i also just upgraded 2 bq aquaris with ubuntu phone to ubports and all worked perfectly, the installer really is very good and friendly. the only improvement would be remove the not-working scopes, as it is a little confusing to have a scope in the list that do not work (remove the remote-scope.json or something like that in the /home/phablet/.cache fixed the issue)
The new camera modules of the FP2 work with OTA-3 of 15.04 but without flash.
And I'm a little surprised to see the virtual keyboard working in the video of 16.04 on the FP2, because it doesn't work for me + here is the corresponding issue: https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/395
@marathon2422 Oh, no at all. I understand that what I've installed is not recommended for daily use. I was just curious whether the issues I've mentioned are also present on other devices as well.
In any case the fact 16.04 is available for MX4 I haven't even hoped for is a good enough reason for me to at least play with it for a few days :). And since I've been mostly on Android after Canonical decided not to continue with the project I've found a really easy way to dualboot between both systems: https://iubuntu.cz/dualboot-mx4.html so I plan to keep 16.04 and add Android as another option once I install it again.
thanks for the writeup, that is a great explanation, especially for our non-technical users.
I can confirm that the switch to xenial is on the horizon. After the release of OTA-3 (which still uses vivid), it's full steam ahead with xenial work. To quote what Marius' famous words: "We want to walk up the stairs, not jump up the stairs," so i don't know what mir version the initial stable release of ubuntu touch on xenial will use, but i've seen the Wayland tests already working on some phones, so who knows... In the long run, Ubuntu Touch will ideally just use the latest stable version of Mir, we should not allow for another big backlock like the current one to accumulate. I'll restrain myself from using the stairs quote again.
It's great to see support from Canonical(-employees) here, thanks a lot Alan! I hope it will be a fruitful collaboration, without your continued work on Mir our already big task would be a lot more difficult. I'm sure you will also profit from us as an active downstream project that uses Mir.
sorry for OTA-3 its much too late to add any features, we are already late with it and cannot risk to postpone it longer.
Also from my point of view this needs a wider discussion since you propose to change the kernel only for one device. We don´t like to have such functions only on one piece of hardware, it creates confusion and additional QA problems etc.
If you propose such a change, file an issue on our ubports "ubuntu-touch" tracker in Github, but please be as specifica as possible, the best would be to suggest the kernel options that are missing. Then we can get into discussion about this.
Motorola Whisper HZ850
Received a phone call, did not hear ringing through earpiece, heard ringing from phone, loud. Pressing button did not answer like it did on the iPhone. After answering using the OnePlus One, Audio worked through the earpiece. Both in and out.
Basically audio works but not controls.
This was testing just a few days ago.
Edit, just saw last message, sorry lol
@demokrit said in Simulating a "Ubports" 16.04 on x86 hardware (or VM) - work in progress:
mhhmm ... when you say Unity 7 + X11 you mean .... without mir .... so which UT apps run without mir .... maybe I'm not understanding you right.
I meant that i build some apps that are currently only packaged as clicks for the phone from source in an 16.04.3 x86_64 on unity7 atop X11
As of yet i could successfully build and start OpenStore, Clock-App and InstantFX
I'm really surprised! I was quite convinced that a UT "phone" app, ie, an app developed and built against the ubuntu sdk would require mir. But you the way you describe it you have these apps running on 16.04, unity 7, ie, X! This is really blowing my mind.
I guess they work since they rely on Qt which also works on X11 not only on mir but i don't really know that stuff.
Seems like. I'm really, really surprised.
Ah one more thing; i tried building locally with Yunit installed and interestingly there seems to be a Problem with mir so i cannot start the OpenStore (the irony is somewhat bugging me). Haven't tried with another App, i will report as soon as there is more news.
Strange indeed. Do you have the error still at hand?
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