[PD] PDA suggestions

Alexandre Matheson amatheso at alcor.concordia.ca
Fri Apr 1 02:27:50 CEST 2005

This is more than helpfull, Thank you very much.

Quoting derek holzer <derek at x-i.net>:

> howdy,
>  > I had the feeling you would be the first one to reply on this subject
> Maybe just 'cause I'm pretty deep into it myself right now ;-)
>  > do you run familiar on the Ipaq or is there a better option?
> Yes, I'm running Familiar 0.8.1 right now. Again, see my install notes 
> for details. There are some idiosyncracies in the audio that should be 
> resolved in 0.8.2 (namely no ALSA support!)
> http://iem.kug.ac.at/mailinglists/pd-list/2005-03/026706.html
> There is another distro called Intimate for Ipaq that uses all standard 
> Debian ARM packages, but it is pretty much dead in the water for more 
> than a year, so kernel support for newer Ipaqs isn't really there. I'm 
> curious myself how easy it would be to include Debian repositories in 
> the list of package sources for Familiar. They are supposed to be 
> compatible, but I don't know what kind of a mess the dependencies will 
> become. I'll look into it soon.
> Sometimes I wished there was a good Gentoo for ARM... big problem would 
> be how to actually compile anything in less than 5 years on an Ipaq! 
> There are technically Gentoo-ARM and Gentoo-embedded trees, and a Gentoo 
> netboot, but it's barely wearing it's first pair of shoes:
> http://dev.gentoo.org/~vapier/arm/
> See also:
> http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-8090.html
> http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=1341859
> and Gentoo for Zaurus, if you are really a Gentoo junkie:
> http://gentooforzaurus.opensistemas.com/
> http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-124018.html
> The core of Familiar is Open Embedded, which may be less "user friendly" 
> than Opie or GPE Familiar, but more flexible:
> http://www.openembedded.org/
> More ARM info:
> http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
> And another kind of ARM portable is here:
> http://arm.org/portable.htm
> ;-)
> I think this new development of ARM as a standard for portable computing 
> is really exciting, as we can expect loads of PDAs, mobile phones, game 
> units and other stuff to be using this processor in the near future. 
> Whatever ground gets broken now for "reclaiming" it with Linux and 
> running stuff like PDa on it sets a real precedent for what is possible 
> later on as far as mobile multimedia. Rock on!
> best,
> derek
> -- 
> derek holzer ::: http://www.umatic.nl
> ---Oblique Strategy # 52:
> "Do nothing for as long as possible"
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Alexandre Matheson

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