Re: E3 editor porting to ARM

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon Apr 29 2002 - 22:27:11 CEST

On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 05:14:28PM +0200, Albrecht Kleine wrote:
> Hi,
> Michele wrote (some weeks ago):
> > it is possible to compile your E3 editor for the ARM, for example:
> > for the compaq IPAQ?
> >
> > Michele
> Last week I was buying a Sharp 'Zaurus' (PDA,organizer) on ARM!
> So if your IPAQ runs on LINUX (like my 'Zaurus') I could help you
> at least with the e3c/wordstar mode on the ARM.
> Does the IPAQ runs on linux?

Ops! The iPAQ run linux in many flavor: I've (on the same compact-flash)

1) PocketLinux (Java Gui based on Kaffe)
2) Familiar 5.0 ( standard Linux 2.4.* with X-Window)
3) QT Embedded
4) GTK+

> If YES and if you are interested I'd release my e3c_for_ARM
> as a *.ipk package.
> What do you think?

I cross-compiled your e3c (C version) for the iPAQ time ago, but something was
not perfectly functional.

> PS: BTW it was not hard to cross-compile that by self, but I did
> some minor adjustments for the small terminal window.

I need e3 on the iPaq in order to develop in it, connecting a linux
console via SSH. So, if you can, keep intact the possibility to use E3
on the standard Linux console!

Can you send me the object+source? ( the .ipk is also ok).

Uhm ... since you are a such expert ASM developer, why to not experiment
on the linux framebuffer via assembler? The interface with /dev/fb0 is not
excessively complex: an open() and a couple of ioctl() on the file handle.

Example: a little screensaver in assembler, using the framebuffer.


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