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Well I was wanting to make them selecable quicly using the dpad
And for may peoples use case, the desktop environment is plenty!;)

I do want to make clear, I am not proposing this as a defualt or standerd, I'm making this mainly for my self & for any one who wants this kind of feature! :)
I believe that the default system should be light and not filled with bloat & let the users install what they want.
Oh, I wasn't saying you had a bad idea, I just wanted to say I use the Pandora button often the way it is configured.
 

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Oh that's nice

I might still want to make a overlay for my self, but that gets rid of a lot of work!
(I want a quick select overlay thing with dpad)
I will most likely make it display notifications, unread inbox count & last SMS!

from what I have read SMS will be easy, it's just AT commands via serial

An updated badly made MSPaint depiction of what I want to make:)

I too like your Idea.

Do you know how to grab Telegram and WhatsApp Web calls?
That might be nice.
To trigger the Logo LED when a Message comes in
 

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I too like your Idea.

Do you know how to grab Telegram and WhatsApp Web calls?
That might be nice.
To trigger the Logo LED when a Message comes in
The protocol & client is open.
I just looked at MTProto & it looks relatively simple to implement.
So unless I run into any issues I will most likely implement it!

With WhatsApp on the other hand, they don't like having there api out there from what it looks like.
After doing a bit of Googling, their is no official api, and many open source projects have gotten legal threats.
Example: https://github.com/venomous0x/WhatsAPI
But I did see this library in python that looks good: https://github.com/mukulhase/WebWhatsAPI
So I don't know about WhatsApp, that and I don't use it (I'm not a big zucc fan)

But if any wants I can make an api to my program, so that any one can implement any messenger (or other apps) that I don't support.
The api will most likely be a simple localhost http api or D-bus thing.

tl;dr:
  • Telegram, yep
  • Whats app, If it's easy now, I might but probably not, (and I don't want to get sued)
  • I most likely will have an api for people to add other messengers and events
 

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For what it's worth, I quite like tox, with it's open sourciness, it's end-to-end encryption, it's decentralisedness and lack of sign-up (you get given a key when you first start it which you can give a name to if you want, and that's it). Group chat across clients seems a bit badly supported at the moment, which is the main thing that's stopped me going all in to it (antox, the android client just doesn't support them yet).
 

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For what it's worth, I quite like tox, with it's open sourciness, it's end-to-end encryption, it's decentralisedness and lack of sign-up (you get given a key when you first start it which you can give a name to if you want, and that's it). Group chat across clients seems a bit badly supported at the moment, which is the main thing that's stopped me going all in to it (antox, the android client just doesn't support them yet).
I like Tox, but I can't get any of friends to use it.

also has any one looked at bitmessage?
I don't use it but It's a neat idea!
but I don't know if I want to use it on a battery powered device becuase of its POW (https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Proof_of_work).
there is a 'thin client' option if you can make your own server.
 

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But if any wants I can make an api to my program, so that any one can implement any messenger (or other apps) that I don't support.
If you get something working before I do (which will be likely), I'd certainly look at writing plugins for yours instead
 

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Pls let pyra start with barebones image, Pandora just has too much stuff.. It isnt an issue to get rid of things with debian ffor me, but I didnt want to break angstrom by pairing it down
 

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The Pandora's SZ release I consider very pared back already. I mean it fits in half a gig of flash, while in my experience a pretty bare Debian image requires about three times that. That said, it has almost everything I actually need ; a full bash shell, a colour terminal with tabs, lots of other tools like top and find. I'd like a newer sshd with support for ECDH keys and perhaps htop. It's not as minimal as say the user space on my Nokia N770 tablet, which gave me busybox and very little else.
 

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My favorite video would be the video of packing & sipping of the pre order Pyras xD
 

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Any fancy gaming videos yet? We really could need something that can compete with those impressive GPD Win 2 Videos. I fear with plain "office stuff" you don't get the right attention the Pyra needs. :/
 

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Pls let pyra start with barebones image, Pandora just has too much stuff.. It isnt an issue to get rid of things with debian ffor me, but I didnt want to break angstrom by pairing it down
Why? We have a relatively large eMMC for the OS & programs installed from the repository. Store data files & user data to the microSDXC and then put in a process to mirror that to the slow one of the SDXC cards for on-system redundancy. Put a back-up OS and general media files (music, videos) that you have backed up elsewhere on the primary SDXC card.

Self contained redundant storage is quite possible - and no real need to strip down the OS features.
 

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No because no 3d driver aka sgx driver yet. Reading the kernel archives suggests Nikolaus is trying to make a unified approach that fits across all devices, meanwhile stuff is happening with the uSD/aMMC switch, and as far as I've read they're still waiting for someone to step up and maintain the tiler stuff. Work seems to be ongoing, but aligning with TIs codebase seems to have been challenging.

Meanwhile, all those years ago Notaz just took an old TI kernel and built a dreamcast emulator on it and ran Ikaruga and filmed that, but doing it on an up-to-date kernel that TI don't explicitly support seems surprisingly difficult. Or at least that's what I got from the situation as I read it.
 

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I can only think of the top shell being watertight enough for ED to sip coffee out of. It'd have to be espresso, but it might well be a fitting celebratory toast! ;)
Having held & seen the keymat test mule, I'm pretty sure I could assemble an empty case with silicone caulk and turn one of or a pair of the shoulder buttons into a cork/stopper. It would be flask-like and may or may not impart a taste on the beverage consumed from it...
 

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Why? We have a relatively large eMMC for the OS & programs installed from the repository. Store data files & user data to the microSDXC and then put in a process to mirror that to the slow one of the SDXC cards for on-system redundancy. Put a back-up OS and general media files (music, videos) that you have backed up elsewhere on the primary SDXC card.

Self contained redundant storage is quite possible - and no real need to strip down the OS features.
Why?

1. Why build an image with a bunch of stuff most will swap out anyway
2. Just because you are ok with it coming with a bunch of stuff you will never use, doesn't mean we all are. I will use xfce, or lxde, others want mate. I like Pale Moon or Qupzilla, i don't want firefox esr. I have never used cups on the Pandora..i could go on.
3. Justifications like yours are used to fill android phones with crap.
4. I like my OSs clean and streamlined, regardless of space available, otherwise it is wasted space.
 
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On a similar vein, can't you run Win95 inside DosBox and run software in that? I'm more interested in how QEmu handles WinXP games and software, but that might be a bit too much for the pyra, I don't know.


Plus WinXP might need some DirectX speedups from the first edition, I don't quite remember how well that worked. Without any 3D accelration on the Pyra yet that would be slow, even if it does work. That shouldn't be a problem with Win95, and I'm not sure about Win98SE - it might be late enough to require some DirectX gubbins in the default install.
 

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Could you try running Twitch? Like, the streaming website. I watch a lot of streams and am curious how well the pyra can watch live streams on twitch, and what stream quality works reliably. Thanks!
 

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Could you try running Twitch? Like, the streaming website.
And maybe Gnome-Twitch or Orion too. At least the first one is on the repos.
Interested too because i see some Linux gamers and devs streams, ;)
 
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