Talk:Port requests

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Numptyphysics is shown here: Seems to be supported already - Didn't test it yet though

The last Carrier Instant Messenger SVN change was 2 month ago, do we really need that? Isn't Pidgin enough? We should have some sort of priority system because I have the feeling that some games and apps are just added here to have a bigger list - no matter what quality the entries are. Personally I know a lot of people who use Pidgin, no-one seems to have used Carrier yet. --JayFoxRox

Well, I use Carrier. It was created because Pidgin had( has) an annoying feature that the developers in charge refused to make optional. They generally keep up with Pidgin versions, although it's one version behind at the moment. As I understand it, this is basically a list of portable apps that are wanted by at least one person from the Pandora community. It would be problematic making a "priority system". The point, I think, is for the devs to just scroll around and see if there's anything that they'd like to port. I guess one way to make a "priority system" is to have some kind of voting or something... in which case, a developer can choose some apps from here and start a poll on the GP32X forums to see which is most popular. Esn 09:17, 27 May 2009 (CEST)
P.S. You can sign your name and date with four tildes at the end of your message ~ ~ ~ ~ (but without spaces). Esn 09:20, 27 May 2009 (CEST)

Does anyone know why GemRB was removed? Esn 05:29, 7 June 2009 (CEST)

Just had a poke around, turns out GemRB is now a WIP courtesy of Adventus. ;-) We need to (somehow) encourage people to use the Summary box when making changes! Gruso 23:27, 7 June 2009 (CEST)

I added a bunch of stuff to the list, I hope it can be interesting to some people. But it's a pain to order the list alphabetically, any form of automatize the proccess? Timofonic 19:43, 2 January 2010 (MET)

You could enter everything in willy-nilly and sort by the name column, but that would make it really difficult for editors to find something, as well as looking messy for anyone who doesn't click on the little square above the column. Best to leave it as is, I think. Esn 15:13, 5 July 2010 (MEST)

Why were almost all emulators replaced with MESS?

This edit seems odd to me. Does MESS really do the best job at emulating ALL of those systems? Won't some emulators run quicker on a system with limited resources such as the Pandora? Esn 08:34, 19 September 2010 (MEST) Maplesugarlover(sorry for date being off) well some emulators were for systems we already had like nes and such. Then there were obscure Japanese emulators that only ran on windows. Then there was a mainframe emulator.There were also calculator emulators and those are covered by mess. Really mess covers many systems and it could still run faster. There are still things like using the neon to speed up sdl that evildragon hasn't implemented yet.

Game engines

I don't get why they were all deleted. If they had no right being here, why had they stayed up so long with no objections from anyone?

Maybe you're right, but I'd like to hear what others think. Also, who says that the list is only for "things that can be a PND"? Esn 04:09, 3 November 2010 (MET)

Game engine can be put in a PND. GemRB is a game engine allowing to play 4 games and is in a PND... This should stay here IMHO --Sebt3 01:17, 4 November 2010 (MET)


I'm sorry for removing some of your useful edits with this, but you keep removing stuff that I object to removing even after I have repeatedly stated my reasons, and providing no justification. Please remember that this is a wiki, not your personal site, and many people have added things here that YOU may not think need to be ported, but that doesn't matter, because THEY do, and if you think you know better than them, you're going to at least have to provide your reasons and convince others that you're right. Otherwise, we're just going to have edit wars and this will get ugly fast. Esn 00:56, 4 November 2010 (MET) Maplesugarlover 15:20, 6 November 2010(date's off)i'll add engines back

Thank you for adding remarks back, also. Esn 03:35, 4 November 2010 (MET)

I undid the Nov. 23 edit because 1) I don't understand why an addressbook is unneeded. 2) KToon has features that Pencil does not, and vice versa. Just because a program is in the same category certainly doesn't mean that it can do all the same things! Esn 05:04, 25 November 2010 (MET)

Also, just in general, you have a tendency of removing programs in the same category if there's another program that you like better. What's the point? Isn't that like saying there's no point of porting Chrome if Firefox is already ported, for example? Everybody has their own preferences. Programs always have some feature differences, and for some people feature X is more important, while for someone else feature Y.

For example, look here, and you'll see that Frostwire/LimeWire (which you replaced with gtk-gnutella) actually has more features. Esn 05:19, 25 November 2010 (MET)

I removed rubrica as I thought it made more sense to do things on an app by app basis . Like having email contacts in email and im stuff in pidgin and birthdays in a calender rather than having a central app,that does it. I thought on a system like the pandora it made sense to have gtk-gnutella rather than frostwire as frostwire is way slower and do you really need chat in gnutella. Also it does bittorent but we have transmission already. Hey, I'll do what you say. I just wish more stuff got ported.Maplesugarlover 18:24, 25 November 2010 (MET)

Hey, you may be right - I'm just figuring that maybe if someone added something, they had a good idea for wanting it instead of another thing. This would actually be a perfect thing to mention in the "remarks" section; if gtk-gnutella would be faster, say that in the remarks so that it might influence coders who're deciding which one of them to port. Esn 22:04, 25 November 2010 (MET)

Remote Administration

In this video Remmina seems to work good. Does PuTTY have some big feature that Remmina doesn't ? could PuTTY be removed? Maplesugarlover 02:35, 26 November 2010 (MET)

I'm not sure, as I don't use either. I've found a list of features of PuTTY here and Remmina here. It seems to have some differences. But again, I don't use either program. Esn 03:37, 26 November 2010 (MET)
PuTTY is for tty connections, like ssh, telnet, serial ports, etc. Remmina seems to be primarily for graphical remote administration. I use PuTTY on Windows, but it's less useful on Linux since there are usually programs for ssh and telnet preinstalled already (even on the Pandora, I think) and you can do serial port stuff with minicom (available through opkg). --Cheese 07:43, 9 December 2010 (MET)

Dead projects

I looked at the Kolourpaint website and the project appears to be dead. No updates since 2007 and on source forge it says This is currently abandonware. In a case like this what should I do ? There really aren't any close replacements. The best I could find was GrafX2 Maplesugarlover 03:14, 27 November 2010 (MET)

Why does it matter if it's recently updated or not? If it's a working program... I mean, lots of games are now "dead" as in no longer updated - doesn't mean they're bad games. Esn 07:44, 27 November 2010 (MET)

Good point. There are no longer updated games so it doesn't make sense to delete an no longer updated app Maplesugarlover 15:44, 27 November 2010 (MET)


Stuff that could be removed






Just making a list as if I removed stuff it might cause an edit war.Maplesugarlover 01:19, 9 December 2010 (MET)