[maemo-developers] Internet Connectivity API Re: [maemo-developers] Maemo roadmap, SDK improvements...

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Fri Jan 26 11:58:00 EET 2007
quim.gil at nokia.com wrote:
> _http://maemo.org/platform/docs/roadmap.html_
> This page needs an update. I will help getting this page on shape. This 
> update is also a good opportunity to discuss possible futures.

If this is some request for feature suggestions to Maemo platform I 
would like to raise this again

Actually I'm not sure if this was changed/solved in 3.0 (had no time to 
check in depth) but there are two issues with 2.0/2.1 network system.

1. only one network type can be opened (discussed in mentioned thread above)

2. lack of extensibility - hardcoded set of possible types of 
connections (wlan,ppp)

As for 2. I would like to have some plugin system or one additional 
generic network type that can be easily hooked into. Something similar 
like current DUMMY IAP but it should call custom code on 
connection/disconnection. Current reason for this is to integrate 
Bluetooth PAN connection type seamlessly but there can be other custom 
types of connecions in future. Even if 1. is decided to be too much 
work, we can implement VPN over this custom network type.


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