Squeak chugging by on the Zaurus SL-5500
mgomes21 at cox.net
Tue Aug 27 04:05:56 UTC 2002
John Carey wrote:
> Hello Squeakers,
> Being the proud new owner of a Zaurus SL-5500 (the deal at Linux World was
> too good to pass), I have been looking for an appropriate VM. I nearly
> spent last weekend building one myself. Thank goodness my wife had other
> more useful things for me to do. Anyway, I know that there is a VM
> available for the Japanese version of the Zaurus, but I wasn't aware that
> there existed one for my machine.
> How and where can I get this? I would love to Squeak on my Zaurus.
> Thanks in advance,
It would seems that "zaurus" is Japanese for "doohicky", because Sharp
attached that to a rather wide range of marginally related handhelds.
Those other systems use WinCE or OS/9 or something, while the US model has
some wierd variant of Multics ;) .
All the pointers you should need are on the swiki at
http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/2688 . This is merely a duct tape job,
and requires quite a few clicks to start up the VM. There are quite a few
caveats that go with it, like the total inability to type in [blocks].
Before you build a native VM, be aware that the free QTopia SDK is
available for *GPL* use. The commercial use SDK costs $200 USD.
Finally, put http://www.zauruszone.com/howtos/ and
http://www.killefiz.de/zaurus/ in your bookmarks. These pages are
essential to the life of your Zaurus. Share and Enjoy!
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