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Re: Any interest in an Android version of Gnapplet?

From: Pawel Kot
Subject: Re: Any interest in an Android version of Gnapplet?
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:27:50 +0200

Hi Håvard,

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 00:39, Håvard Wigtil <address@hidden> wrote:
> I've been looking at creating an Android version of Gnapplet.

Does it mean that Android is not supported by AT driver?

> My main motivation is to be able to use Android phones with Gnome Phone 
> Manager
> (which uses libgnokii), and so far I have an early version that can send SMS 
> through
> Gnokii or Gnome Phone Manager. A dump of the source so far
> at (by no means 
> finisjhed, but it works on my two test phones).

Sounds as reasonable goal :)

> Is there any interest in having a more full-featured version of Gnapplet for 
> Android?
> I see two possible options for the code I've written so far. One is that I 
> continue to
> write the code for myself, and maybe set up a small project somewhere, the 
> other
> (if that is something you want) is to make the code a part of Gnokii and 
> maintain it there.

Speaking for myself: I do not own any Android phone so I won't use it.
However I'd be glad to host you as gnokii subproject.

> I will continue to work on SMS support, including receiving (which also need 
> changes
> on the Gnokii side). After I have scratched my relatively small itch I don't 
> think that I'll
> write any code for the other areas that Gnokii  covers, so it won't see 
> feature parity
> with Symbian Gnapplet with my contributions alone. But I'd be happy to help 
> maintain
> the initial code and help others that want to add functionality.

The only worry I have is not to break symbian version (although I'm
not sure if anyone's still using it)

> There are also two things I'd like to eventually improve in Gnokii itself.

This is certainly welcome as well :)

> Android doesn't offer the ability to set a standart port for the Gnapplet 
> service,
> the port changes each time I start the service. I want to improve port 
> autodetection,
> so that it works with Android. I've done this for Gnome Phone manger already, 
> see
> . And as I said, The Gnokii
> Gnapplet driver doesn't seem to support receiving SMS, so I would like to try 
> to add
> this sometimes if no one beats me to it.

take care,
Pawel Kot

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