UI for Osmocom and funding [was: Hello, Fonts and a LCDgui (plain text)]

Pierre Pronchery 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 \
   khorben-phone DeforaOS/Apps/Desktop/src/Phone
(you will also need the "libSystem" library from the same project to 
compile it:
$ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous at anoncvs.defora.org:/Data/CVS co \
   DeforaOS/System/src/libSystem

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:
http://elinux.org/CELF_Open_Project_Proposal_2011
http://elinux.org/Add_Osmocore_support_to_the_DeforaOS_Phone_GSM_stack

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 
it done).

I hope taking this step sounds good to you all too, and will be good 
publicity whatever happens (eg whether being funded or not).

Cheers,
-- 
khorben




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