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New Familiar distribution for iPAQ Pocket PC available
Posted on 16-Nov-2003 10:44 | Tags Filed under: News


New Familiar distribution for iPAQ Pocket PC available
The Familiar Project is composed of a group of loosely knit developers all contributing to creating the next generation of PDA OS. Currently, most of their development time is being put towards producing a stable, and full featured Linux distribution for the HP iPAQ series of handheld computers, as well as apps to run on top of the distribution.

Currently Familiar's Linux distribution supports some of the following key features:

  • Entirely based on XFree86's/keithp's Tiny-X server, which includes the latest RENDER extension.
  • Anti-Aliased True-Type Font support in rxvt-aa, matchbox, and fltk (this is extended to any X application using the Xft APIs).
  • Dropbear sshd included by default.
  • The latest releases include JFFS2 support, which enables you to have read/write access to the iPAQ's Flash.
    Integrated Python v2.3 w/ PyGtk and PyGDKImlib.
  • Binary and Library compatible w/ Debian's ARM distribution. In most cases, programs (as long as their dependencies are met) can be taken from Debian and executed on the iPAQ w/out issue.
  • Full package support based on ipkg.
  • Many system programs are implemented using busybox, saving much space.

    The current software release versions are:
  • Familiar Project Linux v0.7.2 for the iPAQ H3100,H3600,H3700,H3800,H3900,H5400, and H5500 series





  • More information: http://familiar.handhelds.org...
    Download: http://familiar.handhelds.org/#download...




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