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libgnokii bindings (was: How to automate entering the security code / PI

From: Jari Turkia
Subject: libgnokii bindings (was: How to automate entering the security code / PIN?)
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:24:18 +0200
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Pawel Kot wrote:
intended to be wrapped. It would be the best to have Python/Perl/Ruby
bindigs for that but apparently noone with development skills has
enough interest in it.

I've been working on Windows-side bindings. C# is "ready" (meaning that some of the functions are working and for now rest of them will not be done). Mr. Napoli replicated my work and there are working VB-bindings also. Both results will be put into Gnokii CVS soon.

Previously I had a couple of my own applications using Perl-bindings, but my code is unusable as there are no working Perl-libraries anymore. There used to be, but they are withdrawn by author (Mr. Agouros). Last time I tried his code, it did not compile (I think it was with Gnokii 0.6.25 and Perl 5.8.8). The failure was somehow strange and it could not be fixed quickly.

My resolution for 2009 will be:
As soon as initial version of Windows bindings is released, I'll start working on Perl-bindings and aim to get them released in the CPAN as GSM::Gnokii (or similar).

Couple of years ago somebody asked about Python bindings and there was a short discussion, but it did not yield to anything. The only fruit of that was discovery of SWIG (, which might be used for wrapping libgnokii. I'm not sure if it is possible, but certainly it is worth the try. It would result immediate bindings for number of scripting languages. Does anybody here have any experience about SWIG?

About Ruby-bindings I've not seen or registered any conversations about.

Jari Turkia

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