Improvements in fMMS

Been a while since my last post (and a server crash, hence the empty blog).

I’ve recently uploaded fMMS 0.6.2 to extras-devel which has a ‘new’ configuration option: “Connection mode”.

What it does is enable different ways fMMS treats connections and what it tries to do when a new MMS arrives.
The options:

  1. Polite (Default behavior <0.6): Only switch to MMS connection if no connection is active, otherwise do nothing (pretty much)
  2. Rude: Force a disconnect of the active connection regardless of what it is, connect to MMS APN and then reconnect to the old one.
  3. Havoc: Try to bring up a connection to the MMS APN in parallel with whatever is active, this is what most other phones do. Note that to get this functionality on the N900 there are a few ugly hacks active which might break stuff, but it *should* work. ;)

So what’s left to do before promoting to -testing?
Basically I’m waiting for PR1.2 to hit as this adds MMS settings to /etc/operator_settings file, which will result in a redesign of the configuration dialog (again, heh) and hopefully make it a lot easier for everyone to get it working.
Another feature which is holding me back from promoting to -testing is the lack of proper address book-integration, this could be solved in two ways (three, but a full rewrite in C/C++ isn’t something I’m looking forward to atm): Someone releases a set of python bindings for libosso-abook OR gets fixed. :)
Preferred is obviously the python bindings, but with bsddb module in python it SHOULD be possible to parse addressbook.db and get all contact stuff that way in a timely manner.

Thanks everyone for testing and giving me invaluable feedback on the application!


15 thoughts on “Improvements in fMMS

  1. thank you

    your work is amazing

    keep it up, you must have some excellent time management skills to have free time to do this work :D

  2. many thanks for the update and time that you clearly devote. speaking as a humble consumer, your work is very appreciated and I wish you luck with fmms for testing.

  3. It was a solution that worked (along with fAPN) from day 1 back around Christmas for me. With continual updates (often seemingly everyday at one point !) fMMS gets better and better. Thankyou and keep up the good work.

  4. Nice! The app become better and better! Thanks for Your effort.

  5. I updated new ver. fmms and fapn on my n900, but i can’t delete old APN entry point from list of internet connection? What i can to do it?

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