Lunch meeting over maemo-blog

February 27, 2007 on 2:47 pm | In blog-service, maemo, maemo-blog, maemo-hackers | 1 Comment
We had a lunch meeting with bergie, tigert, rambo and mdk. Among other fun stuff, we talked about some ideas for maemo-blog:

  • make the "engine" a dbus service and separate UI
  • The DBus API should provide at least the following
    • getting a list of configure blogs
    • getting a list of posts in a blog
    • getting a list of categories in a blog (preferably with post counts, if possible)
    • creating categories (if supported by the blog API)
    • creating posts to a defined blog
    • creating posts to the default blog
    • upload media (preferably through gnome-vfs URI's in the post content to keep us indenpendent of network, cache network/bluetooth files locally?)
  • The UI should also have a DBus API for the following
    • Open a "prepared" item in editor for posting
    • Show a "choose blog" -dialog for posting
  • Finally implement the UI changes proposed by tigert
  • Clean up the editor (preferably as a widget in it's own library)
  • Replace category menu with tag cloud (needs tag cloud widget)
I was planning on making the post query/sending functions quite generic, so the user would list the fields they're insterested, something like this:

org.maemo_hackers.maemo_blog.get_posts(string:blog_id,string:field1[,string:field2...]);
org.maemo_hackers.maemo_blog.send_post(string:blog_id,string:field1,:field1_value[,string:field2,:field2_value...]);
 

The latter would require fields "title" and "description".

Suggestions, comments etc welcome.

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  1. matt says:

    How about being able to snap a pic with the N800 right into your blog entry

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