Re: gupnp-dlna development

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 10:33 PM, Zeeshan Ali Khattak
<zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-04-20 at 20:47 +0800, Lin Xiyan wrote:
>> Hi, all
>  Hi Lin,
>> I'm Lin Xiyan from Peking University in China.
>> We have a project in college to do an open source implementation of
>> DLNA standards.
>> Apparently, I am not going to develop from scratch.
>> So I'd like to work with you guys on gupnp-dlna project.
>  Thats a wise decision, you'll be surprised to know how many people out
> there thinks that DLNA is 'easy' and ultimately fail in creating an
> implementation from scratch.

I knew it.
So I'd like to work with and learn from DLNA/UPnP experts, like you guys :)

>> I'm going to ramp up by reading DLNA/UPnP spec and gupnp code.
>> Do you have any other suggestion or is there a TODO list for newbies?
>  You got the first step right. Once you are familiar with all involved
> concepts and have basic understanding of what each spec is about, I
> recommend you familiarize yourself with GUPnP APIs (especially about
> which component/library is doing what). Once you have done that, I
> suggest adding and/or correct existing profiles in gupnp-dlna as the
> first task.

After be familiar with the spec, then I'll write some app with GUPnP APIs.
The best way to be familiar with something is to use it :)

>  BTW, I'm hoping you either already have access to DLNA docs or you
> know that it costs at least 500$ to get access?

No, I don't have the spec yet.
Wow, that's a lot of money.  Where can I *buy* the spec?
I didn't find any link on to buy it.
Or do I have to apply for membership?

Lin Xiyan <lxy ss pku edu cn>
School of Software and Microelectronics, Peking University

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