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Re: Perl on Familliar Linux.

by marcus (Scribe)
on Aug 31, 2001 at 20:13 UTC ( #109431=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl on Familliar Linux.


I've also got a ipaq running familiar. I didn't find the perl distribution earlier tho, so I rolled my own, but it didn't exactly work too well, so it's great to hear there's a distriubtion that provides all that stuff.

I think it would be a great idea to support the pimPAQ project, but I sorta feel that familiar lacks a window manager properly suited for a handheld. Also, I'm somewhat disapointed by the handwriting recognition, it''s hard to type fast on the virtual keyboard, so if I want to program perl on the move, I think I prefer my Powerbook G4 :) But the notion that you could write your own utilities for the ipaq in perl appeals to me, so I think I'm going to look further into that :)

Hopefully familiar has a future =)


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