[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Future features for Maemo Desktop (TaskNavigator, Home, Status bar)?

From: Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Date: Tue Aug 22 00:15:52 EEST 2006
On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 15:57 -0500, Ted Gould wrote:
> - Bonjour.  I've heard (but never tried) that if a bunch of Macs are 
> sitting around, they can find each other and IM using Bonjour.  The 
> example relayed to me was at a conference the reporter wasn't close enough 
> to the speaker to get a good picture.  So, he got on IM and found someone 
> closer to send him a picture.  It would be very cool to do similar stuff, 
> and connect to the same Macs, through the 770.

I was going to try compiling avahi-daemon for this purpose--it makes
addressing a device in an ad-hoc network with link-local addresses MUCH
easier, among other things.

The IM bits are supported by Gaim 2.0 beta releases.

> - LEAP support.  I'm not sure if Cisco allows anyone to know about LEAP, 
> especially in an open platform.  But, it'd be nice to be able to log on to 
> Cisco wireless.

This has been long supported by wpa_supplicant (no thanks to Cisco
though). Unfortunately, the Nokia IAP software is closed-source and I
don't know if it's related to wpa_supplicant at all. You might have some
luck with wpa_supplicant but unless the proprietary WLAN driver supports
the latest WE extensions or the prism54 wpa_supplicant driver you're
likely out of luck.

Andrew Barr | http://www.oakcourt.dyndns.org/~andrew/

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