Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for English

Real address in bug tracker makes sense!

Today, when walking through some Wammu/Gammu bugs, I came to conclusion that the spam changed some people to behave insane. The email field in bug tracker is there to allow developer to contact you, for example when he makes a fix for issue you reported and wants you to test it. Entering addresses as ones at TrashMail which will vanish soon (the bug I'm talking about is two days old, what I feel is good enough reaction time from my side), will not help anybody.

Thank you firebird76 (whatever your real name is) for realizing how people are stupid.

PS: I use Mantis bug tracker, which I believe does not expose email addresses to anyone besides privileged users.

Wammu 0.24

I just released version 0.24 of Wammu. This release brings improvements in device searching, support for notification on incoming call (you need python-dbus for this) and various minor GUI improvements. Full list of changes:

  • Notifies user about incoming calls using D-Bus.
  • Remember default type of created entry (eg. phone/SIM memory).
  • Newly created entries contain some reasonable fields by default.
  • Fixed validation of editor fields.
  • Improvements in guided wizard to make it easier to use.
  • Clever searching over Bluetooth based on manufacturer.
  • Searching can be really limited to some connection types.

There is still no binary for Windows. I don't have time and environment for maintaining them. Volunteers are welcome!

Gammu stable version 1.14.0

I just released new version of Gammu. There are no big changes since last testing release:

  • Fallback to empty model if user specifies wrong.

For stable users there are tons of changes, most noticable are fixes in SMS encoding and decoding, 6510 protocol improvements, IrMC index access support and improved SMSD logging.

RC bugs

I'm just wondering: Why do all my packages start getting RC bugs which are easy to fix right now, when ftp-master is down and uploads are not possible? It must have some coincidence...

Photo uploader 0.4

Good news everyone, new version of Photo uploader has been just released. If you don't know this tool yet, it is helper to upload photos (or images) over net. It was created when I became too lazy to upload hundreds of photos to digilab, but generally it can support any service which allows you uploading of whatever using HTML forms.

News in this release:

  • Fixed crash.
  • Added uloz.to service.

New Gammu is in Debian

After massive processing of new queue during weekend (check graphs to get better impression, kudos to all who managed to handle hundredth of packages during weekend), new Gammu is in unstable. It is still not in shape for migration to testing, but it is much better than the one I accidentally uploaded before. Currently there are no known open regressions, so if you see something failing what used to work before, just report it!

Czech pages about phpMyAdmin

After two weeks of testing, I'd like to announce Czech pages about phpMyAdmin - http://phpmyadmin.cz/. You will find there various tips and howtos for using phpMyAdmin as well as project and development news. I'd like to build there a community where people could find help about this tool in their native language, but I have no idea whether it has a chance to succeed. Anyway the domain name was cheap so I had to try to realize idea, which was sitting in my head for quite a long time.

Gammu test version 1.13.96

Finally this testing series is stabilizing and there are no known regressions. The latest big regression with encoding PDU data has been just fixed. Full list of changes:

  • Fixed wrong PDU encoding (bug #412).
  • Provide API for cleaning SMS backup structure.
  • Added testing of SMS PDU encoding.

You can download from usual place: http://cihar.com/gammu/

I hope this will be really the last one before 1.14.0.

Gammu test version 1.13.95

I just released new version of Gammu. I expected to have stable release at this time, but some important bugs appeared which forced me to change API. And while I did break this, I also did other API changes which I had longer in my mind. Besides there are lot of fixes in OBEX/IrMC code. Full list of changes:

  • Fixes OBEX crash (Debian bug #446923).
  • Correctly check various return values (bug #409).
  • Fixed several bugs in vCard decoder.
  • Removed UCS decoding heuristics, it can not work in all cases.
  • Provide at least some basic information from dumb AT phones.
  • SMSD now logs also error descriptions.
  • SMSD can be configured not to check for security status.
  • Correctly handle hard deletes on IrMC (bug #414).
  • GSM_ReadConfig now returns GSM_Error instead of just bool.
  • Many functions now use size_t for passing size values.
  • Backups API now rather accepts format than guessing by filename.
  • Increased soname due to API/ABI changes