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Old 11-13-2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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Post My next porting project really bites!

Next out of my porting pipeline will be an email application for the iLiad.

It is a port of Sylpheed Claws.

http://claws.sylpheed.org/

An unlikely sounding name but it is feature packed, yet with a small footprint, expandable via plugins and a good "fit" for the iLiad's Gnomish roots.

The plugin part means other developers can expand it to do more iLiadian things and do so from a more comfortable framework than having to do all the messy parts (installers, matchbox, erdm, etc...)

And I'm a sucker for an email application that makes this promise when you first start it up.
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:07 AM   #2
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Interesting!

Now we will be able to read our emails on the iliad aswell.

I assume it will take advantage of iliad's wi-fi. Will i be able to check POP3 email accounts with it?
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A bit more polish still to go, but I've got it refreshing and working.

It supports pop3, imap and OpenSSL for both so you are secure over WiFi at Starbucks.

With a 4GB CF card this thing can hold some serious mail boxes!
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:04 AM   #4
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BTW, Scotty,

You seem to have an application that enables you to save your screen as an image, probably with time code. Could you share a little bit about that?

Greetz,

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Old 11-14-2006, 09:31 AM   #5
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You seem to have an application that enables you to save your screen as an image, probably with time code. Could you share a little bit about that?
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It's called fbshot, hidden somewhere in one of the ipdf threads.

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Old 11-14-2006, 01:06 PM   #6
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OT rant...

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It is a port of Sylpheed Claws.

Okay, now I'm getting REALLY angry.

I've been locked out of my device for weeks now (2.7.1), I still see no move on iRex side to fix this and I'm strongly considering requesting the sources to the GPL-software they use NOW.

The whole "nanana, we might give you some sort of access some day"-attitude does not seem like a good business-decision.

Eg. I presented the iLiad at a university hospital, people where very interested in it since it runs Linux, has builtin WLAN, can be locked in an aseptic bag and still be used and they feel as if this would give them some nice options to deploy it on a project.

Well, they weren't impressed when I told them that I was locked out of the device since I was stupid enough to do a software update...
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:22 PM   #7
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you know people tend to think "Hey i spent 650 EUR on that nifty device, now I can do what I want with it". If the reality is that you can't do what you want with the device you bought, you have every right to get upset.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:47 PM   #8
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The other things I like about Sylpheed Claws are that its code is very clean, well architected and well documented.

Today I learned of yet another reason to like the code.

They found my posting here and contacted me to offer support in my porting efforts!

I like these people!

Of course this is a bit of bad news for Antartica, we've got to get his excellent tool chain updated now so I can get source patches off to them and the other projects I've been porting...
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:54 PM   #9
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Scotty, I know you already have pleanty of suggestions coming in. What about an RSS Reader? I use RSSOwl (www.rssowl.org) on my linux desktop. It's a nice (small-ish) gnome app. I'd imagine it'd fit right in on the Illiad.

Edit: Nevermind, I just realized it's a Java App, and takes up a good amount of memory when it's running. I guess it just has the appearance of being lightweight.
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:03 PM   #10
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I told them that I was locked out of the device since I was stupid enough to do a software update...
Stupid is such a strong word, and I think not very accurate. Trusting might be more appropriate...

I personally got angry when I read the posting explaining how this was a "High Priority" to fix because a wireless access support person might tell an iLiad owner to use a WEP key that would do something malicious.

Right... like any of those people even know what an iLiad is, much less want to lose their job for doing something that blatantly malicious.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:08 PM   #11
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I absolutely don't understand why they have released an SDK when they locked up my device.
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:19 AM   #12
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Scotty, I know you already have pleanty of suggestions coming in. What about an RSS Reader? I use RSSOwl (www.rssowl.org) on my linux desktop. It's a nice (small-ish) gnome app. I'd imagine it'd fit right in on the Illiad.
I had viewed RSS as being Yet Another Plugin File Format but now that you mention it, a nice small Gnomish RSS application would be popular right now...
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:13 AM   #13
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Looks pretty awesome, does it have a calendar?
Is it also possible for you to make it in landscape view?
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:14 PM   #14
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Pretty soon the reading function will be 'lost' among the great many applications.
It's not like a complain, i think it's great that we (i mean scotty and the others in the know-how) take advantage of the speedy processor, the touch screen and the (partly)closed code.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:30 PM   #15
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What I'd really like to see is a working web browser. That would make the iLiad one of the coolest limited use UMPC on the block.
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