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  • The road(map) explained

    I get this question a lot, why focus on making Lomiri compatible with upstream components and why are you helping getting Lomiri into different distros? Why not focus on Ubuntu Touch? Why focus on making UbuntuTouch better? Why not make device X better right now!

    And for many this choice of development direction might sound weird, and I get that, it's hard to know this if youโ€™re not a developer working on these components. So iโ€™ll try to explain why this is the best way for us to keep going.

    The fact is that, focus on making Lomiri compatible with upstream components and making it possible for Lomiri to enter more distros will make Ubuntu Touch better, and much much better in the long run. This is a long term plan to make the Lomiri stack much better.

    Doing upstream work greatly improves the support to all the components we heavenly depend on, so for us to upgrade our stack (like Bluez, NetworkManager, ofono and MANY others) we really need to make our source both buildable, usable and comparable with upstream non ubuntu patched components, as we cant maintain components like canonical did, so we really need to depend on upstream fixes. and to be honest this is better then what canonical did, as you can see what state we are in due to that. A great example is bluez, we are way behind upstream here, this is mostly due to the xenial base that again is due to our stack depending on xenial specific patches that makes it impossible to just upgrade base or even bluez without doing heavy porting.

    Yes there will be a period where fixes for devices won't be prioritized, but for us to fix those now and later need to fix them all over again because we just made our own little fork is a sure death for us. We need to make a sustainable road head of us and not keep working on our little buble. This has been an issue with ubuntu touch from the beginning, it was only canonical doing the work with no outside contributors, this is something we really want to avoid. We need to make Lomiri a Linux desktop environment not only a Ubuntu Touch one.

    Yes devices will be prioritized, but we need to follow upstream and get up to speed with all the great fixes we simply can't use.

    Once this work is done, we don't need to worry about it anymore, as keeping up with upstream will be so much easier. Most of the work is to replace the ubuntu only patches that really do not solve anything other than making it much harder for us to upgrade our base to for example 20.04 or even pull in never fixes that will fix many of our issues.

    But most important of all, when we are fully compatible, we will get more distro supported, this in turn will have many more developers looking and trying out Lomiri. This will greatly improve the system as we will get more contributions! An example for this is Luca from pmOS, he has done amazing work that we all enjoy today. And we need more developers like Luca to make Lomiri more awesome! We need to get out of our little Ubuntu Touch bubble and work with the huge Linux community, this will make Ubuntu Touch SHINE ๐Ÿ™‚

    posted in OS
  • RE: OTA-13 call for testing

    @kugiigi It's a bit special as it uses halium8 so it's not currently in the devel or edge, we are working on getting it on edge as we speak as its currently on its own channel (like the pinephone).

    posted in OS
  • OTA-13 call for testing

    Hello everyone!

    The expected release date for Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 is Friday, Sep 4 Wednesday, September 9 Monday, September 21.

    This forum post is a companion to the upcoming OTA-13 call for testing blog post.

    Please post any general observations you have while testing the current image in the rc channel, as compared to OTA-12, in this thread. The current release candidate (rc) is 2020-W37

    If you have any comments on any of the specific issues in the OTA-13 tracker, please post them in the issue thread so they are easier to track. OTA-13 tracker: https://github.com/orgs/ubports/projects/17

    Please note that only critical and security fixes will be able to enter OTA-13 as this point, normal bug fixes and new features will need to wait for our next release. Please do not discuss normal bug fixes and new features here.

    A big thank you to everyone that made this possible! I'm super happy to see these release being bigger and bigger with contribution from so many beautiful people! Thank you everyone!

    • Much love! โค

    Edit 2: On the 7th of September the release date for OTA-13 was moved from the 9th of September to the 16th of September

    Edit 3: On the 15th of September the release date of OTA-13 was moved from the 16th of September to the 21st of September.

    posted in OS
  • RE: Lomiri Domain Names, an issue ?

    No, there just haven't been any work done on the website yet

    See https://gitlab.com/ubports/infrastructure/lomiri.com

    posted in General
  • RE: 2020-03-02: UBports CI, system-image, and repo are offline (resolved)

    On March 2, 2020 at 18:43 UTC,
    All services has been restored and back in working order
    Issue: Power supply failure

    posted in News
  • RE: PayPal donation returned

    Not sure whats going on with PayPal, but the problems appear only when we get sent a amount in a different currency then whats currently on the account. PayPal does not give any email of some sort that there is a new payment, so most of the times we we no idea that a new currency has to be accepted to be able to receive in that currency. I will try to follow up with PayPal, but please try sending it with EUR or USD.

    posted in General
  • Porting to the Pixel 1

    Hello Developers!

    I have two Pixel 1 devices that I can donate to the cause to port Ubports to that device. Any takers? It would be best for you to be in the USA but I may be able to ship Internationally as well.

    Thanks for your time!

    posted in Off topic
  • RE: Oneplus 3/3T

    @UniSuperBox said in Oneplus 3/3T:

    Could all of you with flashing problems please do the following...

    You will need a computer with the fastboot package installed.

    1. Boot to bootloader
    2. Run the command fastboot format:ext4 cache && fastboot format:ext4 data
    3. Attempt installation again

    It appears the problem is ADB trying to read a file from the data partition, failing, and simply blocking all connections.

    Please note this will DELETE all data on the device.

    posted in Devices
  • RE: Oneplus 3/3T

    Call now do work on the latest release ๐Ÿ™‚
    also camera is somewhat working on arm64.

    And you can now install it with the installer ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    posted in Devices
  • RE: What's this Edge merge anyway?

    @Aury88 said in What's this Edge merge anyway?:

    so in the stable channel OTA 12 there will be no the upgrade to mir1.0 and unity8 from 2017?

    NOW

          edge     (  Mir 1.x and Unity8 from 2017)
            |
          devel    (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)
            |
           rc      (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)   
            |
          stable   (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)
    

    OTA 12

          edge     (  something newer)
            |
          devel    (  Mir 1.x and Unity8 from 2017)
            |
           rc      (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)   
            |
          stable   (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)
    

    ???

    I would say unity8 from 2019, there has been so much work put into it from us after canonical dropped it.

    posted in OS