[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Maemo roadmap, SDK improvements...

From: Jochen Eisinger jochen at penguin-breeder.org
Date: Sun Feb 4 23:50:33 EET 2007

although this is arguably not about the SDK, I want to suggest to add
much more APIs for extending built-in applications.

Let me give an example: Nearly all WLANs I'm using require some sort of
VPN connection. Right now, I have to resort to clumsy command line
applications and/or third party guis.

The way to go would be a plugin mechanizm in the network connection
setup (under advanced options -> configure vpn for this connection), and
some dbus events that would fire up the vpn connection during
establishing the network connection.

Right now, many stock applications that come with the internet tablet
feel like carved in stone. It's not possible to extend them in such a
way that the new functionality integrates seamlessly. Instead,
applications are forced to come in with a clumsy, hackish look & feel.

In short, I'd like to see 'defining lots of new APIs' on the roadmap.

-- jochen

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