You can get the new image here: Zipit Z2 Development V2.torrent
Or here: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5392949/Zipit_Z2_Development_V2
NOTE: The seeding is not going as well as I had hoped on this torrent. If you are able, you should forward a port on your firewall/router for your bit-torrent client to use. That will allow you to download from a connection I have set up which is seeding at 300k. Also - if any of you would rather just get a copy of this development kit by mail, I am going to offer that service to you. I will send a disc to anyone in the US for a flat fee of $10. That should cover materials, postage, etc. Just PayPal $10 to donations AT oddree.com. If you would like a copy and you are outside of the US, please email me (ray AT oddree.com) and we can try and work something out. I see there are some Swede's in my seeds. :-)
The release notes are below, but here is a quick rundown ... This was built for VirtualBox and the guest edition tools are all ready installed. Instead of trying to share raw files again (sorry about that) this is being shared as an "exported appliance". Which means you could also use this with VMWare if you wanted to. Also, because buildroot has proven useful in a few areas involving kernel modules, I have included that too.
It's been suggested that I include a few pre-built packages. But not knowing what people will really use this for, I didn't want to "muddy the waters" of an otherwise clean build environment. Rather, I will build some packages of my choosing and then perhaps find a way to share those in a way that you can drop them into your VirtualBox (if anyone is interested?).
If you are having trouble using this, or if you have questions etc. drop me a comment to this post. You can email me too at ray AT oddree.com, but leaving comments is preferable if it's something others might benefit from reading.
This is version 2 of the Zipit Z2 Development kit. You can use this kit to compile your own software for use on the Zipit Z2 from Zipit Wireless.
Included is a virtual appliance exported out of VirtualBox v3.1.4. This image should also work with VMWare. However, if you are using VMWare you will need to install the guest tools and possibly remove the included guest tools for VirtualBox.
The image includes a configured and ready-to-use Scratchbox environment and also a buildroot environment that includes a patched Z2 kernel and ALSA (thanks again, GPSFan).
Download and install VirtualBox from http://www.virtualbox.org. Click File > Import Appliance and then point to this torrent. Adjust your memory as you see fit (256MB is about as low as you should go - 1GB+ is probably overkill).
After booting up for the first time, you should be auto-logged on as "zipit". This users password is "password" (without the quotes). Note that the root password is also "password" and so you should change those if you are going to attach this device to a network!
For more information - see the README.txt file on the Desktop of the virtual appliance, and the README.txt in the root of the Scratchbox home directory.
Check out www.oddree.com for more details and post-release notes and linux.zipitwireless.com for more on the Z2 device.
-Ray Dios Haque