|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 Voyage
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
|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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