Subject: Re: Zaurus Port
To: Robert Swindells <>
From: Jaime A Fournier <>
List: port-arm
Date: 09/29/2006 16:25:52

On Fri, 29 Sep 2006, Robert Swindells wrote:

> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 20:57:38 +0100 (BST)
> From: Robert Swindells <>
> To:
> Cc:,,,
> Subject: Re: Zaurus Port
> Andrew Reilly wrote:
>> On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 00:41:57 -0400
>> Allen Briggs <> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 09:12:46PM -0500, Jaime A Fournier wrote:
>>>> Thanks I will check it out.
>>>> Should this be a new port you think? Or should
>>>> I just modify evbarm?
>>> My inclination, if it shares any hardware, would be to put it in
>>> hpcarm.  "hpc" stands for "handheld pc" (or some variation on that
>>> theme), and that fits the description of the Zaurus.
>>> Otherwise, probably a separate port.
>> Speaking of which: does the hpcarm port support any of the
>> currently available crop of handhelds?  I'd like to start a
>> personal project to turn something like the iPAQ rx1955, which is
>> cheap but has WiFi, into a remote control.  That would be a deal
>> nicer if I could do it on NetBSD, but the supported platforms on
>> the hpcarm page all look to be quite old.  I doubt that a
>> pre-XScale StrongArm system could be had, now.  Or are XScales
>> and the Samsung ARMs compatible enough?
> The iPAQ rx1955 isn't even fully supported by Linux yet.
> I'm currently working on adding support for the iPAQ 3900 to
> hpcarm. This is only slightly newer, but the main part of the work has
> been to allow multiple processor types to be referenced from
> files.hpcarm and to restructure hpcboot a bit.
> I was able to find several of the old models on eBay.
> The earlier devices have the benefit of allowing PCMCIA and CF devices
> to be used in the add-on sleeves.
> To go back to the original question, another developer was working on
> a SL-C3000 port.
Really? If so then I definately need to find out where they are at.
I will search the archives to see if I can find anything.
If you remember who it is please let me know.


> Robert Swindells