@yamiyukisenpai Technically it is still being updated since any fixes and changes also affects the desktop part of it but I think not much effort at the moment to make it actually work on the desktop hardware. However, there's an on-going effort to make it work on other distros such as Manjaro and Debian so perhaps works on those will benefit desktops eventually.
I have been working to get solutions for syncing my Zoho contacts and appointments, as well as Discord, and with that done I want to try using UT on my Nexus5 again as a daily driver. However, being a tinkerer I find doing that on the phone painful and would like to get UT working on an x86 netbook that last had Ubuntu 14.04 installed. The support page says that they need a config file to support x86, but I can't find any documentation on how to create or submit one. Can somebody please point me in the right direction?
Also, I've seen several mentions that apps in the store do not support x86. Is that still true?
@dobey Sure, not all devices has a fingerprint sensor. But using a fingerprint sensor in an app would be a benefit for the devices, that have this hardware feature. NFC and Dual SIM are also features, that not all devices have. But the operating system should support it. Anyway, the feature was only requested for Volla devices, which will have a finger print sensor.
Ubuntu Touch is not Android, but it should support requirements of a platform for mobile devices not limited by Smartphones. This includes customization if OEMs. Ubuntu Touch could alternatively use the approach of Jolla for Sailfish OS.
Anyway, this is out of scope of this thread. If someone know, how we could access the fingerprint event, let me know. Because the system needs this event, there must be somewhere on some level an API.
I guess there is some confusion about what "SDK" is here. There is currently no single IDE setup supported for building apps or any part of the Ubuntu Touch stack. The old "Ubuntu SDK" IDE based on QtCreator is no longer maintained.
I guess #Lomiri won't be so lightweight. It's a phone operating UI, so stuffed with graphical effects. It will be possible to run native #Wayland applications and #X11 applications via Xwayland or Xmir. There will be a set of native apps (telephone, browser, etc.) that will run in a special sandboxed setup (#libertine).
I am in fact quite curious, what hurdles (in terms of Ubuntu'isms) we will stumble over... I hope to have everything in #Debian for the #bullseye Debian release.
Mir doesn’t (yet) have a clean API for adding Wayland protocol extensions in a server and, in any case, those that are needed by Ubuntu Touch are simply exposing existing Mir functionality. So, once the necessary protocol extensions are identified, the Mir code is the place to implement them.
Wrt software, the touch support of gnome shell and firefox and other pieces of software isn't awesome in ubuntu 19.04 (the latest I tried). It's workable but not perfect. For actual tablet use it's plainly not good enough, I never use it that way. I do use the touch screen as an input device for tapping/scrolling/selecting.
Wrt hardware - the keyboard flexes a bit. The rubber feet at the bottom and those to protect the screen against the keyboard all came off long ago. But still no dammage to the screen. The hinge for the screen has a wiggle of a few degrees, but the magnetic attachment is flawless. Very rarely (weeks) touchpad or keyboard input fail, then I pull the screen off of the keyboard, just enough to disconnect and reconnect, then it works again. The speakers aren't great. They are too silent, so I push the max volume override very far up, which can result in crackling sound, I probably go louder than the speakers like, but so far (years) they survive. I would like to be able to reduce screen brightness down to completely off, but that's not possible, just very dim. The power connector has quite a bit of wiggle by now from mechanical wear. I fear this will be the piece that will ultimately lead to the demise of this otherwise nice little laptop. But so far charging works exactly as it should. Battery life isn't too impressive, but I don't use it a lot on the road so I don't care too much nor can I quantify it very precisely.