I make the source and binary packages for different platforms available.
The packages are in different folders according to the platform or
distribution. They might not be always up to date. You can also check out
the "src" directory to get the sources.
URL for apt
You can also just add a line to the pda repository to your ipkg system:
Familiar: src x11 http://gige.xdv.org/pda/release/familiar
OpenZaurus: src x11 http://gige.xdv.org/pda/release/openzaurus
pdaxrom: src cacko-unstable http://gige.xdv.org/pda/release/pdaxrom
In order to install PDa on your PDA, you need to install a Linux distribution
on your device first.
Pdaxrom is a distribution for the Zaurus clamshell models. I have a C860, so
this description applies to that.
First I installed pdaxrom "stable" release 1.1.0beta1. With the ipkg tool
one can install additional libraries to the device, but first put a valid
repository line in /etc/ipkg.conf:
src cacko-unstable http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/pdaxrom/download/1.1.0beta1/Zaurus-7x0-860/feed
is what I used. The do a ipkg update, ipkg install tcl, ipkg install tk
Fetch the PDa version for pdaxrom and install it by hand (ipkg install pda_xx.ipk).
Comes already with Linux and X-windows, just browse with the device builtin webbrowser to the maemo directory in the download link. Click on the package and the rest should be automatic.
angstrom (openembedded based) distribution
This distribution is supposed to replace some distributions like openzaurus and
probably familiar. TODO: check how to install PDa on these.
The ipk packages format
"ipk" packages are the packages that are commonly used and are similar to
Debian's "deb" format or "rpm". Effectively they are "tar.gz" files, that
bundle the software as it should be installed on your device.
This means, if your distribution does not support ipk packages, you can still
install these by unpacking with tar (or ar).
e.g ar x puredata-a_0.2.ipk
Will give you two files, one is the software (data.tar.gz) and the other
is the meta information (control.tar.gz). The data.tar.gz contains the
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