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Add A Mobile Web Server & CMS to SailfishOS [not relevant]

asked 2013-12-30 07:32:20 +0300

One of the features that I've enjoyed on a mobile device for a number of years has been the use of a mobile web server to access content that's on my mobile device, from other devices I own, when they are on the same wireless network (but not in the same room). This kind of activity has continued (on my end) with httpd/Personal Web Server on my N9 - and I've hacked together a mix of Dropbox and TiddlyWiki as a CMS of sorts (not as good as the Python-driven CMS that the Nokia MWS Project had). I think such a use case would open SailfishOS to other kinds of usages towards community-driven mobility, while also allowing for some users to address their own concerns about data federation, security, and communication.

What I imagine this looks like:

  • Jolla/SailfishOS user downloads Mobile Web Server package
  • is given option during install of just having directory access, or connecting to an existing web service, or using pre-built CMS
  • when activated, shows as an Active Tile

CMS would be like OwnCloud or Samsung's Kies Air, enabling access to address book, messages, calendar, photos/media, and listing of repositories/apps and management of those. API to this CMS would allow someone to connect to popular and not-so-popular services for additional sharing, federation, etc. Paid feature would allow for the mapping of MWS/CMS to a dynamic domain provider and offer public IP access to a limited section within that MWS/CMS.

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answered 2013-12-30 12:23:01 +0300

Hello !

I think that Jolla might not implement this from their side, since it is not the most common user case nowadays. There are numorous bugs and enhancements that they have to do before thinking about this.

However, in the community, I think that some people already thought about porting apache, and a classic LAMP task on the Jolla. It can be done, since the Jolla is a rather classic Linux device. Asking or talk.maemo.org, where many tinkeres and hackers showcase their applications and tweaks, can be a good idea too.

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"Not the most common user case nowadays" is exactly why I could see Jolla doing it :) If I get my hands on a Jolla in 2014, you can expect me to pine for it, and help develop that into something near-practical

arjwright ( 2013-12-30 15:07:39 +0300 )edit

@arjwright sounds great ! Of course Jolla can do it. The question is more about: can Jolla sailors implement it ? And this is likely to be "no".

Sfiet_Konstantin ( 2013-12-30 17:00:33 +0300 )edit

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