IpaqZaurus July 19, 2006Posted by Florian in GPE, World.
Sometimes i am really happy what OpenEmbedded can do for us… after adding some iPAQ specific bits to the OpenZaurus 354x branch i was able to build a GPE based OpenZaurus 18.104.22.168 filesystem image for the iPAQ h3900 platform. It is expected to work on all h39xx and h5xxx iPAQ models. I tested it successfully on a h5550. There are some rough edges but for for just moving a distribution to a new platform its quite impressive. Compared to Familiar it feels a little bit faster and its more up to date even if some of the latest GPE bits didn’t make it into the relase.
If someone is interested in trying it – i uploaded a slightly modified image and a (finally) working OZ (softfloat) toolchain to this location:
If more people are interested in this it might be worth to keep the iPAQ support in OZ up to date. Feedbacks really welcome – for chats you can catch me in #gpe and #linuxtogo at freenode.net.