I'm interested in other console applications as I'd like to find one that would give me a split screen, or give me two or three windows at once. I can open another bash shell from many utilities and command-line browsers, though, so I'm not sure how much screen space I'm willing to sacrifice to control tabs in fancier consoles, probably none.
I can only vouch for the functionality of qpe-terminal_1.5.0-2_arm.ipk, but I turned up so many other unusual or hard-to-locate console IPKs that I thought I might as well share the list here.
Again, I can't guarantee which of these will work without problems on ROM 2.38, except for qpe-terminal_1.5.0-2_arm.ipk, and probably opie-embeddedkonsole_1.5.0-6_arm.ipk. You need to research the other links further to make sure they would be compatible with your ROM.
Newbies be forewarned that installation of ipks that are incompatible could trash your machine, and it is always wise to make a full system backup before installing software from unknown sources or of unknown compatibility.
At http://quickening.zapto.org/ZaurusFeed, the feed primarily includes ipks for ROMs 2.38 and 3.10:
At http://zaurus.spy.org/feeds/docs-zaurus-com, I saw:
opie-console_0.6-20021024_arm.ipk Depends on libopie so probably won't work on 2.38? And I do not know where else you can find it if you want to try it, but I am leaving it here just in case it might be a useful hint to hunt for with google. ;)
At http://zaurus.daemons.gr/menaie/feed/, I also saw:
At: http://apogee.rockville.md.us/zaurus/feed, the feed also includes IPKs for C3000 series, so I'm not sure which of the following are compatible, if any, other than my favorite qpe-terminal:
embeddedkonsole-tabs_1.5.0-5_arm.ipk Depends on qpe-base (1.5.0), ptydevs. ptydevs looks familiar but don't know if it's on 2.38. KDE's konsole (shell terminal) ported to Qt Palmtop environment. Might work?
qkonsole_0.9.3-20040205_arm.ipk Only depends on qpe-base (1.5.0), and gzip. A "fancy console". Might be okay, but seems iffy as according to ZaurusSoftwareIndex description I saw, many features of this version are specific for C7xx.
zconsole_1.0_arm.ipkDepends on qpe-base. Serial terminal emulation software for Qtopia. Might work.
If the above links don't work, then either http://www.elsix.org or http://killefiz.de/zaurus hopefully should lead you to other download pages for these.