|09-29-2008, 07:09 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Device: iLiad V2 and DR1000S (OMG)
3rd party software from iLiad to DR1000?
Still I am deciding if I shall buy the DR1000 or not (or lets say, I try to be more patient )
One question is: Will it be easy to port the existing iLiads 3rd party Software to the new DR1000? Or will it need completely new approach?
I like the 3rd party software very much (Abiword, emel, Wiki etc.) and ask myself if it will take a long time to port them for DR1000...
Maybe someone who is porting can say more.
Thanks very much!
P.S.: Tribble, do you hear us calling from the deepness of the Internet?
|09-29-2008, 09:22 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
From the FAQ:
We will know more when the SDK, and the source code for the Open Source software that is on the DR1000, is released.
|09-29-2008, 11:18 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Boston, MA
Device: Windows Phone7, Kindle Fire
If you believe iRex then it should be very difficult. They are saying the two systems are so different that the earlier decision to upgrade older Liad readers will not happen. They maybe using more low level calls than third party applications but this might be an indication of what to expect. If it is easy to port old applications then one might wonder why they are abandoning the iLiad platform. Maybe some application developers can pipe in to agree or dispute my assumption. Or as wallcraft suggested it might be too early to tell.
|09-29-2008, 12:24 PM||#4|
Addicted to Porting
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Device: iRex iLiad, Nokia 770, Samsung i760
I suspect the screen refresh procedures have changed. I'll take a look at the SDK when it's released to see how much work it will be to port iLiad apps to the DR.
It also has a different processor, so code will likely need to be recompiled.
|09-29-2008, 02:45 PM||#6|
Join Date: May 2007
Device: iRex iLiad, DR800SG
|09-29-2008, 05:36 PM||#7|
Pac-Man catched my iLiad.
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Germany; next to Baltic Sea
Device: 1st gen iRex iLiad with 2nd ed. battery/case
Please don't buy DR1000, if you wanna use 3rd party software with GUI. You will need at least a DR1000S [wacom, stylus].
The interface got a shift from a icon toolbar/stylus based [iLiad] to menu-based [DR] environment.
Do you know how to enable functions like zooming in the iLiad pdf viewer w/o a stylus? There is none! [EDIT: Ok, it is in unofficial ipdf only]
On the DR you press the menu button and select the fuction with arrow keys/stylus [S/SW only].
How do you port an app which has an exclusive mouse input to DR which has no mouse input [DR1000 only]?
It is much easier to ignore all DR1000 users instead of bothering with a solution. ;-(
It is not clear whether we get any USB-keyboard attached. Imho the mini-usb won't work. It's not a master. This "ipod like connector" is obscure. Bluetooth should work maybe.
As Adam said "refresh procedures" will differ.
Management of buttons input: is there still a "contentlister" which collects all input as a "black box" and tunnels it to the running app?
Last edited by yokos; 09-29-2008 at 05:41 PM.
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