A few links for tracking Mir's progress since the OP:
Wayland support (for some extensions) is available in Mir already and will improve with the next release
For non-Wayland applications: there are plans for X11 support (but this come later)
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.
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.
@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?
From Community Update 15:
People have been asking about the KRACK and BlueBorne vulnerabilities lately, and for good reason. These are highly public explots. Both have been fixed in the RC and Devel channels, with the fixes landing in Stable with the next OTA.
Marking this thread as solved.