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Wammu future for second time

As I already wrote, I'm currently thinking of major rewrite of Wammu code. This is partly inspired by problems I have with wxPython, partly by with to change data handling a lot, what is needed for support for multiple phones and intelligent caching of it.

Today I started to add design notes to bug tracking system. Well it was mostly core dump of my brain inspired by questions one user had about future. All design notes are now publicly available and all of them are childs of bug #147.

These ideas are not yet definite and no code has been yet written (except of some proof of concept stuff), so you have great chance to influence Wammu future by reading and commenting them. I will also add there more stuff as most of my ideas is currenly on paper and I didn't transform everything into electronic format.

Gammu hit 1 MiB of sources

I just noticed that Gammu compressed tarball for first time reached 1 MiB. Well most of recent additions were caused by inclusion of gnapplet (I tried to find some page dedicated to this, but it seems to be tightly integrated with Gnokii), but it still indicates that code is alive :-).

GoogleBot getting crazy?

I just noticed that GoogleBot already downloaded 1 GiB from archzoom. As there is nothing new on this server, it might be quite conservative about downloading. Maybe they decided there must be something really important :-)

I often heard complains about MSNBot, but this time it got just 160 MiB, so it looks like we have another evil bot.

Wammu on Windows

It looks that the code basically works. At least I already got information from several users, who managed to run it. However there are still some things broken:

  • Phone searching doesn't work. There is some Unix only code and I'm going to fix it during weekend.
  • setup.py is somewhat wrong. Maybe I missed something while writing it, but you don't need to invoke this script to run Wammu - just execute wammu script in top level directory and it should work.

python-gammu being used

In recent days I got two announcement about starting projects using python-gammu. Both of them are GUI applications, so it looks like Wammu will have competitors.

It's good to see that, because I seriously don't have much time for writing Wammu and this will bring users other possibility. And maybe it will push me harder to finally make PyGTK rewrite of Wammu :-).

Let's see how will these projects evolve, but I hope they will be successful.

Wammu in testing

Good news everyone, Wammu has just entered Debian testing:

Subject: wammu 0.13-1 MIGRATED to testing
From: Debian testing watch <noreply@henning.makholm.net>
To: wammu@packages.debian.org
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 15:08:41 -0600

FYI: The status of the wammu source package
in Debian's testing distribution has changed.

  Previous version: (not in testing)
  Current version:  0.13-1

Website transfered and cleaned up

Main website has been finally transfered to new server. Please be patient while things settle down, as something might be missing. If you miss something or something is broken, please contact me ASAP.

On this occassion I also removed obsolete stuff. This mostly consists of various stuff from my university studies and some photos.