Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for Gammu

Gammu in the wild

It's nice to see reports that some large SMS services run on Gammu. I know there are more, but mostly such information is hidden and nobody except people who wrote that know about used software.

Make such reports more often, it makes people happy. Usually mailing list is just full of complains that something is not working and few good words can't make anything bad :-).

What I miss on Gammu?

I told this for many times before, so I just repeat: Such project needs version control system. No matter which one, but having at least CVS would make things lot of better than now. However Marcin seems unfortunately not to be interested in such "innovation". So I will still use my fixes branch, some people will want to use snapshots from that and we will sync with Marcin by sending patches and randomly forgetting about some parts (good luck that bazaar won't forget).

Future of Wammu?

Most of users noticed that there is not much progress in Wammu development. This is mostly caused by problems which wxPython already caused me and drops my motivatio to create something new using it to zero. However I want Wammu to have future, so it looks obvious, that it has to leave wxPython.

For now I'm decided to go either with PyGTK or using some high level framework as Kiwi. The latter gives advantage of better abstraction, but pure PyGTK could attract more developers. I'm not yet decided about this choice and I'm creating proposal for highly modular core, which should allow (somewhat, at least for beginning) idependent plugins to handle different data in phone (and later maybe even different backends).

If you would like to join me in developing wammu-ng (the name will probably change), you're welcome to drop me a mail on michal@cihar.com.

Gammu popularity

It's nice to see how more and more people install Gammu since it has been included in Debian. Thanks to popcon I can see graph how it's popularity grows to sky :-).

Lets see whether Wammu will follow.

Wammu in Debian

Finally it went through long NEW queue and it has been accepted!

Subject: wammu_0.13-1_i386.changes ACCEPTED
From: Debian Installer <installer@ftp-master.debian.org>
To: Michal Čihař <michal@cihar.com>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 08:49:56 -0700

Accepted:
wammu_0.13-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/w/wammu/wammu_0.13-1.diff.gz
wammu_0.13-1.dsc
  to pool/main/w/wammu/wammu_0.13-1.dsc
wammu_0.13-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/w/wammu/wammu_0.13-1_all.deb
wammu_0.13.orig.tar.gz
  to pool/main/w/wammu/wammu_0.13.orig.tar.gz
Announcing to debian-devel-changes@lists.debian.org
Closing bugs: 326710

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

Debian repository change

As result of reorganisation, my Debian repository structure has been changed. Correct sources.list lines are now following:

deb http://debian.cihar.com/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.cihar.com/ unstable main contrib non-free

Please also note that Gammu is already in Debian unstable and testing, so you can use version from there. I usually use this repository as place where my sponsor downloads source packages, so new version appear here sooner than in Debian archive (this is especially true when packages needs to go through NEW queue).

This repository contains all packages for i386 and amd64 architectures. You can browse their list on debian.cihar.com.

python-gammu 0.12 in Debian testing

Looks like Gammu stuff is getting closer to be in good shape for next stable :-).

Subject: python-gammu 0.12-1 MIGRATED to testing
From: Debian testing watch <noreply@henning.makholm.net>
To: python-gammu@packages.debian.org
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 15:08:26 -0600

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

  Previous version: (not in testing)
  Current version:  0.12-1