ZipIt Software Wishlist

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  • I'd like to see some of the original functionality replaced (ie. the stuff in the original firmware), namely a nice graphical interface.
  • I'd like to see something that lets you connect to wireless networks graphically, and also serve as a launcher for other applications like wavemon, etc...

Offline tools

For use with or without AP Network discovery. To find wireless access, auto connect.

  • iwconfig - manipulate the basic wireless parameters
  • iwlist - allow to initiate scanning and list frequencies, bit-rates, encryption keys...
  • iwspy - allow to get per node link quality
  • wavemon - ncurses-based app for drivers supported by wireless extensions (iwconfig)

Network tools

Chat, ssh, the usual

  • centericq - ncurses based IM client, supports ICQ2000, Yahoo, AIM, IRC, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols.
  • naim - ncurses based AIM client
  • zICQ - ncurses based ICQ client based on mICQ

Networked with storage

Tools that require NFS mounts or MMC cards to be useful

Misc utils

Helpful linux tools not currently present

  • screen - ncurses screens utility
  • osh - A small shell written in c which Runs on POSIX compilant systems.
  • pine - a Program for Internet News & Email. pop, imap, smtp, nntp client
  • nano - improved text editor. Pico clone
  • links - ncurses web-browser
  • More open 802.11 software. See mit-roofnet and comments on problems getting mesh networking to really work. They now use netgear wrt534u because the Atheros driver makes low level 802.11 packet access possible. This solves problems with 802.11 ad-hoc mode when used to build a mesh network.
  • Soft mouse in a slim windows GUI using the Dpad and zipit button for easy web browsing. As well control and function of icons on a slim xwindows GUI.

Fun Software

Minor simple games ported over

  • Larry Suit Leasure
  • Doom would be intresting for haha's
  • Emulator or some kind nintendo game boy?
  • Creative multi player game ish thing, home made maybe like HOMM??