I want to write an application that allows an alarm clock to be used as a trigger for a media player (e.g., VLC player). I know Bodhi does not presently feature an alarm clock yet, apt-get should resolve this. I would want to initialize a play list to begin playing automatically and possibly stop playing after a given period of time.
At this stage if the work, I am concerned of the following primary issues:
1 - Is this application right for Bodhi? If yes, I'm in. If not, this is fine, I'll work with one of my more capable laptops and a direct Ubuntu LTS release. I guess my concern here is am I going beyond the minimalist perspective Bodhi embraces. If yes, then I should find another way to implement this project.
2 - While my netbook is small (Eee PC 1000H) Bodhi has helped improve its performance. I will get the 2 GB module in the coming months and I may purchase the low-latency module I found for ~$45 yet, I doubt this will make a significant improvement. I know a good solid state drive will help it further because, my son's is configured with a Samsung 840 Pro and performs much faster than my convential drive. However, I am getting concerned that I am installing too much from the App Center!
3 - My programming background is in C, C++, FORTRAN and VB with a small amount of Python so give me some input regarding how I might proceed. If I need to learn another language to accomplisht this, I'll do it. I am certain I will need to perform some of this project in VLC so, I need to begin discussions on that forum as well.