Gamepad and Rocker Images?

Ingo Ruhnke grumbel at
Sat May 3 12:09:58 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 6:16 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at> wrote:
>  One intent for the OLPC is "to replace textbooks".  Good "human
>  factors" facilities ought to be provided for manipulating the
>  displayed information when the OLPC is configured in handheld mode.
>  Judging by the number of comments I have read, the 65x builds did
>  not achieve that.

A while ago I hacked together a very crude, but usable,
image/book-viewer for the OLPC (only supports jpgs, pngs, etc, not
pdf), haven't found the time to clean that up or turn it into a proper
Sugar application (has to be started from shell), it however
demonstrates a little menu system for use in eBook mode:

It is far from perfect, but I kind of like how the circle-button lets
a circular menu appear, via the direction keys one can then select
submenus and stuff. The way it current works requires that the circle
button to be held down while the menu is active, which is a little
impractical and should probably be changed. Anyway, maybe this can
serve as inspiration for anybody.

JabberID: xmpp.grumbel at
ICQ: 59461927

More information about the Devel mailing list