start writing applications - how?

Andreas Jellinghaus aj at
Mon Nov 12 10:34:31 CET 2007

On the list I see next to no mails about people writing applications for
moko. What would be the best way to start doing that?

I'd prefer some script language over C or C++ by far. Has any script
language been integrated into the openmoko default image these days,
or would I need to install some ipkg files? Or even recompile to build
my own package (something most people won't like, takes far too much
time, cpu and disk space)?

Are there any examples written in some script language that features
beyond "hello world", such as being optimized for the neo screen size
and to be used with fingers, or even gestures, or are optimized to
use the least amount of battery / cpu / memory? are optimized to be
used / unused (e.g. is it preferable to save state and quit and be
re-started or should the application rather sleep and not use the cpu
unless it is selected by the user)? or any example app using data
shared with other applications such as the address book etc? or some
application with example code for syncing data with a pc/desktop

sure, I understand openmoko is new and has a long way to go, and I'm very
happy about everyone contributing. but I'm somehow worried that I see
no discussion about these issues, or only "I want" type of discussions,
but not "how can I?" or "what is done / what can I do"? even if none
of these features I mentioned are available so far, that would be fine
for me, at least I would know where we are so far and what I can already
do and what I can't. having more information what the current status is
would be great.

but maybe it is me spending too little time ont he mailing list and wiki,
and I need to read up? in that case I'm sorry for waisting your time and
will do so (still a few links would be quite welcome).

Thanks for your help!

Regards, Andreas

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