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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby jodys » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:27 pm

Mark_G wrote:Hello,

Is it possible to port netsurf ?

It's working on amigoOS4, and RiscOS. I use it on my acorn risc pc, and it's fast and works very well.

http://www.netsurf-browser.org/


I have a very basic GTK build of netsurf now, but it is slow (slower that the latest seamonkey.) on my Octane/400Mhz. Before I dig deeper (and try to resolve the other issues with the GTK dependencies) can you comment on the speed on RiscOS?
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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby GeneratriX » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:08 pm

Well, here I am; filling another letter for Santa ...the case for today is: QLoud :)

I've finished to built it for Unbuntu Hardy Heron a few minutes ago, and it works like a charm. It seems the kind of app that would work very nice on middle end IRIX/MIPS boxes.

Requirements:

- QT4 ( http://trolltech.com/ ), I use 4.1.4 version,
- Qwt ( http://qwt.sourceforge.net/ ), last v. 5.0.0 shot,
- JACK ( http://jackaudio.org/ ),
- sndfile ( http://www.mega-nerd.com/libsndfile/ ),
- fftw ( http://www.fftw.org/ ).

...since I'm a bit geared towards Ubuntu, I'm not all that awared about what from all the above is already nekoware'd... but as I said, since I already have it built for Ubuntu, my next step could be to have it working on IRIX.

Anybody could point me about what could be wrong at the process? :) ...I mean; do we lack any from the above libraries, so having any unresolved dependencies? I would not jump on it if I have to build first all the pre-required packages, but I have a strong desire to get it working... so I would face a moderated quantity of issues to nekoware it! :) ...yeah, I already know how it sounds. I'm getting old and lazy... fffiiiuuuhhh!!! :roll:

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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby schleusel » Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:50 am

GeneratriX wrote:Requirements:

- QT4 ( http://trolltech.com/ ), I use 4.1.4 version,

3.3.5 and 4.3.0 are in nekoware.

- Qwt ( http://qwt.sourceforge.net/ ), last v. 5.0.0 shot,

this would have to be ported first.


and that one too. It doesn't look like it supports IRIX directly but there seems to be a backend for PortAudio (http://www.portaudio.com/), which in turn has IrixAL support - both are not in nekoware yet, though.


Both in nekoware.. you'd just have to check if the versions are current enough.

All in all it looks doable if that JACK -> PortAudio -> IrixAL chain turns out to work as expected..

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netsurf

Unread postby Mark_G » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:21 am

Hello,

I've a riscpc with a strong arm and 50MB ram.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risc_PC

Netsurf works very well, and it is fast. Very fast.
I've the impression that Netsurf on my risc is even faster than seamonkey on my fuel.

However, I've temporary stored the riscpc, due to lack of place. So, at the moment I cannot measure the render speed.

Kind regards,

Mark

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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby nekobean » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:58 am

I would love to have this compiled: Ledger. Since it is a command line app, it should be an easy job for someone with a compiler.
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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby GeneratriX » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:48 pm

schleusel wrote:
- Qwt ( http://qwt.sourceforge.net/ ), last v. 5.0.0 shot,

this would have to be ported first.


Schleusel; thanks a lot for your fast reply. It seems the Qwt would be pretty doable, and the vast majory of dependencies are already built for nekoware; so it worths the pain to put the efforts right now.

schleusel wrote:

and that one too. It doesn't look like it supports IRIX directly but there seems to be a backend for PortAudio (http://www.portaudio.com/), which in turn has IrixAL support - both are not in nekoware yet, though.

...

All in all it looks doable if that JACK -> PortAudio -> IrixAL chain turns out to work as expected..


Very smart finding!, yes, it looks like PortAudio would be the solution to glue on both things (JACK <--> IrixAL); and if I'm not wrong, there is already a short documentation for a patch to have Portaudio Alsa and Jack support

What do you think? I'll try to give it a spin as soon as possible. All the best,
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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby GeneratriX » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:40 pm

schleusel wrote:
- Qwt ( http://qwt.sourceforge.net/ ), last v. 5.0.0 shot,

this would have to be ported first.


Done! ...I have qwt-5.1.1 built now with MIPSPRO / IRIX 6.5.30, and I only need to package it... sadly, it seems I was far too much time too far from IRIXland and I could not recall how to package it for nekoware conventions. Anybody willing to help? I can tar.gz the build to transfer it to anyone else while I try to port JACK+PortAudio...

[EDIT]
configure: error: *** JACK requires GNU getopt_long

...more on getopt_long

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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby cybercow » Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:40 pm

advanced postgresql users know it well ...

http://www.pgadmin.org/download/source.php

would be nice to have the Irix port

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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby maverickbna » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:32 am

I'd like to see FreeNX - would make things great to manage my SGI systems alongside my Linux and other Unix systems.
http://freenx.berlios.de/

Also current versions of glib and gtk+ (1.0 and 2.0) - perhaps they're already in the nekoware repository?

Has there been any progress in porting snes9x, zsnes, VICE or UAE to IRIX at this point? I'd love to be able to set up my Octane or my O2 as a light emulation gaming workstation.

Once I get my system set up with either gcc or MIPSpro, I'd be willing to lend a hand in porting. This may be a while, but it will happen.

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Pidgin 2.5.1 for IRIX

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Pidgin 2.5.1 for IRIX

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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby modology » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:04 am

2D Animation software PENCIL (OpenSource)
Can someone port this?

http://www.les-stooges.org/pascal/penci ... d=Download

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Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

Unread postby hamei » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:26 am

nekobean wrote:I would love to have this compiled: Ledger. Since it is a command line app, it should be an easy job for someone with a compiler.

It required libgmp which looks like it's actually useful so I went ahead. Passed all the tests except two which looked like FFT functions which I figured your accounting software wouldn't be using.

Alas, Ledger itself got to here :

Code: Select all

cc-1674 CC: ERROR File = balance.h, Line = 41
  A parameter of abstract class type "ledger::entry_base_t" is not allowed.

            The function "ledger::entry_base_t::valid" is a pure virtual
                      function.
    balance_t(T value) {
              ^
          detected during instantiation of "ledger::balance_t::balance_t"
                    based on template argument <ledger::entry_base_t> at line
                    151 of "journal.h"

cc-1674 CC: ERROR File = balance.h, Line = 511
  A parameter of abstract class type "ledger::entry_base_t" is not allowed.

            The function "ledger::entry_base_t::valid" is a pure virtual
                      function.
    balance_pair_t(T value) : quantity(value), cost(NULL) {}
                   ^
          detected during instantiation of
                    "ledger::balance_pair_t::balance_pair_t" based on template
                    argument <ledger::entry_base_t> at line 151 of "journal.h"

2 errors detected in the compilation of "binary.cc".

before it quit. Maybe someone smarter than I can go forward.

In the meantime I have LedgerSMB running on an O2. You could do that. A little more complicated but maybe more versatile also. A lot of prerequs tho.

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Dillo 2.0 released

Unread postby Dubhthach » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:28 am

I see Dillo 2.0 has been released, they've fully ported it to FTLK from GTK+1, supposdly uses "half the memory" of previous version:
http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS3205239546.html

Be nice if the nekoware gods could provide a port for us mere mortals.
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Re: Dillo 2.0 released

Unread postby ChristTrekker » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:47 am

If FTLK2 will build, I'd imagine Dillo2 itself would be a piece of cake.

I've built this on my (old, slow) Linux box at home, and it's quick enough to be somewhat usable remotely while I am at work. :!: IIRC, the old Dillo fell below what I'd consider acceptable in that situation.
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Request: port "Dmenu (GNU)"

Unread postby modology » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:05 pm

Hi guys, I am trying to switch from 4dwm and DWM(suckless.org). The main component of DWM is Dmenu. Can someone with MIPSPro Compiler help me compiling Dmenu? I could have tried with GCC but I guess the program performance would be faster with mips pro.
This is a website of dmenu:
http://www.suckless.org/programs/dmenu.html

Thank you so much


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