testing Litephone, new phone interface

Nicola Mfb nicola.mfb at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 18:15:47 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Michal Brzozowski<rusolis at poczta.fm> wrote:
> 2009/7/28 Nicola Mfb <nicola.mfb at gmail.com>
>> P.s. what's about the window manager? it may be nice to take a look at
>> http://qlwm.get.to/ patching it to become an embedded wm :)
> I've worked on Icewm a little bit, it's good for the Neo. What features do
> you think a WM needs? I think it's just putting all windows to full screen
> and switching between them. Bigger problem is a good launcher that works
> without E.

Well, every wm doing that is sufficient for embedded devices, so
MatchBox or Illume are well suited (or your patched icewm).

IMHO patching qlwm may give some advantages:

*) it fits nice in a quite totally qt based phone/desktop stack
*) interoperation between application and wm may be easy, developers
may go further without the need of learning different
*) easy consistent look & feel with applications as the graphics/text
engine would be the same
*) maintaining a c++ wm may be easy and modular by the nature of the language
*) making it pluggable is easy due to the inner plugin api of qt and
the signal slot mech that make api interfaces dynamic
*) qt developers may be attracted in enhancements without going too
deeply in XLib programming
*) the nice side effect to have qt library always preloaded, so other
application loads go fast
*) interest from other community going to use QT for their stack (maemo)
*) qt is supporting embedded deeply due to its historical embedded
support and new Nokia interest (qtopia, qml, kinetic), so we may
expect great improvements in the library
*) a professional support (believe me trolls are fast and reactive)

And last, a sane competition awaking developers ;)



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