Re: Looking for applications
Ajai Khattri <ajai <at> bway.net>
2003-05-05 01:25:31 GMT
On Sun, May 04, 2003 at 08:30:50PM -0400, David wrote:
> I'm busy trying to find some useful programs to use on my MobilePro 770.
> So far I've just SSH'd into my main computer and used all the
> applications there, but what is available to run on the machine itself?
> I'm looking for a nice PIM type program to enter/retrieve contact
> information, to-do lists, etc. I'm also looking for a sketchpad type
> applications to jot down diagrams and the like using the touchscreen.
> Another problem is that the programs need to be quite small in file size
> since my CF card is 71% full. The final issue is the screen size of the
> 770 is 640x240 so most programs end up off the screen. Does anyone know
> of some programs that I could try out? Thanks...
I have just finished installing NetBSD on a MobilePro 780 with a 256Mb CF
card. As you can imagine, space is at a premium here so no X, no man
pages, no text proc. tools, etc. This also means no Perl, so Ive had to
make do with tools that can use curses and don't need Perl. If you can do X
then you have more choices
My advice would be to go look through the packages and install binaries (Im
assuming you don't have the time or disk space to install pkgsrc).
What I did was install links (text curses-based browser) and then used that
to browse through the packages collection at
Each package page has binaries at the bottom - in most cases there are
hpcmips binaries available. I installed all the useful tools I could