[Fso] FSO Revitalizing Plan

Pau Espin Pedrol pespin.shar at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 19:59:43 CET 2014

Hi everybody!

Although I don't have much free time these days to help a lot with these
projects, I'll try to stay tuned to be able to help at some point in the
future :)

Regarding opimd related stuff, I remember started thinking about somehow
integrating FSO into Telepathy (ie creating a FSO backend inside
Telepathy). That would give us the posibility to use Telepathy based apps
and services such as Empathy to use phone stuff (ie, chat using sms, calls
using gsm, etc.). That would bring us a bigger user base and we'd get
telepathy apps improvement for free.

For mobile based contact list, that means too we would get integration into
libfolks, as telepathy is already a libfolks backend, so we could jut use
libfolks to write contact related data in our own apps, with better
integration with other services such as evolution data server or whatever
we need.

Pau Espin Pedrol
mail/jabber: pespin.shar at gmail.com

2014-03-13 19:06 GMT+01:00 Lukas Maerdian <luk at slyon.de>:

> Hi Mickey and welcome back! :)
> 2014-03-13 12:29 GMT+01:00 Dr. Michael Lauer <mickey at vanille.de>:
> > So my plan to revitalize would be like that:
> >
> > 1.) Copy the relevant repositories to github.com as a synchronized
> clone of git.freesmartphone.org
> > 2.) Make sure that what we have there builds against recent tools
> (autofoo, vala, 3rd-party dependencies)
> > 3.) Apply outstanding patches.
> > 4.) Wade through our spamfull trac, copy those tickets that are still
> relevant to github and shut down trac completely.
> > 5.) Ponder about the current state of FSO on recent and future target
> devices, think about extensions and enhancements.
> >
> > What do you think?
> Moving to github sounds good, as it will remove the need to maintain
> the current trac instance and keep it clean of spam. Futheremore, more
> (external) people might send in patches, as they are already used to
> github and their easy fork & pull request integration.
> As to the future road of FSO, I'd like to mention two ideas:
>   1/ Sebastians current pet project the "Farewell Release for GTA02":
> http://trac.shr-project.org/trac/wiki/Rock-solid%20Farewell%20Release%20%28GTA02%29
> It might be nice to test and fix issues on the GTA02, to get it to a
> usable state. Then we could create one last release for that plattform
> and deprecate it afterwards, to concentrate on newer hardware.
>   2/ New hardware: There still aren't a lot of open plattforms. The
> GTA04 seems to be the "state of the art", regarding open hardware and
> I don't know if it is worth to start reverse engineering again... The
> problem is that the GTA04 is missing developers and users, still there
> are some users of SHR/FSO on the GTA04 (
> http://lists.goldelico.com/pipermail/gta04-owner/2014-March/005449.html
> ).
> The Neo900 (neo900.org) looks like a nice target for the future (end
> of this year), as it is based on the GTA04 and provides to possibility
> to explore new technology, such as LTE. In Addition the N900/Neo900
> has a very big and vital developer base and some people are keen to
> port Maemo5/Fremantle to the Neo900. As the N900 modem abstraction
> layer is proprietary and not useable for the Neo900, we could join
> them and integrate fsogsmd with the Fremantle telephony apps, to get a
> new FSO user (apart of SHR and some home-grown applications) and
> active user- and developer base.
> In addition we could revive the "Aurora-Project" to have a QT based,
> feature phone like UI, which could function as a test bed for new FSO
> functionallity and would integrate nicely with Maemo5/Fremantle.
> I hope we can get some traction again!
> BR,
>   Lukas
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