Standardizing data store across toolkits (SMS, PIM data, playlist, etc)

ian douglas ian.douglas at
Fri May 16 23:06:38 CEST 2008

MartinG wrote:
> On Friday 16 May 2008 03:26:06 Carsten Haitzler wrote:
>> yeah. this is actually the bigger problem we face in the longer run.
>> standardising data stores and access to them etc. :)
> I think this is a important point that should be given some thought
> before everyone starts hacking. Would it make sense to use opensync
> [1] as a middle layer between the frontend app and the backend store
> -- with one plugin on each side?

Yeah, there was a big discussion about this a few months ago, talking 
about whether to store data in some generic format or some homemade XML 
format or using some middle layer tool like opensync, and synchronizing 
data to a remote location periodically versus sync'ing only when 
connected to a PC, etc. It was a pretty thorough discussion.

Personally, I like the opensync idea, a platform-independent sync 
engine, that can be ported to the OpenMoko platform.


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