I have been having fun with a DroboFS by cross-compiling a bunch of stuff using a Virtual Machine to do the compiling.
So far I have been able to compile:
In other words, I have a full featured wget (with https support), rtorrent and GNU screen to run it on a detached session, and I backup my Gmail account using fetchmail.
Some of these have been quite a pain in the neck, requiring some doctoring of configure files and not-for-the-faint-of-heart command-line voodoo. But they are feasible with a little patience and attention to details.
Next on my list are:
openssh (sshfs here we come!)
dropbox (don’t get your hopes up too much though)
My question is: is it ok for me to post this info here? Am I violating some kind of forum rules?
So far my efforts have been pretty much down to the bare metal, i.e., I have not bothered packaging stuff in nice DroboApps and so on. Basically, I get it to compile, copy it over to the DroboFS in a specific folder and let it run. As you can imagine, the usual disclaimers would apply.
Ideally, someone with a bit more knowledge of the DroboApp environment could get those apps properly packed for distribution, but for now the plan would be only to tell people the recipe to get things compiled.