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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2003 8:12 pm    Post subject: Gentoo on the Zaurus..... Reply with quote

I was wondering if there are any plans to port gentoo too the Sharp Zaurus? Every computer under my possesion runs gentoo and I have nothing but great things to say. My Zaurus is the only linux device I'm not pleased with, the potential is there, but both the stock os and OpenZaurus fall short of the potential greatness of the Zaurus. I'm by no means a developer but I think all it needs is a portage tree of it's own with packages that actually work, the hardware factor is relatively simple(compared to the variety of the pc, alpha, ppc etc.....) and I was hoping to see if anyone else shared the desire to see a port for the Zaurus, whether it be in the form of vocal support or actual resources to commit......
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2003 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What architecture/processor does the Zaurus use?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2003 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARM

And you can go to #gentoo-arm@freenode to check out the latest developments.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CPUs vary between models: That thing everybody calls a Zaurus for short is the SL-5500, sporting a StrongARM SA-1100. The Japanese models and the future SL-5600 use the new Xscale CPUs. Here's a chart that has them all:
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Japanese models   International models  CPU
---------------   --------------------  ---
no equivalent     SL-5000D              SA-1100
no equivalent     SL-5500               SA-1100
no equivalent     SL-5500G              SA-1100
SL-A300           no equivalent         PXA210
SL-B500           SL-5600               PXA250
SL-C700           no equivalent         PXA250
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:23 am    Post subject: If you are interested, look at openembedded.org Reply with quote

Basically OZ(OpenZaurus) is going from Z only to other embedded devices (currently runs on ipaq as well as Z) and becoming open

The community is looking for a package management system to replace/succede plain old ipkg. Frankly people like the idea of portage, but a couple of things about it really need to be improved (knowing what the heck a cross-compiler is for one thing, and better handling of binary packages (most people aren't crazy like me and have gcc on thier Zs)) But pretty much it's the cross-compiler awareness holding back gentoo on the Z.

Additionally, check out #openzaurus and #openembedded on freenet.
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