If you are only interested in information about new releases, you can use new RSS feeds/categories I just created - python-gammu releases and Wammu releases. Those will be really low trafic feeds containing only information about new releases and no ideas or development progress as in regullar python-gammu or Wammu feeds/categories.
I'm really starting to consider this option. Nonody is willing to maintain Win32 build of python-gammu and it is now far behind current version, with many bugs which were already fixed in source code.
It would need quite a lot of effort from me, because I'm really not experienced with Windows (and I don't like that environment). I could setup cross compiling environment and build Windows version on Linux, but this is something what I'm a bit affraid and need some time.
So if nobody is really interested in creating python-gammu binary for Windows, I will probably do it myslef, but you can expect you will have to pay some small amount (eg. 10 €) for download.
It's funny how big are differences in authors of open source programs and their bug handling. Yesterday I finally managed to report problem in gtkthml plugin for Claws mail which caused some HTML mails to be displayed in wrong encoding. I got instantly reply and in few minutes it has been fixed in CVS. Thanks a lot Colin Leroy!
Exactly opposite situation is with Klear. I wrote bug report with patch more than a year ago and it is still without reply from developers. Funny is that somebody else was brave enough to port this patch to curent version. Looking at their bug tracker, I can see that my report is not alone, let's call it black hole…
As you might already know, my website is available in English and Czech languages. I decided to use gettext, because it is easy to manage (when compared to strings which are used eg. in phpMyAdmin. However I sometimes see PHP to crash on localised pages and it randomly sends page in English even when Czech should be sent. I don't know how to fix and even how to debug this as this happens in few situations, which I'm not able to reproduce. So I'm really sorry if you sometimes see site unavailable errors, or you get different translation than you expected. Reload mostly works in such cases.
Last big missing part of Wammu phone configuration wizard has been just implemented - wizard is finally integrated with phone searching and you can now use it to fully configure Gammu or any programs using it (eg. gMobileMedia).
Testing instructions were already in my yesterday blog and they are still valid. As the wizard should not receive any major changes right now, I appreciate any feedback from you.
Known issues, which will be fixed:
- Phone test and searching can not be stopped.
- Phone searching looks at all devices and ignores device type selected in first wizard step.
Today I finally implemented work with
.gammurc, so now you
can finally configura gammu with new configuration wizard. For now only
manual configuration and guided configuration are working, but searching
will follow soon, it is just matter of few wrapping classes. If you are
brave enough to test development versions, just grab Wammu snapshot
wammu-configure.py. There are still lot of
things to improve, but at least something is finally working.
Phone database now has additional field for Gammu version, so that you can write which version you tested. I introduced this field, because this is most often information listed in reporter comments.
What next might happen to phone database? I'd like to add talkback to Wammu that would automatically fill in values in phone database. It should popup some time after installation to make sure that user had enough time to test it. But what is enough time? Probably one month, but maybe I will change my decision when actually implementing this.
After receiving survey about some my links on TuxMobil, I decided to add some links to this site in Gammu phone database. That site contains lot of links to interesting pages where you will much likely find some hints for your phone.
Maybe I'm a bit late, but happy new year! I was quite silent in last days as I was having rest from computer and enjoyed real life.
What will this year bring? I will hopefully become Debian Developer, as only required step right now is account creation. This is good news for Gammu users who run Debian, as I would like to upload testing versions to experimental (as well as appropriate python-gammu builds).
What else? Some new releases of my projects :-). I'm still working on Wammu and configuration wizard. There is a bit more work than I expected, but it should be ready during January. I don't expect much new features in python-gammu, it will be just kept in sync with gammu.
The only remaining project is Ukolovnik, which is in perfect state for me, however other users request more features and I should sometimes get at least to patch merging :-).
24th December has started few minutes ago and the Christmas crazyness is going to end soon. No more carols whenewen man enters shop, no more fantastic Christmas offers wherever you look (well they will be replaced with New Year, Valentine's day, etc. offers, but they are usually not that aggressive.
I'm just finishing packing of presents for my family and only thing that keeps me up and running is Radio Beat on high volume … This is only style of music I can accept whole year ;-).
Anyway happy Christmas to all blog readers and I hope you got lot of presents from whoever gives presents in your country.
As I'm not able to properly merge translations back to Rosetta, the pressure for changing translation system was bigger and I finally managed to install Pootle on my server and make it work according to my needs.
In order to improve translations, new system will be managed - each translation will have administrator(s) who will be responsible for content and will approve translations.
After few complains on quality of translations coming from Rosetta, I started to look for other possibilites to use for online translations. I want something what allows forcing of review of translations, as I don't see other way for improving their quality.
The only thing I found so far is Pootle, but I didn't yet manage to make it properly use Wammu po files and translate them. I'm probably doing something wrong, as there seem to be several working installations on the net. It's probably time to properly read documentation ;-).