thanks for the fantastic ROM. My 860 was disappointing me greatly until I installed RC5... now I dig it the most.

The additions to pdaXrom that would make me happiest would be:

* Better, more complete build of mplayer.

* Good RSS reader.

* System Tool applet for keyboard / silkscreen button / side button remapping.

* More in-built hardware support (Zaurus AirCable, RATOC CFU1, Symbol 802.11, TRENDnet CF-100).

* Defaulting to and automating installation of software to SD card (ie, eliminate jiggery-pokery).

Again, I thank you for your sterling efforts!

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« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2004, 11:47:18 pm »
I would very much like to see pdaXrom have support for non-root users.  

I'm not really comfortable with a *nix OS that doesn't have the concept of 'users'.
Running as user rather than root is something I rely on to protect myself from myself.  (yes, I have actually done rm -rf / some_directory as root).  I'm sure you can come up with many other good reasons too.

Thanks,
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« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2004, 02:35:04 am »
Hi and thanks for the great rom

My wish-list:
1. much straight forward applet to adjust screen brightness
2. applet to adjust sound volume??
3. use some other nice looking lightweight WM instead of matchbox?
4. XIM support would be great too
5. and yes, qpdf2 please instead of xpdf
6. a GUI to remap keys

Thanks!

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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2004, 04:29:03 am »
Hello

First i want to think you (all the team) for this great job

My hope for the next release of pdaxrom is the contorol of font size

and style (bold ,italic...) of menus, such as App.launcher menu and

applications menus.

I think that the size is too small (and it is not Bold)

it is not easy to select by clicking in so small menu with so small fonts

(not bold!!!).



So if we can control the size & style of these fonts (same as fonts of desktop

via look and feel utilitie) it will be very great.


I noticed that :

1- qtconfig can not change the fonts of the applications and App.launcher menu

(only abiword is affected)

2- many persons have related this problem of too small fonts

3 - in the forum it explained how to change the size font of
   
    all the applications, but it is not to easy for newby
   
    it is explained that we need
   xrdb
        ~/.Xresources
   c prepocessor cpp
   to create a file ~/.Xdefaults
   .......

     all this is not too clear and not too easy for newby


to have a utilitie to control the font size of x11 applications will be great

and very helpful
 


THANKS