Pidgin plugin for SMS/MMS?

Discussion in 'Pyra OS (Debian GNU/Linux)' started by Silent-Hunter, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Swordfish II

    Swordfish II Very Active Member

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    I have issues with fmms, it can recieve but sending only works if I am sending to tmobile users. ATT, Verizon, etc never get the message.  Thats why I am so interested in this, as I love my N900 dearly.
     
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  2. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    Nikolaus has a few open phone projects under his belt, what do these devices use?
     
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  3. Swordfish II

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  4. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    ^ Well I meant software wise... although that is the n900, not one of his projects like the GTA04 or openmoko etc...
     
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  5. slaeshjag

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    From the small amount of digging I did, the GSM stack on openmoko seem quite entangled in the rest of the openmoko system...
     
  6. Swordfish II

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    I know it isnt a lot, but I have $100 for anyone that develops an easy to use method of sending MMS over IP. It will help me with my N900 and will help all of you (and me) with the pyra

    It runs Maemo linux (similar to debian)
     
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  7. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I think this is worth looking into more.  It seems to speak AT commands over serial, so it should be capable of talking to an internal serial tty device.  And source seems to be available, though I've not even looked at it yet.

    There is a note on its FAQ about MMS, and it sounds like it's feasible, but a bit complicated.  It seems than an MMS message is actually a SMS message which points at a SMIL document which contains the animation.  The SMIL file presumably would need to be uploaded to some webspace, to give it a URI, and I'm not sure how mobile operators normally let phones do that.
     
  8. comradekingu

    comradekingu Glowing ember

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    If you are on wifi somewhere you could set up a mobile gateway to your cellphone at home.

    Less tracking i suppose.
     
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    Ah yes, I love my N900 too, but it destroyed my social life by missing all those mms...
     
  10. ElPoco

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    It's a bit more complex than that in theory, and much more of a mess in practice.


    The basic idea is that the phone receives a special SMS (Wap-push) that points at some URL. The phone then connects to a special APN (though for some operators this is the same as the regular data network) from which it will be able to connect to the URL (in nearly every case this URL can only be reached from that APN). Then it downloads a PDU that it will decode into a multipart message with a SMIL document and various contents. Many operator's MMS APN and servers are quite ureliable and/or slow, so you need to have plenty of checks and fallbacks.


    And then, if you want to be compliant to the OMA MMS specifications you need to handle the acks (that you received the notification, that you received the message and that the message was read).
     

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