FSO: is zhone here to stay?

Stefan Schmidt stefan at openmoko.org
Thu Aug 7 19:00:11 CEST 2008


On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 12:39, Craig B. Allen wrote:
> Is it correct to assume that the features of zhone - dialer, answer,
> etc. will eventually be replaced by other applications that are
> developed outside of the FSO project?

This is right. The main focus of the FSO is to deliver a framework people can
use to write applications for.

But to develop this framework we need applications actually using it. Without
such an app we would just design dbus APIs and write daemons without even
knewing if they make sense for an application developer.

That's the reason for zhone. It's out testing app, show case, consumer, name it
like you want.

> If zhone is going to be around for a while, how can I make a request
> for a new feature?

Well, that depends a lot on what kind of feature request this is. As I wrote
above, zhone is mostly to test our APIs and implementations. It's not targeted
to fullfill all user needs yet. Basic phone functionality is the goal.

If it is something in this area feel free to submit a ticket for it:


Stefan Schmidt

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