Michal Čihař - Archive for Sept. 7, 2007

I like when things just work

Recently, after switching to open source drivers for my Nvidia card in notebook, I get possibility to have working suspend to disk (well suspend was always working, but the resume of screen was the problem). In same time, I enabled suspend to disk, when battery is getting really low in Gnome power management preferences. This night it saved me file system troubles - I let the notebook to do some calculations and forgot to connect it to power. So it ran few hours till the battery was down and then it just hibernated. When I noticed this on morning, I could just plug the power and the calculation can continue. Thanks to everybody who made this work.

Gammu test version 1.13.90

I just released new version of Gammu. Besides experimental support for Bluetooth on FreeBSD, this release is mostly about fixing found bugs. Full list of changes:

  • Fixed parsing of date/time reply from some broken AT phones.
  • Added support for Option GlobeTrotter.
  • Handle correctly when phone automatically saves message to different memory than we ask.
  • Fixed buffer overflows, thanks to Gentoo folks for noticing.
  • Detect when phone is waiting for phone code.
  • Added experimental support for Bluetooth on FreeBSD.
  • SMSD can execute programs on message receiving (thanks to zaf).
  • Allow to define Bluetooth channel in configuration.

I do not plan to introduce any new major features to upcoming stable 1.14.0, this should be only about stabilization - there are some regressions from past in SMS decoder on Windows, which should be really fixed, there are also some other bugs reported on SMS decoder, so I should probably finally get to this part of code, understand it and do what is needed to make it more mature.