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The Gentoo Pandora Project becomes Neuvoo

September 7, 2009
Posted by: gruso

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After nigh on a year of sweat, tears and beer, Viridior, JavaJake and the rest of the Gentoo Pandora team have restructured, repurposed and renamed their project Neuvoo. (Newbie tangent: What’s Gentoo? It’s a linux distro which, if your geek-fu is strong, you can install instead of Angstrom). The new broader focus will see other platforms join Pandora on their target list (think Beagleboard, Touchbook), giving their code more fields to frolic in, and its users a wider range of software. In addition, they’ll be bending over backwards to make sure you don’t need “I compile source code for breakfast” printed on your t-shirt to get in the door, with a binary repo in the works so you won’t miss out on the Pandora apps your Angstrom friends are using. Bravo.

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PandoraPanic puts the call out

September 3, 2009
Posted by: gruso


Remember Alf? He’s back, in pog form. Remember PandoraPanic? It never left. The WarioWare-inspired community project has been bubbling away in the background for the past year, absorbing new talent and minigames along the way. Recent developments include some retrolicious 16 bit graphics from Dragons_Slayer, and a WIP gameplay video from Rockthesmurf. Ubiquitous porting machine Pickle even has his hat in the ring.

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The Pandora GUI: What it was, is, and will be.

August 18, 2009
Posted by: gruso

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“Menus. Launchers. Desktop environments. Window managers. Pmenu! Pangea! Matchbox! E17! What’s going on?!”

Last week we heard that Matchbox may be superseded by E17, as Pandora’s default window manager. Today, we’ve seen new footage of Pmenu. So what does it all mean? What’s going to greet us on that screen when we first flip the lid? If you’re feeling a little in the dark, this article aims to bring the light. We’ll start with a brief description of Pandora’s operating system, then we’ll get into the GUIs. If you’re a seasoned Linux user, and you’re easily offended by gross simplifications (which all Linux users are), feel free to skip the first bit.

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Video: Pmenu gets some PND action

August 18, 2009
Posted by: gruso

Cpasjuste has shared a new video of Pmenu, the graphical launcher that will ship with Pandora. Unfortunately it’s a little blurry, but you don’t have to tell Cpasjuste this. He’s already called it crappy himself. Noteworthy in this installment is the implementation of Pandora’s PND packaging system. In a nutshell, a .PND file is the container that Pandora applications live in. Download this one file (eg. Quake2.pnd), drop it onto your SD card, and watch as your new Quake2 shortcut appears in the menu automatically. Magic!

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More droplets of Lerp

August 11, 2009
Posted by: gruso

If Benjymous thought he was going to sneak some new Lerp footage past us, he thought wrong. Despite being quite short, each video introduces us to new elements of the game, and accordingly, gives us new reasons to want it. Like, now.

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DOSBox, DOSBox, DOSBox

August 10, 2009
Posted by: gruso

That’s right, to the power of three. Three new videos, multiple games within each. Press the Back button and return to normal life, or hit the read link and see how deep the Pickle jar goes.

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Video: Cpasjuste adds nub support to Quake 3

August 8, 2009
Posted by: gruso

In the words of one forum user, “smoother than a smooth thing covered in baby oil.” What the video lacks in resolution, it makes up for in fragtabulousness. Oh, and if you were wondering, the force feedback lid closing feature will not make it into the final product.

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