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Report 2007-11-11


Submitted by marcin on Sun 11-Nov-2007

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Gammu+ 0.37 is ready. What can I say ?

For example: you can make MMS receiving gateway with it now (tested on 6111).

It's very close from the state, where will be rock stable, fast and will have support for all important functions. I estimate, that I will reach it in December.

And what next ? I'm not sure. I have read about Nokia reactions for info about breaking Series 60 security. I'm not sure, if they will love software, which is faster/smaller/better than their own PC Suite.

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https://www.facebook.com/marcin.wiacek.public (2015)


Submitted by marcin on Fri 18-Sep-2015

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Report 2007-09-10


Submitted by marcin on Tue 11-Sep-2007

Content moved from gammu.org blog

hmmm, I have "small" dilema. I was creating Gammu over years and tried to make it as simple as possible. Later decided to leave it a little (financial and other reasons) and give control over it to very good programmer Michal. Now I have downloaded it (1.13.90) and tried to compile.

And what ?

And I CAN'T. Michal, there are many new UNKNOWN directories, when I make "cmake CMakeLists.txt", I receive 41 vcp (Visual Studio makefile) files (including old one available in tar.gz). And they don't work too good...

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Post PC era -> is it really market regulated ?


Submitted by marcin on Sun 29-Jul-2012

In various places we can read, that PC (Personal Computers like notebooks and desktops) are less and less popular.

What can be reason for it ?

Standard X86 platform is of course much better and faster, but... many users complain about generally worse quality, worse screens and various "revolutionary" solutions (which allow to save few $ for manufacturers, but make a lot of problems for users).

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Greetings/Życzenia


Submitted by marcin on Tue 21-Dec-2010

I wish all of you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. For people understanding Polish language small poem...

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gammu.org reorganization


Submitted by marcin on Sun 28-Mar-2010

As you probably know, I'm hosting some content (articles, materials, etc.) on the gammu.org. Some time ago I have decided, that it's not updated from longer time and additionally MediaWiki is not developed too much. I have decided to make some reorganization:

  1. moving all non-GSM content to the mwiacek.com (this page)

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Commercial


Submitted by marcin on Sun 14-Mar-2010

Source for Gammu+ is distributed under dual license:

  1. GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 2.1 can be be used by anyone for each (commecional/non commercial) usage. Please note, that this license allows to use this source under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 2 too.
    To clarify: we speak about GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE version 2.1 and GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE version 2 and not about these licenses in other versions.

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MS Windows (2007)


Submitted by marcin on Fri 23-Feb-2007

These are my random thoughts about MS Windows for x86... IMHO, we can speak about few time periods:
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198x - Windows 1.x, 2.x
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1990 - Windows 3.0. First more widely accepted and used

1992 - Windows 3.1 (Janus). Only protected mode, new: True Type fonts

1993 - Windows 3.11. APM

Summary: 16-bit time. Microsoft cooperated with IBM and there was OS/2 created during this time. First tries of making graphic subsystem (there was DirectX from it created). There were first network releases (Windows for WorkGroups).
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LGPL 2


Submitted by marcin on Mon 15-Mar-2010

This text is available here from historical reasons. It's copied directly from http://www.mud.de/se/jta/license/COPYING.LIB, because it seems to be unavailable on Free Software Foundation page.

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Report 2006-01-22


Submitted by marcin on Sun 22-Jan-2006

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I started to be more modern and started using Wiki for various tasks. Some words about my current work and plans (something like Weekly Newsletter for ReactOS):

  1. Wiki on Gammu.net is now splitted into NameSpaces:
    • Gammu for Gammu family projects

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Light and small ? (2013)


Submitted by marcin on Mon 06-May-2013

I decided to make quick and dirty comparison of some parameters of selected OS. I measured values once, because for me it was the most interesting to get only quantity. I have selected number of bytes written/read from HDD and number of bytes sent/received over network. Why ?

People are using more and more often SSD/flash memories, which have specified number of write cycles and people are using more and more often network connections with data limits.

Here are results, I have used mainly values observed by VirtualBox functions:

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Windows 7 Beta 1


Submitted by marcin on Sun 18-Jan-2009

Here is list of problems with beta 1 (build 7000). I was using laters VMWare Player, 10 GB HDD + 1 GB RAM (PC with 3 GB RAM and C2D 7300).

Installation and upgrade

  1. No extended partition creating during setup
  2. No directory selecting for system (it's always installed in Windows directory on selected disk)
  3. There is created additional partition 200 MB

Security and privacy

  1. There is disabled by default displaying files extensions...

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Why you should and why shouldn't buy Nokia phones (part 2) (2005)


Submitted by marcin on Thu 15-Sep-2005

I have prepared page "Why you should and why shouldn't buy Nokia phones" in 2002 year. I decided to make continuation now in 2005.

I wanted to show some weak Nokia things for Series 40 and 60 phones, because they're used the most for ordinary people.

First Series 40. We will look into menus now (based mainly on 6230i):

  • Messages - Nokia phones have MMS and SMS here.
    • Latest models (like 6230i) have even shared folders for both and this is good.

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GSM
Nokia
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Report 2006-04-18


Submitted by marcin on Wed 19-Apr-2006

Content moved from gammu.org blog

  • 2 April - Gammu in Debian (hurray !)
  • 13 April - Gammu.net lost. There is registered Gammu.org instead
  • 18 April - Gammu 1.06.00 released. I have done many small steps inside:
    20060418 - 1.06.00
    [!] No more gammu.net. There is gammu.org instead. We release
        this version as 1.06.00, because we want force people to upgrade
        link
    [+] Some new texts in Polish localisation (Tomek Fizyk)
    [*] SMSD DB updated to version 6. There should be "real" UTF8 used now
    

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Nokia top model N900 sales below 100,000 & Microsoft: 30 Million Windows Phone 7 devices will be sold by the end of 2011


Submitted by marcin on Sat 29-May-2010

Two interesting articles from last time: Microsoft: 30 Million Windows Phone 7 devices will be sold by the end of 2011 and Nokia top model N900 sales below 100,000: Gartner

My answer: first is system, which will probably not have many features known from competitors. Second is system, which was not supported correctly by own manufacturer. How could you think, that they could be successful ?

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Report 2007-02-10


Submitted by marcin on Sat 10-Feb-2007

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Few notes from me. Some of them are similar to previous (from previous reports) - unfortunately, I must return to them. If you're tired with it, I will give first summary for this report - it can be "there is new Gammu+ release and almost everything is around it". Now you can decide, if you want to read it or not :-)

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