Manager application for Openmoko based devices

Registered by Roberto Sarrionandia on 2007-06-12

With the first Openmoko based device (FIC Neo 1973) just around the corner, it might be useful to create a device manager for Openmoko devices. Options for changing settings, etc. could be implemented, similar to Nokia's windows based "PC Suite". Features such as sending SMS through the phone, reading contacts and making phone calls. It would also be useful if it could be implemented well into Rhythymbox (like the iPod is) as it is capable of playing music.

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Requirements
1. Automatic network configuration:
1.1 This could be done using a udev rule
1.2 Different distributions, different versions of distributions and different IP ranges require logic in these rules.
2. Nautilus, Ryhtmbox, Amarok (et al.) support
Needs USB mass storage device mode as described here: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Using_the_Neo_as_an_USB_Mass_storage_device
maybe also MTP support.
all this must be done on the openmoko side. See also http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-November/035243.html
3. Synchronising contacts, appointments, tasks, etc.
3.1 This could maybe be done using opensync
3.2 Special preconfigurations and example have to be offered
3.3 FreeRunner vs Thunderbird and Sunbird
3.4 FreeRunner vs Evolution
4. Sending SMS
4.1 Test for selection of Ubuntu applications from http://tuxmobil.org/phones_linux_sms.html
4.2 test with http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/gnome-phone-manager
4.3 test with http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/gnokii-smsd
5. Using the Freerunner as a modem
Using Bluetooth or USB connection
6. Perhaps package together with NeoTool

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