There is one problem with the NanoNote: the PDF viewer (nupdf), the video player (mplayer) and several other programs have no easy tool for browsing and opening of files.
It is not a problem for most current user because the file to be opened can always be specified from the command line. But non-geek usually want to have something more “user friendly”.
So I have started to search a simple file browser (yes, there is at leat the Midnight Commander but it is too powerfull for such task). T Jlime has a very nice file picker ( a SDL-based fileselector). I have spent some time when attempting to make it work under the OpenWRT but without success, yet (it might be my fault).
The I have started to make a simple script which utilises the dialog program for actual file picking. It’s not that cool, it’s even somewhat ugly but it works (well, at least it works for me).
I have had to make two files. The first one is the actual script (/usr/bin/pick-pdf):
echo " "
echo "Searching for *.$EXT files. It may take a while..."
echo " "
rm -f /tmp/fsel.tmp 2>/dev/null
for aa in `find . -name "*.$EXT" -print` ;do i=`expr $i + 1` ; echo $i $aa >>/tmp/fsel.tmp ;done
export B=`cat /tmp/fsel.tmp`
export A=`dialog --menu "Select a File" 0 50 20 $B --stdout`
if test $A > 0
export C=`grep "^$A" /tmp/fsel.tmp`
export D=`echo $C | cut -d' ' -f2 -`
echo "No file selected!"
And the second one is a starter for the Gmenu2x (/usr/share/gmenu2x/sections/applications/pickpdf):
And that is all. There are many things to improve, of course. But it is also possible to modify the script for other programs and file types.