gp2xole is a text console for the gp2x.
I wrote this because I got tired of seeing black screens whenever I ran shell scripts. With gp2xole, you can see what's going on!
You can pipe any text to it:
$ ls | ./gp2xole $ ./gp2xole < /proc/cpuinfo
It's based on SDL_Terminal, which supports some of the ANSI escape sequences. I'm working with the author of that library to add more. It's going to have a new home page and project page on SourceForge.
This version is pretty rough, but I'd like to see it improve. The screen shot illustrates one thing I'd like to fix -- cursor escape sequences.
Included are several examples that illustrate the kinds of things you can do with gp2xole. I think it will be a useful tool for developers -- especially for installers.
Here is the binary and the source as of 9 Feb 2006. Note that the binary is a self-extracting gzipped-tar shell script. Put it in the root of your SD card, and select it as a Utility from the user interface. It will extract a folder, gp2xole, in the same place.
You will also need the gp2x SDL Libraries to use gp2xole. The source code doesn't have makefiles right now -- I use an internal make-maker tool called jmake.