Paroli project

Steve Mosher steve at
Mon Nov 3 23:55:04 CET 2008

It sounds like a great project.

My goal this year at CES is to highlight the work our community has 
done, let me know if you have something I can demo to the Press in 
January. This goes for every community project out there


Mirko Lindner wrote:
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> Hi all,
> FSO and EFL are ready for deployment, tichy is waiting for plugins and
> Openmoko is steady on course.
> So now it is time to take the next step.
> Meet paroli. It will combine the technologies mentioned above in order
> to provide a unique user experience on smartphones. The first priorities
> for paroli will be the dialer, contacts, sms as well as the call history
> functions. Later on we will start adding other nifty features and expand
> project.
> Due to the flexibility of all the technologies used we will be able to
> build paroli as a collection of plugins and modules allowing every user
> to use exactly the interface she/he wants. Splitting functionality from
> design also allows us to skin paroli heavily without the need to rewrite
> the applications code, so not only will the user get the exactly the
> functions wanted but also styled in a way that feels most comfortable.
> Up to now I have been working my way through the efl, python, the fso
> and how all those tie into one another. I had to discover that writing
> paroli as a stand-alone application is very resource demanding we will
> change the focus now and implement paroli as a tichy plug-in to make use
> of the build-in python scheduler. The current source code in the svn
> will be moved to a "old" or "pre-tichy" folder as soon as its
> replacement is available.
> Very briefly about myself:
> My name is Mirko, I am 23, originally from Berlin and now live in
> Gothenburg, Sweden. My technical background is mainly web-development
> and design implementation, however I also have scripting experiences in
> perl, php and python as well as XML/XSL.
> I am very excited about Openmoko, the idea and the possibilities this
> presents. Although there are still some problems in the software I think
> the time is right for paroli as the tools needed such as the fso, the
> efl and tichy have reached a stage where they can be applied easily,
> provide all the functionality needed and are a reliable partner in
> creating new applications.
> Paroli is meant to be a community project and as such needs your
> support, codewise as well as your ideas and input on various subjects.
> I hope we can make paroli into more than an application and create a
> space where we can meet, discuss and develop together. So no matter if
> you are a code, a designer or simply an interested user that could help
> test the application, log on to: and
> join the team.
> I hope you see this for what it is, an open invitation to explore,
> comment and help to make paroli a success.
> More info and the source can be found on paroli's website and svn at:
> A last note, if you want to commit yourself to paroli development and
> join the developers-team contact me for svn-commit rights.
> Looking forward to being creative with you,
> /mirko
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