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Let’s go freelancing :)

It’s been almost 4 years working for Lanedo, and I don’t regret a single day having worked for them. Still, I believe it was a time for a change in my life, and since February 1st I am now working as a freelance developer.

I’ve really been involved in pretty different things during my professional life… antivirus desktop applications and gateways, satellite orbit determination and time synchronization systems, VoIP-based push-to-talk server development, and of course NetworkManager, ModemManager, libqmi, libmbim, Tracker, OpenWRT or GTK+.

I would love to keep on working on all these Free Software projects, but I’m also open to exploring new technologies. Change is always good, they say.

So, if you’re looking for a passionate software engineer to develop, improve or integrate your system, just check my website and get in touch. I’d love to hear about your needs and issues and how we can solve them together :)

Talking at FOSDEM 2014

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Third time in a row, I’ll also be giving a talk at FOSDEM this year:
LTE in your Linux based system

The talk is an introduction to QMI and MBIM devices, how they are exposed by the Linux kernel, and how you can use them from the command line through libqmi, libmbim and ModemManager.

See you there!

libmbim 1.0.0 released!

Just tagged a 1.0.0 release for libmbim, a library which helps you talk to MBIM-capable modems. You can read more about the MBIM protocol in the libmbim introduction blogpost I wrote some months ago. The 1.0.0 tarball is ready for download from freedesktop.org:
 
http://www.freedesktop.org/software/libmbim/libmbim-1.0.0.tar.xz

If you want to easily talk to a MBIM device from a GLib-based application, you may want to check the libmbim API documentation.

libmbim is currently used by ModemManager (git master), but you can also now use it in standalone mode with either mbimcli (the command line utility) or mbim-network (a helper script to launch a connection):

# echo "APN=Internet" > /etc/mbim-network.conf
 
# mbim-network /dev/cdc-wdm0 start
Loading profile...
    APN: Internet
Starting network with 'mbimcli -d /dev/cdc-wdm0 --connect=Internet --no-close'...
Network started successfully
 
# mbim-network /dev/cdc-wdm0 status
Loading profile...
    APN: Internet
Getting status with 'mbimcli -d /dev/cdc-wdm0 --query-connection-state --no-close'...
Status: activated
 
# mbim-network /dev/cdc-wdm0 stop
Loading profile...
    APN: Internet
Stopping network with 'mbimcli -d /dev/cdc-wdm0 --disconnect'...
Network stopped successfully

As with libqmi’s qmi-network script, you’ll still need to run a DHCP client on the wwan interface after getting connected through MBIM. Note that your modem may not support DHCP… if that’s your case then patches are welcome to update the script to dump the IP configuration :) Or just use ModemManager, which works nicely with the static IP setup.

Enjoy!

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