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Re: [vox-tech] Linux for the Palm
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Re: [vox-tech] Linux for the Palm



Pretty neat, makes me think the personal computer of the future is going to
be something like that.  Where you just carry it with you, and wander from
network to network (security permitting).

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Kendrick" <nbs@bolt.sonic.net>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Linux for the Palm


> On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 11:16:40PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > Can you run Perl?
>
> Run Perl on the Agenda?  Yes, microperl.
> On the Palm?  I doubt it.
>
>
> > How do you compile it?
>
> There's a branch of GCC which builds for the MIPS processor.
> Cross-compiling's typically pretty easy... just use a different
> spot to grab static binaries (.a's) and use the MIPS-targetted compiler
> and linker.
>
>
>
> > How do you SSH to another unix machine?
>
> On the commandline (eg, running the "Terminal" app. on the Agenda...
> it's just RXVT, which launches your shell... you can use SH, BASH or ASH,
> or others if you wish to install them (TCSH is available.. I forget
> what else)), just type:
>
>   ssh username@host
>
> :)  Just like any other Linux/Unix box.
>
>
> > You don't have a NIC on a PDA,
> > maybe you can use the IR port, or a modem?
>
> Oh, you mean how do you get network to _do_ the SSH... :)
>
> Work is being done to create a 'backpack' wireless device
> (I assume cellular modem).  You can always use a host desktop machine
> via the PC's serial port and Agenda's sync cable or cradle.
>
> Start PPP from the Agenda's "Networking" app. and go from there!
> I've heard there's been success using the IR port to talk to certain
> cellphones, too!
>
> Finally, people are talking about ways to get an Ethernet port built
> for the Agenda.  So, soon, there may be a NIC on the PDAs. :)
>
> -bill!


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