The Opie user environment is now officially supported in Ångström, for the following devices:
- iPAQ h2200 series (h2200)
- iPAQ h3900 series (h3900)
- iPAQ h4000 series (h4000)
- iPAQ h5000 series (h5000)
- iPAQ hx4700 (hx4700)
- Zaurus SL-5600 (poodle)
- Zaurus SL-C1000 (akita)
- Zaurus SL-C3000 (spitz)
- Siemens Simpad (simpad)
Support for other machines is in the works. Read on below the fold for details.
We now have a few test kernels available for the following machines:
Booting these kernels will present you with an on-screen menu that allows you to select various boot options (CF, SD, Flash, NFS) using the joypad on your PDA. If you wanted an easy way to boot from a non-standard location, here's your chance!
See the mailinglist archives for some background info.
Angstrom 2007.12 images for iPaqs h2200, h3900, h4000, hx4700
were uploaded to the release location,
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/releases/2007.12/images/ . h5000
is expected to follow shortly after testing. For each device, following
1. Novice and intermediate users:
* x11-image LiveRamdisk
* bootmanager and x11-image ext2 image
How to use/installs these is described at
2. Advanced users:
What are those are described in Angstrom manual,
Known issues with PocketPC/WM devices support in 2007 release:
Known issues in Angstrom 2007 release (not machine-specific):
Bugs should be reported at http://bugs.openembedded.org .
I would like to thank all testers of iPaq images, especially Joshua Layne and Milan Plzik who joined to be the release testers for h2200 and h5000, and hopefully will be interested to become mentors for these devices.
For the future work, as a comaintainer of PocketPC/linux-handhelds-2.6 devices in OE, as time permits, I plan to prepare unsupported images for all devices supported by linux-handhelds-2.6, and ping known kernel maintainers to join with testing/mentorship for Angstrom. Any help with that is much
-- Paul S.