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Archives / Work Accomplished

Here is a list of what the First Team had managed to accomplish on PA/Linux:
  • Toolchain compile scripts
  • PS/2 keyboard driver
  • Harmony Sound driver
  • Lynx browser
  • Global Purpose Mouse driver
  • Standard Text Interface handling for the B132
  • Debian HPPA package installations
    • Emacs 20.7
    • Apache
  • Debian Ftp client and server packages created and published


Log book
  • February 2001
    • 26 - Installation of tex, ed, libc6, booting the SMP kernel on the A500-A5X and installing the mouse
    • 16 - Try to get strace working on the A500-A5X and debugging 712 start_kernel
    • 15 - Display of the cursor by Xavier:COMMITTED
    • 13 - First try to merge between i386 and hppa ps2 driver: FAILED
    • 6 - Feedback from the Linux Expo Paris
  • January 2001
    • 22 - Now possible to play mp3 files and 742 vme boot!
    • 18 - Installation of our own subnet
    • 16 - Apache compiled and installed on the 712
    • 1 - Happy New Year!! Now it's time to get some rest...
  • December 2000
    • 25 - Cool! Loads of gifts & treats!! Merry Christmas everyone!
    • 14 - Defeated the STI at last!
    • 12 - French version of the PA/Linux in Paris website published
    • 11 - Good News & Old Stuff
      • Operating B132
      • Lynx recompiled
    • 8 - Hard Drive configuration
    • 7 - Mission: victory on the B132
      • HDs rebuilt
      • B132 booting
      • GPM 1.19.3 compiled and executed on the 712
    • 6 - Continuing on our new installation and kernel version
      • New Kernel compiled & new config recipe
      • Precise examination of the boot process to obtain a File System
  • November 2000
    • 29 - Tidying up
      • Server reinstall & compile
      • Studying porting differences between 712s and B132s
    • 28 - Focusing on the mouse
      • Mouse study
      • Studying the possibility of doing the mouse driver
    • 27 - Keyboard leds
      • Studying led management
      • Keyboard OK
    • 14 - Bad day!
      • Recompiling does not work
    • 7 - More and more work to handle!
      • Lynx compiled on HP712
      • New Debian PC to work on porting
      • Launching STI
      • Problems with LIBRARY_PATH
  • October 2000
    • 26 - New operating PS/2 Keyboard driver installed.
    • 25 - Project history publication.
    • 24 - New installations and low-level work:
      • Debian package installation
      • Keyboard and soundchip problems
    • 23 - Internal problems dealt with. Dual screen configuration.
    • 20 - File System generated and published on the website
    • 19 - Done with STI (for the moment), FS Root creation and network support setup.
    • 17 - Changes in STI so bin, gcc and kernel recompiled
    • 16 - So far, so good
      • The test program works OK
      • Read-only problem resolved for NFS
    • 12 - Progress in compiling and binaries:
      • gmake v3.79 installation
      • Successful glibc compile and installation
      • Cross-compile and Linux compile operational on a simple 'Hello World'-type test program
      • Automatic update program
      • Problems with scanf on test programs: execution problems
      • Website update (v2.1)
    • 10 - Loads of new stuff!
      • Server reinstall
      • Version 2.0 of the website online
      • Toolchain docs updated
      • Automatic scripts coding
        (The Team)
    • 4 - First website update: howto pages added. (Malek, Thomas)
    • 3 - A bunch of setup problems, but...
      • Version 1.0 of the website is online. (Malek, Thomas)
      • Problems with the makefile and include files in hppa_linux
  • September 2000
    • 29 - Gcc and Linux_Palo are compiled. Successful NFSroot launch but in read-only mode. (Xavier, Thomas)
    • 21 - Network setup: Linux PC and two HP 712 workstations. Kernel download and bootp testing. (The Team)
    • 12 - First meeting with Thierry Simonnet. Briefing on the different steps of the project: setup, guide, development. (The Team)



 
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