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Post by nay » Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:28 pm

hi

i was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on a blender port to linux running on a PDA - would that be any more feasible?

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Post by Lord_ZealoN » Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:21 pm

If I have time I will try to do the port. The problem is that I do not have any idea of like doing it. Somebody can direct to me somehow?

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Post by SirDude » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:19 pm

Lord ZealoN, basically what you need to do is grab the latest cvs, install the prerequired libs for blender to work and then
try compiling blender. the INSTALL doc inside of the blender source steps you through it. If you have any questions feel free to email me and or just ask here.

If you haven't yet I would first get it compiling on a system that works currently... (windows/linux etc) so you know the
basics of what needs to be done.

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Post by Lord_ZealoN » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:24 pm

I'll try it. And i will try compile with eVB.

I will say you the notices.

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Post by russose » Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:01 am

I tried to have a look on Blender documentation and lot of libraries are needed to compile... Are these libraries available on PocketPC?? And I was wondering on Opengl for pocketpc. Maybe these links could help you :=)

http://www.khronos.org/opengles/index.html
http://studierstube.org/klimt/
http://www.pocketmatrix.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8387

and an interesting article:
http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articl ... le1312.asp

I really hope that you will succed to offer us Blender on Pocketpc :=) Thank you!! I personnaly have no ideas how to compile a programm written in c++ and it to make it work for pocketpc... Do we have to go throw the whole code and change thinks specific for PPC?

Thanks again,
Salvatore

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Post by Usagi » Tue Sep 28, 2004 2:19 pm

Lord_ZealoN wrote:The game engine and animation possibilitis is very big to port to pocketpc i think.
That might be true. All I wanted to say is: I could imagine myself playing games on the PDA, but not modelling or texturing a 3D scene. The screen is just too small.

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Post by Lord_ZealoN » Sun Oct 17, 2004 3:19 pm

Sorry for don't write in this time, but at the moment i don't have time to try to make the port.

Can someone try it for me and start a project for this??

Sorry for my bad english

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Post by nay » Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:02 pm

would be a shame to see this issue fade away again

maybe just a port of the blender player would be the way to go?

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Post by Lord_ZealoN » Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:33 am

Well. my intention is see blender in my ipaq, but at the moment i don't have time.

But don't worry, when i had time i'll try it, but it's better if i have some help.

Greetings

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Post by gabio » Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:08 pm

Lord_ZealoN wrote:Well. my intention is see blender in my ipaq, but at the moment i don't have time.

But don't worry, when i had time i'll try it, but it's better if i have some help.

Greetings
Try the malling list. if you really want to dive into the code. pp over the dev mailling list will help you with all you question i'm sure.
http://projects.blender.org/mailman/lis ... ommitters/

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Post by munkey_mike » Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:29 pm

I think this would be a great program to have (if I had a pocketpc, which I will soon). Even a blender model viewer would be quite handy and fun. But at the same time, I am really impressed with the current speed of development on the blender scene. I'd hate to have to shift resources and slow that down.

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Post by mr_rob » Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:13 am

Well I think one problem could be the lack of processing power on PDAs.
Later,
Josh
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Post by gabio » Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:05 am

mr_rob wrote:Well I think one problem could be the lack of processing power on PDAs.
blender can run on my 100mhz. I don't think PDA is less faster than that.

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Post by monocult » Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:55 am

Hi,

I use the gpe familiar linux (http://familiar.handhelds.org/) on my iPAQ, In the moment I have not the time to try compiling blender on It but I know that blender already running under intimate. (http://intimate.handhelds.org/screens.html)

The Debian ARM project have packages for mesa and blender too, but my memory on the iPAQ is to low for Installing all the dependencies. :-(

so If you wont to try a port to familiar Linux you can use the open iPAQ Cluster http://www.handhelds.org/projects/devcluster.html

I think the main problem its compiling mesa in the right way. I am not sure but i read something that mesa require a floating point Unit.

I hope that help.

and sorry for my bad English.

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Post by Kenden » Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:44 am

Hi russose,

You dropped the idea of building it yourself finally, eh?;)
Come on man, sure you can make it!:)

Cheers,
kenden

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