This thread seems like a good place to start collecting software packages etc.
I found opkg.org
, and can install many apps from there. For example Nymptyphysics is really cool. Some of these are in the default package repos (opkg update will update the package repo list). You can install things from the opkg.org repo by using the command line available on the package page. It may be that this doesn't load the dependencies though. For example a lot of the python stuff doesn't get pulled in automatically (I think apt has spoiled me). However I was able to just search the known pacakges (opkd list | grep xxx) and find the needed package in the known repository, and install it that way.
So software I've installed and have working:
(though I haven't actually been able to have the SDE mount on my PC without using recovery mode at this point)
- claws-mail (IMAP mail client)
As you can see I've tried a lot of music apps, but I can't get any sound out of this at all. Is Angtrom using alsa, esd, oss, or pulse? Does anyone have any success stories of getting sound to play? if so please inform.
I think I'll stay with the GPE environment for a little while. The fact that it is Xwindows based means that you can launch applications on the A5 and have them displayed on my PC via an ssh session (ssh -X hostname).
Overall, this is really exciting!