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Screenshots: FSO UI Tutorial
Zhone is often told to be a demo application for the free softphone framework (FSO). But it actually is a quite usable phone program that allows to send and receive calls, SMS messages and tells you your gps coordinates. The FSO automagically detects when the gps coordinates are no more shown and shuts down the GPS hardware as long as it is not needed.
Since it mainly only sends commands over dbus to the daemons that actually do the work it is rather stable and even able to do multitasking like allowing you to read an SMS whilst using the phone.
Using VCF within Zhone
Arne sent a small patch that imports phone numbers from a VCF 3.0 address book. Since Zhone has problems with numbers -, the patch below is a sligthly different and removes -.
In /usr/bin/zhone search for class pyphone_contacts(edje_group) and modify the prepare function:
def prepare( self ): if not self.ready and not self.busy: file = open(os.environ.get('HOME')+"/addressbook.vcf", "r") entries =  entry_nr = 1 name = None number = None for line in file: #if line.startswith("END:VCARD"): if line.startswith("TEL;"): number = unicode(line.partition(":").strip()) number = number.replace('-','') number = number.replace(' ','') if name and number: entry = entry_nr, name, number entries.append(entry) entry_nr = entry_nr + 1 if line.startswith("END:VCARD"): name = None number = None # Search for both N: and N; since it depends on the VCF file. For example ones created with tsv2vcf.pl have "N:", not the usual "N;" if line.startswith("N:"): name = unicode(line.partition(":").replace(';',' ').strip(), "utf8", "utf8") if line.startswith("N;"): name = unicode(line.partition(":").replace(';',' ').strip(), "utf8", "utf8") #if line.startswith("TEL;"): # number = unicode(line.partition(":").strip()) file.close() self.cbPhonebookReply(entries) """ if dbus_object.gsm_device_obj: logger.info( "retrieving phonebook..." ) dbus_object.gsm_sim_iface.RetrievePhonebook( "contacts", reply_handler=self.cbPhonebookReply, error_handler=self.cbPhonebookError ) self.busy = True else: # Fake phonebook... self.cbPhonebookReply( [ (1, u'Kirk', '+023224433'), (2, u'Spock', '+034433463'), (3, u'McCoy', '+013244344'), (4, u'Scott', '+013244344'), (5, u'Uhura', '+013244344'), (6, u'Sulu', '+013244344'), (7, u'Chekov', '+456663443'), ] ) """
Installing Zhone on Ubuntu
| WARNING: Adding those repositories (or the zhone installation?) may lead to problems on a Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.
Many packages update are done at the same time (200+ changes), and something break the upgrade. Removing repositories and launching an "apt-get -f install" fix the problem.
- Add this to your /etc/apt/sources.lst :
deb http://pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org/debian/ unstable main deb-src http://pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org/debian/ unstable main deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental main deb http://e17.dunnewind.net/ubuntu hardy e17
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zhone
- remove this from your /etc/apt/sources.lst
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental main
- Now you can finally execute:
- Install Zhone see Zhone#Installing Zhone on Ubuntu
- apt-get source zhone