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Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Scientific Digital Assistant - sava
Re: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Scientific Digital Assistant - savannah.gnu.org
Mon, 2 Sep 2002 10:20:49 +0200
Your project was approved.
I'd be gratefull if you could name the operating system GNU/Linux.
It helps remind people of the ideals of freedom that started the GNU project.
Thanks in advance,
> A package was submitted to savannah.gnu.org
> This mail was sent to address@hidden, address@hidden
> J. Manrique Lopez de la Fuente <address@hidden> described the package as
> License: gpl
> Other License:
> Package: Scientific Digital Assistant
> System name: sda
> Type: 2
> The objective of Scientific Digital Assistant (SDA) project is to create a
> low cost linux handheld that could be useful for high school and university
> students, and even professors and scientific and technical professionals.
> There were similar projects in the past, like HP Xpander
> (http://www.hpcalc.org/xpander.php ), but none have seen the light. There
> isn\'t any good and powerful scientific app for handhelds, and laptops
> can\'t be get easily for most high school or university students in a lot of
> countries, so we think that a low cost linux handheld would be a good tool
> for education and daily work for students that can\'t easily access to
> computers or new technologies.
> The project has two main parts, hardware and software. The hardware part is
> being studied, and while this happens we will use HP iPAQ to run the
> software environment created for the SDA.
> There is already a website for the project, where documentation and more
> information can be get. It is in:
> Other Software Required:
> While we are searching for some hardware base, it could be possible to run
> the software environment in a HP iPAQ handheld, just like prototype. So here
> are some software basics for the project:
> *Familiar Linux Distribution for HP iPAQ handhelds:
> *GPE: GNU Palmtop Environment:
> *Giac/XCAS for math software:
> *And more to be added..
> Other Comments:
> I hope that companies that were involved in education like could see this
> project as a possibility for future hardware development, specially HP,
> because iPAQ is an HP product, so it could be easily modified to add SDA
> software on it.
> My contact e-mail is: address@hidden
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