Tux Paint is a free drawing program designed for young children (kids ages 3 and up). It has a simple, easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who helps guide children as they use the program. It provides a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help your child be creative.
'Tux Paint for Zaurus' is a ported revision to Sharp's PDA Zaurus SL series. Only VGA mode is supported. This program works fine on my SL-C700 and SL-C760. It is supposedly capable of working on the other models with VGA LCD. This revision is based on version 0.9.14 and the following modifications have been done for easy-to-use operation with touch panel of Zaurus. o Update routines are regularly skipped for smooth drawing on low speed PDA. o Some operations are based on drag instead of button-up mouse motion. o Mouse cursor does not appear on display. But when magic fill tool are used, pseudo mouse cursor appears. o Character strings were rewriten in ASCII, because gettext of Zaurus does not apparently support UTM-8. o Default language is Japanese, but English is sellected in case where no Japanese font exists. o Bigger fonts are used; 24,36,48,64 point. o Archives are separated to basic package and extra package. o libSDL_image.so and libpng.so are bundled in basic package.
Basic package : tuxpaint_0.9.14-z2.tar.gz ZIP version is also available for unpacking on PC. Extra package : tuxpaint_0.9.14-misc.tar.gz Extra package is not required for working on Zaurus. Documents, fonts, starter images and locate files are included. Source patch tuxpaint-0.9.14-z2.diff.gz
More than 3MB free space is required in flash memory (/home). SD or CF memory might be avilable, but I have never tried. You also need to install SDL shared libraries. SDL libs for ONScripter are applicable to Tux Paint for Zaurus. Download : onscripter-lib_20031201_arm.ipk (1) Unpacking [ tar.gz version ] You can unpack basic package by using Terminal(embeddedkonsole) on your Zaurus. gzip -d -c tuxpaint_0.9.14-z2.tar.gz | tar xvf - Then, you will find tuxpaint_0.9.14-z2.ipk. [ ZIP version ] You can unpack by using your favorite archive software. (2) Installation Before installing tuxpaint_0.9.14-z2.ipk, you have to install onscripter-lib_20031201_arm.ipk. (3) Fonts Basic package has only one font : default_font.ttf. You can install the other fonts included in original tuxpaint archive from extra package. If you like to use another 1byte TrueType font, you copy it to /opt/QtPalmtop/share/tuxpaint/fonts/ . If you want Japanese menu, you have to install a Japanese font as /opt/QtPalmtop/share/tuxpaint/fonts/locale/ja.ttf . And you also need to install Japanese locale files. Please read INSTALL_zau_ja.html for setup of Japanese environment. (4) Stamps Basic pack has only small number of stamp images, bacause it takes long time to load samps at start-up on Zaurus. If you want to install optional stamps, you can download at Tux Paint download site and copy to /opt/QtPalmtop/share/tuxpaint/fonts/ . But, I recommend to sellect only your favorite ones. (5) Starter images Basic pack doesn't include starter images. If only a few starter images exist in proper folder, you have to wait several seconds to open image list. I recommend not to install starter images, but if you might want, you have to copy them to /opt/QtPalmtop/share/tuxpaint/starters/ .
Configuration tool for Zaurus is not available. You have to make a configuration file (~/.tuxpaintrc). Please see original documents for details.
o For getting information of Tux Paint, see Tux Paint Home page. o Information of Tux Paint for Zaurus is available here . o The last version of this document is here .
Tux Paint : Bill Kendrick, New Breed Software Tux Paint for Zaurus : T,ONO, Japan Copying license : The GNU General Public License version 2
o It takes 30 to 60 seconds to start up this program. You might suspect the program hunging-up, but please wait still until displaying Tux image. o If your PDA is not ready to print out, don't press 'print' button. The program will be down. To avold this problem, start up tuxpaint with --noprint option, or write the following line in ~/.tuxpaintrc noprint=yes o There is no warranty for this program and the bundled files. o Please correct this document, if you find improper expressions. o If you have any question or comment, please mail to ono_tetsu@ ybb.ne.jp