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Old 11-07-2006, 01:21 PM   #1
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As an introduction to the SDK I have ported Gnu Chess and XBoard to the Iliad. The attached binaries run fine (and will play a good game against you!). Menu updates aren't quite right yet, but I'm working on it...

Installing

Copy gnuchess, gnuchessx and xboard into /usr/bin

Extract libs.tar into /usr/local/lib

Running

Run xboard to play.

Easy install?

Should I write a beginner's installer for this? If I did, would anybody use it?
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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Well done!

Of course I can't seem to get out once I'm in but I'm sure you are working on that.

Let me give you back a very simple to install version of your code (based on my x48 installer.)

It's a zip file and can be extracted in one of two places:
1. Removable media device: MMC/CF/USB stick
2. iLiad's internal memory via USB, make sure you put it someplace visible such as newspapers or books.

User needs [SHELL] hack installed, cross fingers and pray for no bricks...

Insert memory device (if you didn't use USB to iLiad's internal memory)

For internal memory press key for directory you extracted the zip into, click on "gnuchess" then click on "run.sh".

Same for external memory device, navigate to gnuchess then click on run.sh.

I think you'll agree that is much easier to install and keeps all the bits out of the limited internal system memory of the iLiad.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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Thils looks great. I'm a big chess fan.

some Qs [point of view of a dummies mind]
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User needs [SHELL] hack installed, cross fingers and pray for no bricks...
scotty, what does "[SHELL] hack installed" mean?
If I understand previous threads right, shell scripts can be run by WEP Key exploit.

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For internal memory press key for directory you extracted the zip into, click on "gnuchess" then click on "run.sh".
Why does iLiad run the sh with click on it?

to other dummies:
to mount iLiad's USB memory in Linux [my suse 9.0 doesn't automatically mount it]
Code:
mount /dev/sda /media/sda1
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:05 AM   #4
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yokos, the obvious step, after installing all the lauchi/antibrick measures in rc*.d, is to install an automatic shell execution in the registry, for .sh files to be read into /bin/sh or so.
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:11 AM   #5
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You can execute .sh's directly from ContentLister.

You can have a folder full of .sh's just waiting to be clicked via either the stylus or the up/down and select buttons. Otherwise you are very busy entering WEP keys and clicking test/download buttons.
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:04 AM   #6
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You can execute .sh's directly from ContentLister.
Yes, but not with factory settings of course.
er_registry.txt needs to get updated as described in your post #4 here.
It's hard to decide for me whether your "a" script is save & more important whether I can do in a correct way. I'm tempted to try it. Playing chess on iLiad is promising.

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Old 11-08-2006, 10:16 AM   #7
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Great!!

Now please...GnuGo!
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:22 AM   #8
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scotty1024 posted here a shellme.zip file, which you can use to change your /mnt/settings/er_registry.txt.
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I don't have Design256's source, I've just been his packager.

You'll need to go to him for updates on things like the menus, exit button and furiously blinking LED.

I've updated the packaging to .2 version.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:10 PM   #10
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Great!!

Now please...GnuGo!
Yes!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE! That would really be cool...
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:45 PM   #11
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Yes, but not with factory settings of course.
er_registry.txt needs to get updated as described in your post #4 here.
It's hard to decide for me whether your "a" script is save & more important whether I can do in a correct way. I'm tempted to try it. Playing chess on iLiad is promising.
Yokos, I saw your work on the ipdf installers -- nice work! Feel like doing the same on GnuChess (and GnuGo), mrxvt, x48? I've already installed these programs, but I think more people will try out community-developed programs if they are really easy to install, even including icons as you did.

Or perhaps I should do it myself. Just gotta finish a few books and a game of chess first...
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Yokos, I saw your work on the ipdf installers -- nice work! Feel like doing the same on GnuChess (and GnuGo), mrxvt, x48? I've already installed these programs, but I think more people will try out community-developed programs if they are really easy to install, even including icons as you did.
Have you tried the .2 versions of the applications?

They've always been unzip and go, but the .2 versions broke new ground by introducing the icon concept along with just click n' go (no need to find run.sh and click on it.)

I'm not certain how much easier they could be made to install at this point.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:47 PM   #13
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yes I confirm

yes I confirm, Thanks for the .2 versions of all applications, so easy to get : http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Iliad_Software, so easy install, so easy to lunch et so great to use.
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Have you tried the .2 versions of the applications?

They've always been unzip and go, but the .2 versions broke new ground by introducing the icon concept along with just click n' go (no need to find run.sh and click on it.)

I'm not certain how much easier they could be made to install at this point.
Ah, no I didn't notice the 0.2 version. Will try it today (I finally found my stylus again... ). Cool!

By the way, I think the attachment links at http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Iliad_Software should be removed. They point to wrong versions and they don't work anyway -- I get an error message "Please don't hotlink to our images"...
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By the way, I think the attachment links at http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Iliad_Software should be removed. They point to wrong versions and they don't work anyway -- I get an error message "Please don't hotlink to our images"...
Well... Its a wiki so it would be handy if the mainteners of each package updated them...
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