Odds and ends

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It's been a while since I've blogged about Kindle stuff. I just pushed up the little bit of custom code from my cobbled together Ubuntu/X11 on Kindle hack.  You can find it at http://code.google.com/p/savory/source/browse/trunk/x11-on-kindle/

Making use of that is still a bit of work. You need to install a copy of Jaunty Jackalope (or possibly Karmic) for ARM into a QEmu emulator. Then grab that ext2 filesystem image, copy it over to your kindle (2, DX, etc) and mount it somewhere locally and then chroot into it.  From there, you can use the x.org patch at the google code link above to build a copy of x.org that will actually work on the Kindle's display (and doesn't depend on having a tty).  The various support scripts I used for my various demos are all up there as well.  This isn't nearly as polished as Savory, but, well, it's not really an end-user thing at this point ;)

I don't think I'm going to spend a whole lot more time on this, but you never know.

I've been spending a bunch of my time on this "Perl" thing of late. Apparently, I volunteered myself to get Perl 5.12 out. Now I'm responsible for it or something.