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Re: QT GUI for gnokii and more

From: Pavel Machek
Subject: Re: QT GUI for gnokii and more
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 11:30:11 +0200
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> > > I would advice to make it two layer -- a daemon that communicates with
> > > the phone and the GUI itself. They should communicate with each other
> > > using some well known protocol (DBUS?). That will allow also other
> > > applications (like Kontact, that would need patching in such case) to
> > > communicate with the phone at the same time.
> > 
> > Definitely good idea, and really needed. More than one application
> > needs to access the phone...
> Yes, that's something I was thinking about for already some time.

Actually it would be also nice to be able to handle two phones at the
same time without too many problems, but...

> > Question is what should be interface between the daemon and rest of
> > the world... AT interface is common but really ugly. Custom
> > command-line? Some RPC uglyness?
> I definitely don't want AT interface. And I'm thinking about something
> RPC-based. I'm trying out DCOP (which is rather kde only) and DBUS. I
> like both in fact. And I think it may be a daemon with multiple
> communication plugins, so it may be fairly easy to extend it with the
> new plugin.

I believe you should not do "communication plugins".

> And both dbus and dcop seem to have also a command line interface. And
> it looks cool to me.
> Any other suggestions for the interface?
> I already have the gnokii related core, now sitting on the dcop side
> trying to prepare something that would receive and send messages. Hope
> to send sms soon ;-)

Can you post some example code?

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