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[Pan-devel] Re: Suggesting additional enhacements & a maemo port

From: Anuj Verma (Kevin)
Subject: [Pan-devel] Re: Suggesting additional enhacements & a maemo port
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 06:41:55 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: pan 0.120 (Plate of Shrimp)

On Sat, 20 Jan 2007 04:47:48 +0000, Duncan wrote:

> "Anuj Verma (Kevin)" <address@hidden>
> posted address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Sat, 20 Jan 2007
> 02:48:32 +0000:
>> Pop-out message screen will be more useful for a situation of small
>> display and for full screen focus at-times.
> It sounds as if you aren't yet aware of pan's tabbed interface mode, which
> puts the three main window panes on tabs, thereby making them nearly
> full-window.  Try it. =8^)

Awesome, full of charm !

> IMO, that's why we haven't seen too many requests for a separate message
> window.  On my dual 1600x1200 workstation monitors, I regularly run pan
> full-screen on one, so don't use tabbed mode a lot myself, but I just
> tried it with the window resized to 800x480, and it seemed to work quite
> well.  (Pan does need a full 800 px width for the toolbar, it appears, but
> you have that on the hardware you have in mind.)

Discard pop-out request :-)

>> Platform port request:
>> Soon I will be owning a Nokia Internet tablet device N800, I will love
>> to have this application ported there. Though I am not a developer
>> myself I am not sure how much effort it will be other than compiling and
>> packaging, but seems it is easy to do.
>> Nokia Linux devices are based on Maemo, and I feel good to share this
>> thought across with you all, so if any of you can and will like help
>> this vision will be full of joy for a user like me.
> Checking your link, maemo seems to be X/GTK+ based, and so is pan, so
> there's a reasonable chance it'll just need a recompile to the CPU arch in
> question, no further porting effort required.  The Wp maemo link you
> provided lists the crosscompiler used, so you may be able to install that
> and compile pan directly, even as a user.  My guess is that if there's an
> issue, it's likely to be memory architecture and management, and whether
> it fits in the available memory at all or not.  I'm not sure how much of
> that is handled by the already on the platform gtk and other libraries and
> how much by pan itself, and I'm neither a dev nor a user with a lot of
> embedded platform experience, so beyond that is pretty much beyond me.
> If it were me, I'd certainly have a go at it, using the mentioned
> cross-compiler, and see what happened.  The worst that can happen is that
> you fail with an error that's beyond you to fix, and for which you can't
> seem to get any help, but it might "just work", too.  You never know until
> you try. =8^)

I'll look forward to read more views about Maemo port possibilities and
will positively give it a try. 

Many thanks for a very positive post response. 


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