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Schedule: Modest, email client for embedded systems

Dirk-Jan Binnema
Day Saturday
Room AW1.126
Start time 17:00
End time 18:00
Duration 01:00
Event type Podium
Track Embedded
Language English
Modest, email client for embedded systems

"Modest" is a project to build a fully open-source email program, designed specifically for embedded devices like the Nokia N800 and N810.

Starting December 2007, installable packages are available, with frequent updates. Modest uses the Tinymail e-mail framework.

Dirk-Jan Binnema has been part of the project since its inception, and in this talk, he'll go through some of the challenges of building a user-friendly e-mail client, taking into account the strengths and limitations of an embedded platform. Both technical and non-technical issues will be discussed, and the way they were handled.