I'm still working my way ever so slowly through the rockbox SVN revisions, searching for the one specific change that's dimming the high frequencies in the up to date rockbox code. But since I can't hear so well these days I have to wait a bit between test builds for feedback on the zipit IRC channel from dronz who can actually hear the difference. This occasionally leaves me some time to play with other stuff.
I found some SDL based vnc clients to play with, but they suffer from about as many issues as the framebuffer vnc clients. I'll have to piece together a good one from all the best bits, someday when I have a solid block of time to think. But not yet.
So I decided to pick at something a bit simpler. Way back when, in the early days of my zipit experiments I did a test build of gmenu2x. But then I got sound out of a rockbox build and put gmenu2x on the backburner. Since I'd already done a build of gmenu2x I figured now I could spend my little snippets of time working on the config bits required to make it work right in IZ2S. So I tinkered with the keyboard layout config file and setup a few apps to launch, run, and return to gmenu2x. I also built the termula2x terminal program to see what that looked like when launched from gmenu2x. The whole thing needs plenty more work, but all in all I think I like the way it's shaping up. I can picture myself launching straight into gmenu2x for the car music player instead of hooking rockbox to the home key with e2bindkeys.
I put it here for now gmenu2x-iz2s.zip if anyone wants to try it.
I've recently updated the input.conf keymap file and some of the icons here gmenu2x-iz2s-icons.zip, and the source is available in the Goodie Bag.