I am a relative newbie to Ruby and programming in general. But I would love
to help if I can and would definitely use it and or help test it.
On Feb 18, 2016 12:55 AM, "Carlo E. Prelz" <fluido / fluido.as> wrote:

>         Subject: Simple SQLite app GTK importing from mmssms.db and using
> GContacts
>         Date: gio 18 feb 16 09:55:52 +1100
>
> Quoting Philip Rhoades (phil / pricom.com.au):
>
> > I periodically crash or otherwise do a factory reset on my Android phone
> but
> > rather than restoring all the SMS messages I would like to just import
> from
> > the backup mmssms.db into a Linux app and keep all the old messages for
> > historical posterity allowing me to search and look up messages etc in a
> > consolidated DB.  I can't find anything in existence that does this
> nicely
> > so it seems like the easiest way to do this would be build it myself
> using
> > Ruby + GTK + SQLite?  Has anyone done anything like this?  Any pointers
> > about where to get started?
>
> This is a message of encouragement. The best usage of a computer is, I
> think, to write your own apps for it. I have written several programs
> with Ruby, Sqlite and GTK in the past. You can learn much through the
> process. My advice is not to be put off by the perspective hardness of
> the task. Just begin, and tackle one hurdle at a time. The beauty of
> working for yourself is that you define what is needed. No
> unreasonable requests coming from the management ;-)
>
> Carlo
>
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> * K * Carlo E. Prelz - fluido / fluido.as             che bisogno ci sarebbe
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