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Author: Pavel Machek
To: Merlijn Wajer
CC: maemo-leste
Old-Topics: Re: [maemo-leste] Maemo-Leste Digest, Vol 9, Issue 7
Subject: [maemo-leste] Phone UI was Re: Maemo-Leste Digest, Vol 9, Issue 7

> > Now I see that someone started the development. I read the github and
> > the ninth update.
> I will try to follow up with another update soon.
> > Can I follow and help with the ophono integration and the sms GUI?
> We definitely need a UI for phone calls, SMS and contacts. I think I
> have the libgofono stuff handled - I at least need to clean up the code
> a bit more before it makes sense for others to dive in.
> We should probably start making a plan for this soon. We can try to
> reverse-engineer parts of existing Maemo in an attempt to make the UI
> the same (this is complicated by the fact that some parts require html
> engine, like SMS), but could be worth it.
> Alternatively, we can try to look at existing applications for dialer
> (phone), sms and contacts management. Maybe UBPorts has something
> usable.

If you want something simple, there's Unicsy Demo project (and ofone
inside). https://github.com/pavelmachek/unicsy_demo/tree/master/ofone

I started rewriting it to rust, (tui repository, rfone).

If you want "real" contacts application, I suggest looking at Gnome
contacts. Purism people made it working on a phone, and it should be

They also have a gui for doing phones. Phosh, iirc; but they use
different backend, so that's probably not applicable.

I'd definitely suggest _not_ starting "yet another phone shell".

One thing I thought about... should the sms go into "mailbox" format?
So that common mail clients can be used to access them, concurrent
access works, imap works, etc? [Unfortunately, details are tricky].

Best regards,

(english) http://www.livejournal.com/~pavelmachek
(cesky, pictures) http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~pavel/picture/horses/blog.html