MWS Hi everyone, first-time poster here. I am a long-time Linux user with a background in Ultrix and VMS so I don't mind getting my hands dirty.
Nice to meet you; I have a weak spot for DEC, especially for whatever implies DECnet . In Italy we have the Retro DECnet. If you're interested in this stuff, check out also the HECnet and Supratim Sanyal who does a lot of cool stuff with VMS/VAX and NetBSD, like here. I also have a remote DCL shell account on a VAX 7000-640 running VMS 7.3 at Living Computers Museum: if you're ever caught by nostalgia, you know where to be headed.
MWS I've decided that trying to rehabilitate my HP Jornada 720 (a Windows CE handheld from 2000) might be a fun project but it looks like there are no pkgsrc built 9.0 packages for the hpcarm platform.
Looks like so, and I wonder why. Sometimes it seems they just forget about building for packages for this or that platform (It's not so infrequent to come across people complaining about SPARC64 packages). 8.2 packages are in place however, and this makes me wonder whether there's some problem with 9.0 on ARMv5.
Anyway, do you have any reason not for opt for 8.x instead of 9.0? I understand that's not a solution, but a it would be a quick workaround if you don't want to waste time.
pin I don't know if anyone in this forum owns such hardware.
I do, same model, but haven't updated it since 7.2, sorry 😅 . I also need a battery replacement.
@MWS If I remember correctly Izumi Tsutsui is the one in charge the hpcarm port, you may want to get in touch with him, although from what I've seen he doesn't appear to be a noticeably 'social' kind of person . I'd ask on the mailing list (on the hpcarm one, cc to pkgsrc-users) either way, as @pin suggested