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Gammu version in phone database

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.

Phone database links TuxMobil

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.

Anyway it would be good if we manage to cooperate a bit more, as most of entries in Gammu phone database can be considered as reports in TuxMobil Linux Mobile (Cellular) Phone Survey.

Happy new year!

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 :-).

Happy Christmas!

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.

New translation system

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.

So since now, then only right translation system for Wammu is available at https://l10n.cihar.com. You can find some instructions about translating Wammu at improve pages.

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.

Online localisation?

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 ;-).

Sonata in Debian!

Sonata has today been accepted to Debian! It is not much likely that it will be in next stable release so late, but even this might happen. Thanks to Daniel Baumann for uploading!