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Bug 153112 - app-mobilephone/kanymobile-1.3 ebuild request
Summary: app-mobilephone/kanymobile-1.3 ebuild request
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-10-27 19:04 UTC by Robin Bankhead
Modified: 2008-02-23 20:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Robin Bankhead 2006-10-27 19:04:54 UTC
Project info:

KAnyRemote is an application allowing a wide range of Bluetooth- and Infrared-enabled mobile phones to be used as a remote-control unit for virtually any application.  Example configuration files for a number of X and KDE applications are provided, including amarok, kaffeine, digikam, kdialog and many more.

I was able to build the 1.3 release with no problems using gcc-4.1.1 and kdelibs-3.5.5-r3.  The only non-default ./configure argument required is setting the correct prefix for KDE (--prefix=/usr/kde/3.5).

The program can use IRDA or USB connections, but is best supported for use with bluetooth (rfcomm; bluez-utils package).  Once rfcomm has been used to bind to the handset, the program is run with a user-specified configuration file for the chosen application to be controlled.  It will attempt to auto-detect the handset type on launch: it correctly detected my Motorola RAZR v3, and SonyEricsson and SAGEM models are also said to be well-supported.  KAnyRemote's GUI is limited to a systray menu consisting of config-file selector and connect/disconnect functions.  Once connected, it will run the commands (typically using DCOP for KDE apps) specified in the configfile in response to keypresses on the handset, until disconnected.

This is a small but highly-configurable app, and I think could be a real treasure to users of phones other than the limited range supported by app-mobilephone/bemused.
Comment 1 Markus Ullmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-09-14 14:18:48 UTC
seems this request hasn't turned into an ebuild yet. If you want to help with it, it's not that hard to write one:

If you need further help, feel free to ask on forums or #gentoo-dev-help or #gentoo-sunrise on irc (latter is also useful if you want to maintain the app yourself)

note: we're not turning you down for this request in any way, it's just that we don't have ressources to fix all of them. though if you're willing to help, it would be more than nice to do so, as that is what we definately need :)