Hi, Valentin I just installed Familiar and it's working fine. However, I noticed that the Blackdown JRE1.3 is about 12MB big. Does it mean I have to install it on a CF card since mine iPaq has only 32MB RAM? But if I use a CF, where do I put my wireless card? Do I have to get a dual-slot jacket? Thx.
I use a 3760 which has 64 MB of RAM and 32MB of ROM and everything's fine. If you use a CF, you have to get a dual-sleeve to be able to plug your wireless card in. What I did is little stripping of the JRE and removed some native libraries in the lib/armv4l directory, like libJdbcOdbc.so,... which allowed me to gain some room... I also modified rt.jar to include only the classes I needed. That's a risky operation, but it worked. If you do that, make sure to have a backup copy of your original JRE somewhere.
Is it possible to make a dffs2 image of JRE and put it into ROM? Since your H3700 has 32MB of ROM and Familiar may take less than half of that(I guess)? BTW: Which Windows Manager r u using? I installed ion because it's recommended. Did you try icewm or matchbox? Thanks
Joined: Aug 26, 2001
I haven't tried to make an dffs2 image of JRE but I guess it is indeed possible. I tried matchbox, blackbox and another one I can't remember the name of. I'll let you know tomorrow.
Joined: Jan 25, 2002
Since the extra space in ROM will probably just sit there idling, wouldn't it be nice for us to put some big packages in there? What about cramfs, is that also an option for us? I really like blackbox and icewm(on PC). But people told me that blackbox has problems working with xkbd and icewm is not stable. What do you think? Thank you.
Thank you for your reply to the Blackdown-jre question! I was feeling OK with ino until I saw OPIE. It was beautiful. Did you ever use that instead of X windows managers? I will give it a try if I can manage to get another iPAQ.