Re: Web site promoting open hardware?

2009-09-12 Thread John Sullivan
Stefan Monnier monn...@iro.umontreal.ca writes:

 While looking for new hardware, I noticed that all the open hardware
 I know, I discovered it by accident while reading some mailing-list.

 Is there a web site somewhere that kind of centralizes this info to try
 and make it easier for openness-conscious consumers to find
 appropriate hardware?  Of course, there are various notions of open
 hardware, so there might be parts of the site for hardware-hackers, for
 example, but I'm more interested in a web-site for end-users.  Also it
 might include hardware that is not itself open source, but where the
 company states a clear commitment to Free Software principles.

 I.e. a site that links to things like Openmoko, Qi, AlwaysInnovating,
 maybe Lemote, OpenPandora, ...

 Any hint?


 Stefan

http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/Freest_hardware_comparisons has been
developing for a bit.

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Re: Finger Friendly chess program

2009-03-18 Thread John Sullivan
Leonti Bielski prishe...@gmail.com writes:

 Hello!

 I'm looking for chess application to play on my FR.
 What choices do I have?

 Right now I have fltk-chess installed, but it is not finger-friendly
 (board is not resized).


I've been happy with Xboard.

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Re: [Debian] e17 screen lock

2009-03-01 Thread John Sullivan
Marco Trevisan (TreviƱo) m...@3v1n0.net writes:

 John Sullivan ha scritto:
 So, I build e17 from svn and use it with illume on Debian.
 
 By default, the e screen locking function goes to a password lock, which
 obviously isn't good for the FR. I know that on SHR using illume this
 instead goes to a simpler lock mechanism that can be unlocked just by
 pushing a button or whatever. 
 
 Can anyone suggest how I can get behavior like this instead of the
 password lock? 

 Go in enlightenment configuration - Input - Key bindings -
 Keycode-177 define it as Simple Desktop Lock.

Brilliant, thanks.

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Re: Finger friendly browse keyboard

2009-02-28 Thread John Sullivan
Pander pan...@users.sourceforge.net writes:

 Hi all,

 Someone mentioned a finger friendly browse keoyboard, and I just could
 not resist making one myself. the result is here:
   http://www.opkg.org/package_144.html


Nice, is there any way to remove the box that usually shows the words
that are being typed at the top? Since no words are being typed, that'd
be a nice way to save space, but I guess if it were easy to remove it
you would have done so already.

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[Debian] e17 screen lock

2009-02-28 Thread John Sullivan
So, I build e17 from svn and use it with illume on Debian.

By default, the e screen locking function goes to a password lock, which
obviously isn't good for the FR. I know that on SHR using illume this
instead goes to a simpler lock mechanism that can be unlocked just by
pushing a button or whatever. 

Can anyone suggest how I can get behavior like this instead of the
password lock? 

Thanks,
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Re: [debian] Illume won't show any icons

2009-02-12 Thread John Sullivan
Marcel tan...@googlemail.com writes:

 Hello,

 I have a fresh e17/illume running under debian, but Illume doesn't display 
 any 
 program entries although there are plenty in /usr/share/applications. I know 
 there are issues with categories since Illume doesn't display all of them, 
 but a known working one was/is Applications (with an 's'). This workaround 
 doesn't work for me, I have Applications as Category but the entry still 
 doesn't appear.
 How may I fix this?

Do you have a menu file installed?

http://wjsullivan.net/git/?p=freerunner.git;a=blob_plain;f=illume-applications.menu;hb=HEAD

is what I use, extracted from a tar that raster put out at some point.

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Re: New Default Illume Keybd Layout

2009-01-25 Thread John Sullivan
Brock awwa...@thelackthereof.org writes:

 I extracted it and dropped it into place to work in debian. I've been
 using it for several days and like this layout quite a bit... I threw in
 a fuzz factor of 60 for sloppy slapping the keyboard, works great.


Same here, on Debian. Haven't tried the fuzz factor yet but we'll see.

But something I've been meaning to look into for a while -- the font
used for the letters on the keys and for the word suggestions above the
keyboard is very very small. Is there an interface to set that somewhere
or do I need to edit the theme file? It's a bigger font on SHR and FSO.

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Re: FrogPad Freerunner

2009-01-18 Thread John Sullivan
Thomas Markus thomas.mar...@phil.uu.nl writes:

 On 1/17/09 12:39 AM, Braydon Fuller wrote:
 Has anybody had any experience with this keyboard?

 http://www.frogpad.com/
 http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/6c82/zoom/


 My girlfriend is using one at work all the time and likes it a lot. It 
 takes some time to get used to though. It takes about 2 to 3 weeks to 
 get up to speed again, but learning dvorak is probably harder :)

 I'm also considering one in combination with a FR on the road for text 
 entry. Haven't tested it though, but it's just a regular USB-keyboard so 
 it should work just fine.

I'm using the bluetooth frogpad with my FR. Works great. It's a little
bulkier than I expected though, and it's not very useful unless you're
sitting down.

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