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February 09, 2013, at 09:40 PM by wdfnbrd -- Re-did per beginning of Jaromil's thread.
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  • WD TV Live HD Media Player "http://b-rad.cc/optware-for-wdtv/" or "http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2637&hilit=optware"
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  • WD TV Live HD Media Player "http://b-rad.cc/optware-for-wdtv/"
February 09, 2013, at 09:34 PM by wdfnbrd -- Added link for b-rad for wdtv.
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  • WD TV Live HD Media Player "http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2637&hilit=optware"
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  • WD TV Live HD Media Player "http://b-rad.cc/optware-for-wdtv/" or "http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2637&hilit=optware"
February 07, 2013, at 05:08 PM by pfalcon -- Try to make optware-android link work...
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  • Android devices.
    • Linux-based installer for all Android devices
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  • Android devices:
    • Linux-based installer for all Android devices: https://github.com/pfalcon/optware-android
February 07, 2013, at 05:06 PM by pfalcon -- Add link to device-independe Optware installer for Android
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  • Android devices. For the Nook Color see the Nookdevs.com Optware page. Also for the WM8650 based devices.
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  • Android devices.
    • Linux-based installer for all Android devices
    • For the Nook Color see the Nookdevs.com Optware page. Also for the WM8650 based devices.
June 02, 2012, at 09:53 PM by bzhou -- note the "not found" error
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  • Usage (with nano and less as example packages)
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  • Usage (with nano and less as example packages). If the first invocation of /opt/bin/ipkg gives "program not found" error, that means there's architecture or libc incompatibility.
December 30, 2011, at 01:08 PM by OddballHero -- Added WM8650 tablets.
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  • Android devices. For the Nook Color see the Nookdevs.com Optware page. Also for the WM8650? devices.
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  • Android devices. For the Nook Color see the Nookdevs.com Optware page. Also for the WM8650 based devices.
December 30, 2011, at 01:07 PM by OddballHero -- Added WM8650 tablets.
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  • Android devices. For the Nook Color see the Nookdevs.com Optware page.
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  • Android devices. For the Nook Color see the Nookdevs.com Optware page. Also for the WM8650? devices.
May 14, 2011, at 09:18 AM by OddballHero -- Pogoplug and Dockstar Optware resources.
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Since 2004 Optware has been adopted by a variety of Linux communities and device developers including the webOS community working on the Palm Pre and Pixi, and developers for devices as diverse as Asus WL-500g,WL-HDD, WL-500gx, WL-500gP routers, the Synology DS-101, Plug Computers (PogoPlug V1, V2, Pro, Biz, Dockstars, etc.) and DS-101g+ NAS devices. In late 2010, the first Optware for Android was released by the Novaports team for the Barns and Noble Nook Color. See other platforms for a partial list.

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Since 2004 Optware has been adopted by a variety of Linux communities and device developers including the webOS community working on the Palm Pre and Pixi, and developers for devices as diverse as Asus WL-500g,WL-HDD, WL-500gx, WL-500gP routers, the Synology DS-101, Plug Computers (PogoPlug V1, V2, V3, Pro, Biz, Dockstars, etc.) and DS-101g+ NAS devices. In late 2010, the first Optware for Android was released by the Novaports team for the Barns and Noble Nook Color. See other platforms for a partial list.

January 28, 2011, at 06:12 PM by OddballHero -- Added WDLXTV
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  • WD TV Live HD Media Player "http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2637&hilit=optware"]
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  • WD TV Live HD Media Player "http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2637&hilit=optware"
January 28, 2011, at 06:12 PM by OddballHero -- Added WDLXTV
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  • WD TV Live HD Media Player WDLXTV Optware Page
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  • WD TV Live HD Media Player "http://forum.wdlxtv.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2637&hilit=optware"]
January 28, 2011, at 06:10 PM by OddballHero -- Added WDLXTV
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  • WD TV Live HD Media Player WDLXTV Optware Page
January 05, 2011, at 07:11 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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Since 2004 Optware has been adopted by a variety of Linux communities and device developers including the webOS community working on the Palm Pre and Pixi, and developers for devices as diverse as Asus WL-500g,WL-HDD, WL-500gx, WL-500gP routers, the Synology DS-101, Plug Computers (PogoPlug? V1, V2, Pro, Biz, Dockstars, etc.) and DS-101g+ NAS devices. In late 2010, the first Optware for Android was released by the Novaports team for the Barns and Noble Nook Color. See other platforms for a partial list.

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Since 2004 Optware has been adopted by a variety of Linux communities and device developers including the webOS community working on the Palm Pre and Pixi, and developers for devices as diverse as Asus WL-500g,WL-HDD, WL-500gx, WL-500gP routers, the Synology DS-101, Plug Computers (PogoPlug V1, V2, Pro, Biz, Dockstars, etc.) and DS-101g+ NAS devices. In late 2010, the first Optware for Android was released by the Novaports team for the Barns and Noble Nook Color. See other platforms for a partial list.

January 05, 2011, at 07:10 PM by OddballHero -- Optware installation to plug computers.
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Since 2004 Optware has been adopted by a variety of Linux communities and device developers including the webOS community working on the Palm Pre and Pixi, and developers for devices as diverse as Asus WL-500g,WL-HDD, WL-500gx, WL-500gP routers, the Synology DS-101 and DS-101g+ NAS devices. In late 2010, the first Optware for Android was released by the Novaports team for the Barns and Noble Nook Color. See other platforms for a partial list.

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Since 2004 Optware has been adopted by a variety of Linux communities and device developers including the webOS community working on the Palm Pre and Pixi, and developers for devices as diverse as Asus WL-500g,WL-HDD, WL-500gx, WL-500gP routers, the Synology DS-101, Plug Computers (PogoPlug? V1, V2, Pro, Biz, Dockstars, etc.) and DS-101g+ NAS devices. In late 2010, the first Optware for Android was released by the Novaports team for the Barns and Noble Nook Color. See other platforms for a partial list.

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  • PlugComputers (Sheevaplug, Pogoplug V1, V2, Pro, Biz, Dockstar, etc.)
December 20, 2010, at 03:12 AM by rboatright --
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See the Packages page for more information about the available packages.

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See the Packages page for more information about the available packages and how packages work.

December 20, 2010, at 12:51 AM by rboatright -- fix link format
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  • Android devices. For the Nook Color see http://nookdevs.com/Optware_for_Android the Nookdevs.com Optware page.
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  • Android devices. For the Nook Color see the Nookdevs.com Optware page.
December 19, 2010, at 11:20 PM by rboatright -- readability and reduce sluggyness
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The Optware package system was originally created to accompany the Unslung firmware for the NSLU2 (originally the packages were called Unslung packages). It has since been expanded to cover a variety of other platforms. However, much of the documentation hasn't been updated so you may still see references to Unslung and the NSLU2 when the information also applies to other platforms.

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Optware was originally developed as a distribution mechanism for software for the Unslung Linux project for the Linksys NSLU2 (a small low cost network storage device). That consumer storage device ran on Linux, and the community opened it up, but they needed a lightweight distribution mechanism for their lightweight devices.

Since 2004 Optware has been adopted by a variety of Linux communities and device developers including the webOS community working on the Palm Pre and Pixi, and developers for devices as diverse as Asus WL-500g,WL-HDD, WL-500gx, WL-500gP routers, the Synology DS-101 and DS-101g+ NAS devices. In late 2010, the first Optware for Android was released by the Novaports team for the Barns and Noble Nook Color. See other platforms for a partial list.

At its core, Optware is a package manager to allow you to easly install and uninstall cross-compiled linux applications on your device over the internet. At this time, optware supports the automatic download and installation of over 1500 programs.

Despite the Optware package system being made available on many platforms, much of the documentation hasn't been updated so you may still see references to Unslung and the NSLU2 when the information also applies to other platforms. Don't panic.

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  • Android devices. For the Nook Color see http://nookdevs.com/Optware_for_Android the Nookdevs.com Optware page.
November 06, 2010, at 12:26 PM by OddballHero --
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  • Nokia N800/N810
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  • Nokia N800/N810 from cs05q1armel feed (install ipkg-opt).
November 06, 2010, at 12:24 PM by OddballHero --
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  • Nokia N800/N810
October 15, 2010, at 05:50 AM by OddballHero -- Pogoplug and Dockstar Optware resources.
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February 17, 2010, at 10:19 PM by rwhitby --
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  • Palm Pre (install ipkg-opt from Preware)
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  • Palm Pre and Pre Plus (install ipkg-opt from Preware)
  • Palm Pixi and Pixi Plus (install ipkg-opt from Preware)
February 17, 2010, at 10:18 PM by rwhitby --
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  • Palm Pre with custom bootstrapping
  • Palm Pre Emulator with custom bootstrapping
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  • Palm Pre (install ipkg-opt from Preware)
  • Palm Pre Emulator (install ipkg-opt from Preware)
July 03, 2009, at 03:45 AM by rwhitby -- Added Palm Pre and emulator
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  • Palm Pre with custom bootstrapping
  • Palm Pre Emulator with custom bootstrapping
April 15, 2009, at 09:25 PM by BrianZhou -- formatting
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And many more...

April 15, 2009, at 09:19 PM by BrianZhou -- formatting
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Manually setup Optware on a device (with cs08q1armel as example)

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Manually setup Optware on a device

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  • Setup (require wget, awk, tar)
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  • Setup (only require wget, awk, and tar), with cs08q1armel as example below
April 15, 2009, at 09:18 PM by BrianZhou -- formatting
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April 15, 2009, at 09:17 PM by BrianZhou -- General setup instruction
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You can get more information about the hardware from each device at the Platforms page.

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You can get more information about the hardware from each device at the Platforms page.

Manually setup Optware on a device (with cs08q1armel as example)

  • First make sure you have sufficient space on /opt, you can either symlink or "mount -o bind" so that /opt is big enough.
  • Setup (require wget, awk, tar)
# feed=http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/cs08q1armel/cross/unstable
# ipk_name=`wget -qO- $feed/Packages | awk '/^Filename: ipkg-opt/ {print $2}'`
# wget $feed/$ipk_name
# tar -xOvzf $ipk_name ./data.tar.gz | tar -C / -xzvf -
# mkdir -p /opt/etc/ipkg
# echo "src cross $feed" > /opt/etc/ipkg/feeds.conf
  • Usage (with nano and less as example packages)
# export PATH=/opt/bin:$PATH
# ipkg update
# ipkg install nano less
# ipkg list | less
  • Some devices also have native feed, some have kernel image/modules feed
August 07, 2008, at 03:38 PM by fcarolo --
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The Optware package system was originally created to accompany the Unslung firmware for the NSLU2 (originally the packages were called Unslung packages). It has since been expanded to cover a variety of other platforms as listed at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/OptwarePlatforms however much of the documentation hasn't been updated so you may still see references to Unslung and the NSLU2 when the information also applies to other platforms.

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The Optware package system was originally created to accompany the Unslung firmware for the NSLU2 (originally the packages were called Unslung packages). It has since been expanded to cover a variety of other platforms. However, much of the documentation hasn't been updated so you may still see references to Unslung and the NSLU2 when the information also applies to other platforms.

August 02, 2008, at 09:43 AM by Wayne -- Update link to Oleg\\
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  • Asus routers with USB and WL-700gE WL-HDD with Oleg's
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  • Asus routers with USB and WL-700gE WL-HDD with Oleg's
May 13, 2008, at 10:52 AM by flox -- added link for MSSII
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December 21, 2006, at 10:05 AM by oleo -- openwrt dd-wrt added
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  • Asus WL-500g with Oleg's firmware
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  • Asus routers with USB and WL-700gE WL-HDD with Oleg's or openWRT or dd-wrt firmware
November 16, 2006, at 04:23 AM by rwhitby --
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November 16, 2006, at 01:17 AM by fcarolo -- reorganizing information about Optware packages
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The Optware package system was originally created to accompany the Unslung firmware for the NSLU2 (originally the packages were called Unslung packages). It has since been expanded to cover a variety of other platforms as listed at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/OptwarePlatforms however much of the documentation hasn't been updated so you may still see references to Unslung and the NSLU2 when the information also applies to other platforms.

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The Optware package system was originally created to accompany the Unslung firmware for the NSLU2 (originally the packages were called Unslung packages). It has since been expanded to cover a variety of other platforms as listed at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/OptwarePlatforms however much of the documentation hasn't been updated so you may still see references to Unslung and the NSLU2 when the information also applies to other platforms.

Packages

See the Packages page for more information about the available packages.

November 16, 2006, at 01:06 AM by fcarolo -- reviewd intro for Optware
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Optware is a set of packages that run on the following devices:

  • Linksys NSLU2 with Unslung firmware.
  • Asus WL-500g with Oleg's firmware.
  • Synology DS-101 with custom bootstrapping.
  • Synology DS-101g+ with custom bootstrapping.

Optware packages were formerly known as Unslung Packages and you will find most of the current documentation here.

It may be possible to also compile the packages for:

  • Maxtor Shared Storage with OpenMSS firmware.
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What is Optware?

The Optware package system was originally created to accompany the Unslung firmware for the NSLU2 (originally the packages were called Unslung packages). It has since been expanded to cover a variety of other platforms as listed at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Unslung/OptwarePlatforms however much of the documentation hasn't been updated so you may still see references to Unslung and the NSLU2 when the information also applies to other platforms.

Optware platforms

Optware packages currently run on the following devices:

You can get more information about the hardware from each device at the Platforms page.

September 07, 2005, at 09:15 AM by rwhitby --
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  • Synology DS-101 with custom bootstrapping.
  • Synology DS-101g+ with custom bootstrapping.

Optware packages were formerly known as Unslung Packages and you will find most of the current documentation here.

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  • Synology DS-101 with OpenSyn firmware.
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Optware is a set of packages that run on the following devices:

It may be possible to also compile the packages for:

  • Synology DS-101 with OpenSyn firmware.
  • Maxtor Shared Storage with OpenMSS firmware.
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Based on work by wdfnbrd, pfalcon, bzhou, OddballHero, rboatright, rwhitby, BrianZhou, fcarolo, Wayne, flox, and oleo.
Originally by rwhitby.
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