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Favourite programming language: Ruby
 
Favourite programming language: Ruby
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Previous PDA experience: familiar-linux on iPAQ
 
Previous PDA experience: familiar-linux on iPAQ
interested in pim-suites
 
  
looking at dbus right now
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interested in pim-suites; ecal+dbus+gtk seems enough to build some nice pim applications on OpenMoko.
next is libecal/evolution
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gtk, glade, cairo seem rather workable.
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== Ruby ==
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Ruby including '''cairo (as of Oct 20)''', gtk2 and glade2 bindings available! See link below.
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dbus seems nice, but there is a clear lack of which libs provide which interfaces over dbus in openmoko/openembedded.
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esd/dbus as evolution server seems nice (but is it right?) Revolution (Ruby-evolution) also works.
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However, the underlying iCal/VCard s*cks bigtime. A business card is ''not'' an entry in my address book.
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An appointment in iCal is OK-ish, but making an appointment is still impossible, even with RFC 2446 in place.
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Perhaps GUIs just do not show what a user is supposed to do.
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But the whole world uses it, so I guess I have no real alternative.
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== Testing framework for gsmd/libgsmd ==
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Because I find (lib)gsmd lacking in stability, I wrote a little proof of concept for a testing framework in
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[http://rspec.info/ Rspec], which you can find [http://chmeee.dyndns.org/om/testing_gsmd.html on my own server].
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The framework emulates/mocks the firmware. This way, you can run the tests on any linux PC.
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Any user can write a test for functionality that should work (typically, when they find a bug; developers have
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higher responsiblities). The behaviour of a test should be predictable. The behaviour of firmware can be set per test,
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and the behaviour of the application should be put in the When/Then steps of the framework.
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ecal+dbus+gtk seems enough to build some nice pim applications on OpenMoko.
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== External Page ==
  
[http://chmeee.dyndns.org/om/ My OpenMoko page]
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[http://chmeee.dyndns.org/om/ Kero's external OpenMoko page] providing screenshots and the ruby feed (and some other code).

Latest revision as of 03:52, 16 February 2008

Favourite programming language: Ruby

Previous PDA experience: familiar-linux on iPAQ

interested in pim-suites; ecal+dbus+gtk seems enough to build some nice pim applications on OpenMoko.

[edit] Ruby

Ruby including cairo (as of Oct 20), gtk2 and glade2 bindings available! See link below.

dbus seems nice, but there is a clear lack of which libs provide which interfaces over dbus in openmoko/openembedded.

esd/dbus as evolution server seems nice (but is it right?) Revolution (Ruby-evolution) also works. However, the underlying iCal/VCard s*cks bigtime. A business card is not an entry in my address book. An appointment in iCal is OK-ish, but making an appointment is still impossible, even with RFC 2446 in place. Perhaps GUIs just do not show what a user is supposed to do.

But the whole world uses it, so I guess I have no real alternative.

[edit] Testing framework for gsmd/libgsmd

Because I find (lib)gsmd lacking in stability, I wrote a little proof of concept for a testing framework in Rspec, which you can find on my own server. The framework emulates/mocks the firmware. This way, you can run the tests on any linux PC.

Any user can write a test for functionality that should work (typically, when they find a bug; developers have higher responsiblities). The behaviour of a test should be predictable. The behaviour of firmware can be set per test, and the behaviour of the application should be put in the When/Then steps of the framework.


[edit] External Page

Kero's external OpenMoko page providing screenshots and the ruby feed (and some other code).

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Favourite programming language: Ruby Previous PDA experience: familiar-linux on iPAQ interested in pim-suites

looking at dbus right now next is libecal/evolution gtk, glade, cairo seem rather workable.

ecal+dbus+gtk seems enough to build some nice pim applications on OpenMoko.

My OpenMoko page