UI for Osmocom and funding [was: Hello, Fonts and a LCDgui (plain text)]
khorben at defora.org
Tue Feb 8 17:59:35 UTC 2011
Hi Rade, list,
On 07/02/2011 18:45, Rade Girel wrote:
> Well, what do you think about that? Should it be built in another way?
> Am i to early in typing menue structures while the whole "rendering"
> is not sorted out in any way? Does anyone work on the fonts or a UI?
well, I am currently working on a UI, but not on the same level. On an
Openmoko Freerunner, the application processor can control the baseband
one itself, while taking care of the interface.
I happen to have written a Gtk+-based GSM daemon and telephony
application, which I have recently modified to function independently of
the GSM backend in use. You can find this work in the "khorben-phone"
branch of the DeforaOS project, found at http://www.defora.org/:
You can obtain the source code this way:
$ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at anoncvs.defora.org:/Data/CVS co -r \
(you will also need the "libSystem" library from the same project to
$ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at anoncvs.defora.org:/Data/CVS co \
So technically now, "all that is left" is to write a plug-in for osmocom
in "src/modems". As of the current way the project is implemented, it
seems like this plug-in would implement a telnet client and connect to
port 4247 locally. I'll welcome suggestions on how to proceed otherwise
in a more practical way :)
Last but not least, I had to rush to meet the submission deadline when I
first heard about this possibility, but I have submitted this project
for funding by the CELF forum:
Of course I have listed myself in the "Contractor candidates", but I
expect development to be (primarily) funded through work in the Osmocom
project itself, where I'll welcome anyone, and the most active current
developers in particular, to add themselves here (or just ask me to get
I hope taking this step sounds good to you all too, and will be good
publicity whatever happens (eg whether being funded or not).
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