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State of fMMS

Not been long since my last post, but one of the two things stopping me from promoting to -testing is now implemented. Thanks to all the great minds on IRC (#maemo on freenode, come visit!) and lizardo for translating my C-code to working python ctypes code (example).

The native addressbook widgets are all part of 0.7.0, as well as what should be perfect number <> contact matching and no more mistakes where it shows the wrong contact if the name was a subset of another name. Joy all around!

In the next release I’ve added some caching of name/avatar lookup which should lead to some load time improvements if you, like me, get most of your MMS from the same few persons. :)
Another fix in the next release is that ‘Havoc’ mode will work correctly with APN’s requiring username and password on connect. :)

Btw, 0.7.0 is available in -devel now!

Images of address book widgets after the break!

Some screenshots:


Comment by John on 2010-04-12 14:04:18 +0200

Is it possible to integrate it with contacts and the messaging app or has that already been achieved?

Comment by Rob on 2010-04-12 17:28:56 +0200

I would like to see an option to set the MMS access point, and then the program to automatically switch to that APN when it is loaded, this would make things alot easier for everyone, especially the new users of n900s who wont and dont have a clue about these things.

Comment by Joris on 2010-04-12 20:52:54 +0200

Hi there!

First off all a major thank you for writing this application and enabling MMS on the N900!

Now a question: I’m using fMMS (latest I tried was 0.6.2, just updated to 0.7.0 but haven’t tested yet) but when I send an MMS to the mrs (we are both on Tre, Sweden), she only sees the first word of the message I write (and the image). I’ve asked in Meemo forums but no feedback as of yet – do you have any clue what the problem could be? She’s using a SE W995 and having no problems with MMS from others.

Basically it looks a bit like it did on my X1; on that one, if I recall correctly, an MMS always consisted of a title and the main text; the title would appear cropped but when opening the MMS everything would show. In this case my written text appears cropped but nothing more comes up when she opens the MMS.

Am I messing up or what could be amiss otherwise?


Comment by Andraeseus on 2010-04-13 04:18:10 +0200

@ ROB we already have that available. fapn.. and i think havok mode forces it to do what you want.

Comment by Robert on 2010-04-13 17:13:18 +0200

0.7 worked perfectly in havoc mode with T-Mobile US. Thank you.

Now all that is needed in the area of additional functionality is the ability to detach and save the file that is received via fMMS.

Comment by frals on 2010-04-15 12:15:37 +0200

@Joris: Only the first word, or is it the first 10 characters of the message (might include … for a total of 13)? If that’s the case, her phone is only showing the subject of the message and not the actual message text. I’ve never heard of this problem before. It might be due to iffy SMIL-generation on fMMS part, but I *think* I fixed that problem ages ago. I’ll see if I can reproduce it if I get my hands on a W995 :)

@Robert: Tap-and-hold on the image -> Open -> Go nuts! ;)

Comment by Joris on 2010-04-16 22:23:51 +0200

Hi Frals,

yes that’s it. Not just the first word but 13 characters sounds about right. I have no idea why – as far as I have figured out there is no separate subject/main text when writing an MMS with fMMS? It’s all in the same body?

Comment by frals on 2010-04-16 22:49:06 +0200

The subject is automatically added when fMMS sends the message (using the first 10 chars of the message). Really strange the SE only shows the subject though :/