Michal Čihař - Archives

New Wammu and Gammu website

I just put online new Wammu and Gammu website at http://wammu.eu/. The reason for this change is that I want all relevant information about Gammu and related programs to be available in one place. You can find there information about Gammu, SMSD and python-gammu as well including some information and documentation which used to be spread in wiki and various other documents.

Also all Gammu and Wammu related announcements will be published only on that website and will no longer pollute my blog (and all planets where my blog is being syndicated). If you followed RSS feed, you should update your reader to http://wammu.eu/news/rss/.

The new website also includes updated Gammu Phone Database, which will look almost same to users, but has been completely rewritten underneath, what will allow some extensions in future and allows easier management of entries for me.

What currently lacks behind old website is Czech translation. The reason is in simple fact that new website contains much more texts and I did not yet have time to translate it. If you want to help, just go to l10n.cihar.com, or just follow translators instructions. This time it will be also possible to add other translations, so if you want to translate website to other language, you are welcome!

Moving to Git

After losing some data from svn, because I just did not have the latest backup and I only had data in local copy, I decided to finally migrate to Git.

For now the repositories are hosted on gitorious:

The svn server will stay there for some time, but I want to get rid of it in future.

PS: Translations from Pootle are now directly commited to separate Git repository under user data which he used to register in Pootle. I'll merge this repository time to time to mainlines.

Windows 7 compatible? What?

Well I really love these automatic test and "rewards". Today, Wammu has just received the "Windows 7 Compatible" award on ForteDownloads.com. Wow.

But as far as I know, it has some problems on Windows Vista with permissions and I doubt it will be better on Windows 7. Is anybody actually using these systems? I don't.

Wammu 0.30.1

Unfortunately Wammu 0.30 was not running on some Windows versions, so here comes fixed one. There is no need to update if you did not use Windows binaries. Full list of changes:

  • Fixed Windows build.
  • Fixed typo in desktop file.
  • Fixed spec file.

Wammu 0.30

I just released version 0.30 of Wammu. This release fixes various problems found by users. Full list of changes:

  • Do not fail if group ID can not be converted to name.
  • Updated to work with current python-gammu.
  • Translation updates.
  • Support for displaying picture on contacts.
  • Properly handle paths with special chars (bug #816).
  • Make build time dependency checks optional.
  • Drop wxPython 2.4 compatibility code.

This release also comes with binary for Windows with embedded Gammu 1.23.1.

New downloads mirror

The downloads amount for Gammu and Wammu is still increasing and when Ben Waymark offered me possibility to make an mirror, I happily accepted it. So from now, you can choose alternate download location for all downloads on my site!

The mirror is placed in UK, so if you have for whatever reason problems with connectivity to Czech Republic (where the primary site lives), it can be also good benefit for you to use alternate download location.

Call for Gammu/Wammu translators

New releases for both Gammu and Wammu are getting closer and I'd like to invite anybody to translating these programs to his language. Both projects use gettext, so if you are familiar with it, you can download po files from SVN and translate in your favorite editor. If you prefer an easy way, you can use web based interface (Pootle):

For Wammu: https://l10n.cihar.com/projects/wammu/

For Gammu: https://l10n.cihar.com/projects/gammu/

You don't have to translate everything at once, but every translated term counts!

If you hesitate where to start, fist look at Wammu, it is usually the application, which user tries first and having it translated is nice.

Starting from this release, Gammu man pages can be also translated and these can be also considered a priority translate material to ease learning curve for unfamiliar users, their texts are located in separate po file - docs.po.

To translate, just go to translation server, where you can translate online (registration is required) or checkout po files from SVN (svn://svn.cihar.com/wammu/trunk or svn://svn.cihar.com/gammu/trunk) and send me diff of po file.

Wammu 0.29

I just released version 0.29 of Wammu. This release fixes various problems found by users. Full list of changes:

  • Fixed handling of call entries with multiple dates.
  • Handle phones where writing entry to SIM card takes long (bug #682).
  • Properly skip corrupted entries (bug #467).
  • Added export of messages to XML (thanks to Florent Kaisser).
  • Properly report failures when importing backup (bug #303).
  • Add --info command line option to show connection info (bug #426).
  • Add --debug switch to enable debug output to stderr (bug #426).
  • Sign Windows binaries.

This release also comes with binary for Windows with embedded Gammu 1.21.0.

Wammu 0.28

I just released version 0.28 of Wammu. This release fixes various problems found by users. Full list of changes:

  • Fixed freeze while searching for Bluetooth devices.
  • Fixed guided configuration of Bluetooth devices (no more complains about not existing device).
  • Fixed saving of backups to folder with non ASCII names.
  • Validation is less strict and allows hopefully all number.

This release also comes with binary for Windows with embedded Gammu 1.20.0.