PalmOS-like data storage

Bryan Larsen bryanlarsen at
Tue Jan 30 15:29:10 CET 2007

OpenMoko has promised a code release on/around Feb 11.  I've also got a 
million questions, but Feb 11 is getting close enough now that I think 
it's probably better to wait than to bug the busy developers.  After Feb 
11, anybody who can read code can dive in to answer their own questions 
and the questions of others, but before then, we're also making it 
harder for the core team to hit their self-imposed deadline!

OTOH, your questions are mostly very apt.  As a community we can look 
into KDE / gnome / sqlite / opie / gpe and be somewhat prepared to 
compare and contrast when we do get a code dump.


Gervais Mulongoy wrote:
> Sup Guys,
> Maybe someone can point me to some documentation regarding all this. It 
> is a very interesting topic and I don't even know where to start looking 
> so I can properly follow the thread.
> My concerns:
> First, what is the current way of doing this with the Unix? What 
> problems does this have?
> Second how does gconf do (in terms of data storage), and how does it go 
> about attempting to solve the problems with the Unix way. And the same 
> questions for how KDE/sqlite/etc do things
> This will at least give us a list of requirements for data storage needs 
> of the OpenMoko as a platform. Which we can use to either roll our own 
> storage/vfs/whatever, or to bring an existing project up to par with 
> what the community thinks we need.
> Sorry if I sound ignorant about this.
> -Gervais.
> On 1/27/07, *'Mickey' Lauer* <Michael> wrote:
>     Tomasz Zielinski wrote:
>      > Most PDA applications needs save small set of data - user
>     preferences,
>      > high score list and so on. Does the OpenMoko support such operation
>      > with it's API? If it doesn't, there is a risk developers will
>      > implement dozens of different ways and every app will behave
>      > differently.
>     Yeah, it's very important.
>      > There is of course some problems here, but I believe OpenMoko data
>      > storage API is necessary. How do you think?
>     I agree 100%. However this is one of the areas where we didn't want to
>     go forward without gathering community input -- so I'm looking forward
>     to chose either one of gconf, sqlitefs, etc. during the next weeks.
>     What do you guys think?
>     Regards,
>     :M:
>     --
>     Michael 'Mickey' Lauer | IT-Freelancer |

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