Freerunner Chat Application: Suggestions wanted!

Ed Kapitein ed at
Thu Jul 16 20:22:21 CEST 2009

Perhaps over the top, but how about a button/menu item, to send your gps
coordinates to your buddys?
(nice feature for the comming holidays ;-) )

Kind regards,

On Thu, 2009-07-16 at 09:48 -0700, Alex Teiche wrote:
> Wow everyone, thanks for all your suggestions!
> @Michael:  Thanks for the offer, but I don't think its really worth
> the learning curve of figuring out your whole code base.  We've got
> how many GPS or Web Browser apps now?  Two more IM Clients can't
> hurt:)
> Here are the things I have decided to implement for now:
> * GUI Is definately going to be Elementary
> * Backend is _probably_ going to be telepathy, though I am still
> considering libpurple
> * I am going to start from scratch, not write a new GUI for Pidgin.  I
> would rather stay away from Pidgin after the whole forking over text
> box resizing fiasco last summer.
> * I will not implement IRC, because I assume most people that would
> want to IRC from the FreeRunner know how or have set up an irssi
> +screen server somewhere.
> * I am trying to keep the scope of this very low, and just support the
> basic necessities of a chat program(including conurrent sessions).  A
> lot of apps on the FreeRunner are pretty slow, and I don't think
> hardware is solely to blame.  I would rather have a faster program
> then a more featureful one.
> * I am going to avoid small buttons, and instead opt for a large menu
> that can pull down.
> Thanks again for your encouragement everyone!
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 8:30 AM, Sebastian Krzyszkowiak
> <seba.dos1 at> wrote:
>         > I don't know where FSO is at with a comprehensive contacts
>         database
>         > (i.e. beyond sim stored data), but it might be worth talking
>         to them
>         > about integrating your contacts store needs as an FSO api?
>         opimd should work quite nicely at the moment.
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