Freerunner Chat Application: Suggestions wanted!

Michael Sheldon mike at
Thu Jul 16 14:36:44 CEST 2009

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 01:16:09PM +0100, Michael Sheldon wrote:
>> Alex Teiche wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> I recently recieved my A6 FreeRunner, and have been looking for some coding
>>> to do:)  I plan on writing a chat application(similar to Pidgin) optomized
>>> for the small screen.  I was wondering what suggestions the community had
>>> before I get too far into it.
>> Hi Alex,
>>  I'm actually currently working on a project similar to this using
>> elementary and telepathy; I haven't made it particularly public yet as
>> it's only in a very roughly usable state and I think I still need to
>> spend some time updating some of the telepathy packages in OE before
>> it's easy to install directly on the device (there are easy to install
>> debian/ubuntu packages though).
> Release early, release often, have a public repository for sources, issues,
> etc... works best even if your first releases only have basic functionality.

 Yes, I do agree with that philosophy for the most part and the sources,
bug tracker, etc. are all publicly available at:

 I've just failed to actually publicise them ;) . I was mostly waiting
until I had time to get things in to a state where it was possible to
install packages easily on to the freerunner, as it's harder to get
people interested in something they can't easily have a play with (even
if it's a somewhat broken thing they're playing with). So it's mostly
just my own lack of time that's held up making things more public sooner.

 And of course the offer of helping with development and dropping by the
IRC channel is naturally open to anyone interested :).

> Go, go, go, go! Mike :)

Thanks :)


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