Wammu: A mobile phone manager for GNU / Linux Distributions

Wammu: A mobile phone manager for GNU / Linux Distributions

Wammu: A mobile phone manager for GNU / Linux Distributions

The first application of the year that we will address in "FromLinux" called "Wammu". And we hope it complements a previous post on "Gammu" made several years ago.

"Wammu" with gammu and other free and open software developments created, offer an excellent and useful alternative to manage our mobile about our GNU / Linux Distros.

And as usual, before going fully into today's topic about this interesting and useful application called "Wammu", we will leave for those interested in exploring some previous related posts with what is addressed here, the following links to them. So that you can easily explore them, if necessary, after reading this publication:

"In common words, it can be said that Gammu is a Management System for Mobile Devices with Telephone Lines, that is, it is a project that provides the abstraction layer to access mobile phones and their functions. It covers a wide range of phone brands, focusing on compatible AT phones and Nokia phones. " How to install a Messaging Server with Gammu - Part 1

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What is Wammu?

According to his Official website, "Wammu" is a free software development described as follows:

"A mobile phone manager that works on Linux, Windows and possibly other platforms, where libGammu and wxPython work. Communication is done through the Gammu library".

In addition, it is worth highlighting "Wammu" y gammu that its developers add the following:

"Gammu, Wammu and other associated developments are free software projects carried out by volunteers in their spare time. There are never enough volunteers so you are more than welcome to help us in any way. You don't need development skills to help".

Currently, the entire associated development It is made up of the following apps:

  1. gammu: A command line utility that allows you to use all the functions of libGammu.
  2. SMSD: SMS daemon service to receive and send messages automatically.
  3. LibGammu: Library that exports all the functionality of Gammu for use in programs made in C.
  4. Python-Gammu: Python bindings for libGammu so that it can be used from Python scripts.
  5. Wammu: Program with graphical interface to manage contacts, tasks, calendar and messages on your phone.

Features

Currently, he is going for his stable version 0.44, which was published (released) on January 5, 2018. And among its general characteristics the following may be mentioned:

  1. It offers full support (read / edit / delete / copy) of contacts, tasks and calendar.
  2. It allows the power to read / create / save / send / backup SMSes.
  3. Makes it easy to send files to your phone (OBEX and Sony Ericsson phones only).
  4. Includes a multi-part SMS creator (currently only pre-defined text and sounds / images can be edited).
  5. Display messages, including images and tone playback.
  6. Includes support for backups and imports in various formats (vCard, vCalendar, vTodo, iCalendar, gammu's own backup, among others).
  7. It facilitates the export of messages to e-mail (IMAP4, maildir and mailbox storages are supported).
  8. Allows you to search on the phone.
  9. It has an intuitive graphical interface translated into several languages.
  10. It is cross-platform (Windows and Linux).

And his current version includes current new products with respect to the previous one:

  1. Design fix for feature selection dialog.
  2. The compilation is now playable.
  3. The currently used license is now GPLv3 +.
  4. It includes the Windows binaries, since previous versions did not have them available.

For more information on "Wammu", gammu and other related apps you can explore the following official links:

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In summary, "Wammu" with gammu and its other software developments created, offer an excellent and useful alternative to manage our mobile about our Free and open operating systems based in GNU / Linux. Also, it is easy to install from almost any repository. Distribution current. And very easy to configure and use thanks to its intuitive graphical user interface.

We hope that this publication is very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre, Código Abierto y GNU/Linux». And don't forget to comment on it below, and share it with others on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.


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