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mitsurugi Page Icon Posted 2004-11-12 10:35 PM
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I'm looking for suggestions on something to program for the HPC. Are there any small, simple applications or utilities that might be helpful? What about porting any of the open source games from Linux? Where might I go to find some simple but fun games that could be ported over? Is there a "wishlist" of HPC apps where programmers can find inspiration? No promises on a due date... but I love the HPC I just bought, and perhaps it would be fun to write something for it, especially if it's just a port vs new development.
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takwu Page Icon Posted 2004-11-12 11:12 PM
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Web browser! just kidding

But I guess you should first look at what's already available, and perhaps decide rather to do a better job of the same application, or a different one. Handheld attitude (http://www.yetanotherhomepage.com/j7xx/j7xx.html) is a good place to start looking.

Actually I think any kind of small games would be welcome. I myself is thinking of porting/continuing a game (based on the Chinese card game "Big Two" ) which I wrote way back in college learning MFC.

Here's another idea... you know those typing lesson programs? They are usually packed with typing games to improve your speed. I always wondered how good (or bad) I'd do on the Jornada keyboard

BTW, should this thread go to Developers Arena?

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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2004-11-13 7:25 AM
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Welcome to the world of H/PC's and to the forum. What device did you get?

Good thinking on a thread. It will be interesting to see peoples ideas.

One thing I see requested from an awful lot of users is a utility that you can use to soft reset the device with. Power users wil know that having to turn over some devices and amble around for the switch is a right pain.
The util wouldn't heven need a UI.
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Preacher Page Icon Posted 2004-11-13 8:27 AM
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A battery meter in the system tray would be a nice little utility.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2004-11-13 10:05 AM
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There are a couple. Theres one in the Plus! pack for 2.11 and 3
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chiark Page Icon Posted 2004-11-13 11:20 AM
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Before doing anything, check out Rainer Keuchel's contributions at http://www.wince-devel.org

And sign up to help the web browser port

Welcome to the forums
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mitsurugi Page Icon Posted 2004-11-13 1:22 PM
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OK I will check out the other apps.

I have owned a MobilePro 880 for about 3 years (HPC Pro); last week I purchased a MobilePro 790 (HPC2000) also. And the smaller form factor is pretty cool. The screen refresh seems faster, probably because it's 1/2 the data.

I have a wireless card for each; using the Linksys WPC11 driver which works well.

Nearterm I don't see myself contributing to the web browser app just because it's an enormous challenge. I'd rather start small, with something I know I can do. While there are a lot of pocket-sized apps for WinCE / PPC, the smaller shareware / freeware apps seem pretty scarce.

I deliberately did not post this on the Developer area because I thought it would be more visible to non-developers here - and that's who I wanted feedback from.
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ET3D Page Icon Posted 2004-11-13 6:32 PM
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I'm planning to start small, too, which is why I'm not suggesting anything. I mean, if I tell you what small apps I want, what would be left for me to do?
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mitsurugi Page Icon Posted 2004-11-13 8:50 PM
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does the Plus pack from 2.11 work in 3, or is there a different release?
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2004-11-13 9:38 PM
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It works under HPC Pro and HPC2000 (3.0). Yes.
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How about developing the RichEdit control into a full blown activex. Less experienced programmers such as myself could use the fire out of it.
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sophisticatedleaf Page Icon Posted 2004-11-21 3:55 AM
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Ooh ooh I can't find a processor monitor anywhere! Lol that would be a nice system tray utility.

-By the way, anyone know where I can learn c++ so I can help out too?
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2004-11-21 8:06 AM
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There is a task manager with processor charting, here:
http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/ishi/wince/itaskmgr/index.html

Local colleges here do starter courses at various points in the year - usually over school term time. They are a good place to start.
I don't know if that's relevant to you as you didn't say where on our little sphere you are
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