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It feels like there needs to be a consolidated thread to discuss the Pinephone Braveheart development and since it is tacked under 'Community Ports' on GitLab this seems the best place for now, so here goes. I am in no way an expert so don't expect me to know much, but I am willing to collate information and update this first post as things evolve.
Feel free to suggest information to add.
- Download the rootfs image from https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinephone/
- Extract and write the image to an SD card
- Plug SD card into phone
- Boot phone
That should do it.
flashing OS to emmc
Go to: Settings -> Updates
Pinephone Repository Readme
I hope this isn't out of place, but I'm curious if there is some sort of roadmap for UT development. Is there a strategic plan, so to say, that after 'x' we will work on 'y'?
What comes after Unity8+Mir for example?
I'd just like to know what the Foundation's vision is for where this ends up and how we might get there.
Hopefully it means the Ubports edition is selling well.
Given the volatility, is BTC a good choice for the Foundation? I see the privacy benefits though.
Truly I'm curious.
@domubpkm aw, come on. Having to stop and start ofono to make a call seems totally ready for daily driving
If you want the most from a Pinephone atm the development channel really is the place to be. In the past 3 weeks I have seen it go from hot all the time with no battery longevity and flakey connectivity, to actually cool to the touch sometimes and reliable connectivity if I handle the mobile/wifi switching myself. Progress is slow but steady, and I think the devs have a lot to be proud of. My BH edition was nigh unusable and had to be powered off to charge as the modem just sucked power all the time when I first got it.
Now, if dtmf codes would send while in a call, I could survive the Pinephone as a daily driver (survive, not flourish). Frankly I'm impressed with where we are at and it is only getting better.
At 18% after I voted.
I read your post and thought: "we may have high mobile data rates in Canada, but the government wouldn't let the carriers shut down the 2+3g networks... "
Then I looked it up and found out that it has pretty much happened already. With more than half the users nationally already cut off from 2g by 2018. And there was no appocalypse... I mean half of the service providers only provide 4g anyways, and only the big three ever had 2g at all.
It is a thing though according to this:
@rocket2nfinity that was my thought. Frankly red and green make more sense due to social convention with traffic signals.
Master-slave though... I must say it seems accurate. One device is fully in control. But I couldn't think of an example that isn't hard drive related. Generaly I encounter 'master' in reference to the master branch of a repository, which involves no concept of slavery but branches as of a tree.
@thousandtopics Where else does master-slave come up?
I am pretty sure that launching apps from the terminal is not a supported feature of UT. Some sort of permissions thing (appArmour) blocks the execution of graphical applications.
Crashing from the grid is a different issue. Try going into
~/.config/ and ~/.local/share/
and delete the seabass folders, then try launching the app from the drawer.