gnokii provides tools and a user space driver for use with mobile phones under Linux.
The original Nokia 3810/3110/8110 project originated from discussions between Francois Dessart, Hugh Blemings and others. Its goal was to develop a replacement for Nokia's Cellular Data Suite (CDS) software which was to run under Linux. The project began in late October 1998. This project actually produced some preliminary code that ran under Linux.
A similar project was started by Staffan Ulfberg to provide software for the Nokia 6110 and similar phone models. Actual software development had not started yet at the time of the merge of the projects. The project was oriented towards most platforms unsupported by the Nokia Cellular Data Suite.
It is worth mentioning that these phones were quite popular but didn't provide AT layer to make data calls (to connect to Internet). Such layer was provided by NDCS (among other stuff present in this software).
Towards the end of February 1999, the two projects combined to form the current gnokii project. Reasons for this was to avoid duplicate coding efforts, and to have only one mailing list for sharing information about the phones.
Things progressed well until the latter part of 2000 where due to other commitments on the part of the then principal authors, Pavel Janik and Hugh Blemings things stagnated somewhat. Happily some long term contributors to the project stepped in to lend a hand and developement is once again proceeding apace.
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What's New in This Release:
- The ability to change the phone driver in runtime.
- Fixes to make it possible to resend the message without modifications to gn_sms structure.
- Improvements to vcard handling.
- Improved handling of calendar, notes, and todo for Series40 3rd Ed and later. Improved Samsung support.