[Announce] Intel and Nokia announce open source telephony project (oFono)

max csy0013 at googlemail.com
Tue May 12 11:29:16 CEST 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Lorn Potter <lpotter at trolltech.com> wrote:
> On 12/05/2009, at 3:04 PM, max wrote:
>> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 10:09 AM, max <csy0013 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 8:25 AM, Lorn Potter
>>> <lpotter at trolltech.com> wrote:
>>>> max wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Lorn Potter
>>>>> <lpotter at trolltech.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Levy wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 20:08, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
>>>>>>> <mickey at vanille-media.de> wrote:
>>>>>>>> Yeah,
>>>>>>>> that's pretty sad. They should have picked FSO or even Pyneo
>>>>>>>> or at least
>>>>>>>> something that is already in development for quite a while.
>>>>>>>> This way it looks
>>>>>>>> like NIH syndrome.
>>>>>>> Someone is trying to make they use Pyneo on #ofone channel
>>>>>>> right now.
>>>>>> I seriously doubt Nokia would ever have python on a Symbian
>>>>>> device, especially on S40.
>>>>> Actually, Nokia is quite pro-Python. Check out these links for
>>>>> more info.
>>>>> http://opensource.nokia.com/projects/pythonfors60/
>>>>> http://wiki.opensource.nokia.com/projects/PyS60_extensions
>>>> Let me rephrase that then. I doubt Nokia will ever ship python on
>>>> a Symbian device.
>>>> Just because someone started an open source project within Nokia,
>>>> doesn't mean it will ship in a
>>>> product.
>> Actually, the S60 All-in-one SDKs seems to support Python development
>> (officially). So I don't feel Py60 should be seen just as another open
>> source project started by someone within Nokia.
>> (Source: http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/ec866fab-4b76-49f6-b5a5-af0631419e9c/S60_All_in_One_SDKs.html)
>> Coming back to the topic, personally, I feel the FSO interface should
>> have been adopted. D-Bus based APIs? OFono seems to be an alternate
>> standard to what FSO already established. While choice is good when it
>> comes to implementations, too much "choice" in interfaces/standards,
>> fragments the community, and much productivity is lost in duplicating
>> stuff.
> Except we all know that python is not the direction Nokia is currently
> taking.
> Quite possibly OFono was started development before FSO. and besides,
> OFono doesn't use python.

I am a bit confused. I was under the impression that OFono was the
name give to the D-Bus interface that was being standardised. I didn't
realize it referred to the implementation.

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