[Gpephone-devel] Email application current status andimprovement plan
WU Yu RD-ILAB-PEK
yu.wu at orange-ftgroup.com
Wed Mar 21 12:00:26 CET 2007
I am the original author of Email application. I agree your
opinions. And I'd like to give some explanation.
For absence of email application in vmware image, I have already
started to work on creating a new image containing email application.
But the compiling and building under OE is much complex, and dbug under
vmware simulator is also not convenient (Maybe I do not get the right
method under OE and vmware). So is there any possiblity for us to use
another set of simulator enviroment, such as UML and scratchbox?
And I will contact with author of tinymail soon for his opinion of
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[mailto:gpephone-devel-bounces at linuxtogo.org] On Behalf Of Yu Yijun
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 6:47 PM
To: zhangbin; gpephone-devel at linuxtogo.org
Subject: Re: [Gpephone-devel] Email application current status
Regarding Email improvement, the following is my opinion:
1. Since the current vmware image doesn't have Email app, it is
difficult for the developers in the community to have a try and then
give comments, therefore, it would be really nice if the vmware image
can be updated with Email app installed on it (or a piece of guide on
how to install Email into the current vmware image).
2. The Email app bases on tinymail for email tranmission/account
management, etc. What we have modified to tinymail, and what we intend
to modify in the future, should be merged into the tinymail mainstream.
It is not acceptable to maintain a seperate tinymail version. therefore,
it would be really nice to corporate with the author of tinymail to
implement relevant functionalities.
3. For email/mailbox local storage/management (tinymail has no current
funcitonalities yet), maybe we can follow JSR 266 or similar LiPS spec.
We can also talk to tinymail author first. Maybe he has similar plan?
zhangbin <windgobupt at gmail.com> wrote:
Compared with other components of GPE Phone Edition, Email
application is relative simple with less function. The limitation of
current Email application includes:
1. only one account (both for store and transport email) can be
2. local storage of email is not supported, so Sent Outbox and
Draft are all not implemented.
3. only "text/plain" part of email message can be displayed when
view the specific email.
4. attachment is not supported.
Email application depends on patched tinymail libraries to
implement the real email transmission, but for the GUI section,
Email application reuses part of SMS application code. Email
application has almost the same structure and even some
function name as SMS application. This is due to hurry
implementation of Email application, and results in bugs coming from
SMS code and unsuitable architecture.
So, I'd like to start to improve the Email application from the
1. rewrite some of existed code, correct the function name and
2. design a new architecture which suits Email application.
3. add more functions, including support of multiple accounts
setting, implement local storage
I will start the improvement quickly, Is there anyone has
comment and advice on this task? Or anybody also has interest on it?
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