GTA15/PyraPhone


pmprog

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CardDAV is the WebDAV plugin to handle vCards from my understanding. If you can sync to google or owncloud, then you're on carddav. Who knows, at some point i might support CalDAV and get my calendar app going...

I've got nothing working, so things kind of went on hold as other things popped up in my life. I'm hoping when i have something i know will do what i want, i can spend the time working out how to use it, rather than messing around with a device that I'm not actually sure will do what i need it to do anyway.

I still use sms frequently, but I'll use WhatsApp over mms.

I wouldn't hold your breath for something from me. I've been failing to complete a lot of my projects for years. In fact, i think Super JumpKick Turbo was the last thing i actually released, and that was some time ago. I have a lot of intentions, but also lots of interruptions, and i generally hate a lot of stuff i make.
 

AndiTheBest

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I was hoping to work on some dialer and contact db software, but i can't work out how to enable the voice part of the 4g modern i bought (assuming it has one), so I'll wait until I've got the pyra now. I suppose i could still implement around the actual phone functions for now (maybe just start with contacts with CardDAV support)
Which modem is it and how did u try?
 

pmprog

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Which modem is it and how did u try?
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32923...s-Router&spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.4d1a4c4dcf3vya

It does some thing where it registers as a mass storage for the drivers, or as the modem, and i tried following some instructions for flicking between the two modes, but the tute i was following mentioned a new usb device popping up in /dev, but i couldn't find it iirc (it was a while ago now).
Depending on what happens between now and the pyra release, i might try and dig it out again. I'm not really familiar with the inner gubbins of Linux, so stuff like this goes over my head a bit
 

hns

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Back on topic to the gta15 - Pyraphone?

I'm very curious how the gta15 is going to handle the apparent Linux software hole for dialing software and contacts database and the like - i.e. the phone calling/receiving/database side of things. @hns - do you already have Linux friendly applications in mind for doing these functions?
Besides Android/Replicant there are several such software stacks available. Many originated in OpenMoko projects and have been running on the GTA04. For example:

http://www.qtmoko.net/ - http://qtmoko.sourceforge.net/screenshots/
https://github.com/akemnade/simple-gsmgui
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=fso-gsmd-gta04
http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-replicant/

Well, it will be some work to get them up and running again and adjust to new hardware, but nobody has to start from the scratch.

And you are right, there is unfortunately no standard stack that is widely adoped. Maybe because lack of wide spread hardware. And even more because of lack of experienced volunteer developers.
Most have been very active between 2008 and 2016 but then gave up because it was no longer challenging enough to maintain mature software and many had finished their bachelor/master studies and did get challenging day jobs...

BTW: we have recently been able to install Debian Buster with the Librem 5 Phosh stack on GTA04. And Pyra. Not yet in a useable configuration, but another option for a PyraPhone.
 
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