Moving to UBports now
Due to a hardware fault (the touch screen of my BQ E4.5 does not respond to touch in 90% of the surface) I will now definitely move from OWA15 to UBports. I was lucky to have had already configured some other E4.5 to r3 (December 2017) and so I have just moved my contacts to this and can continue to have a mobile for calls, Dekko and as hotspot for my daily usage. When the faulty E4.5 returns from bq.com (they offered to replace the screen), I will update this to the most recent version of UBports.
I'm missing a lot of apps at the moment, which I have had on the OWA15 device, mostly:
Is there any way to get them back? A search in the OpenStore does not work either.
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@guru sensorssatus is in the OpenStore https://open-store.io/app/sensorsstatus.chrisclime but I don't know about the other one, this is the first time I hear it.
I updated the OpenStore app in the E4.5 and now the search works better. I could install sensorstatus from there.
KnownDict is here https://launchpad.net/knowndict but I have to look for a click pkg...
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@guru in the meanwhile you can use https://open-store.io/app/com.ubuntu.developer.majster-pl.translator-app for Chinese
KnownDict was running as an app on my OWA15 device and have had support for the so called StarDict files, i.e. for dictionary files in that format. I own a Spanish dictionary of around 100.000 words. This is not to translate from, for example, Spanish to English, but to get the correct spelling and explanations of a given word, and examples of the usage. I really miss that. I will write an email to the old list, maybe someone has a backup of the click package...
@guru I have good memories of knowndict as well! Seems its enough to
bzr branch lp:knowndict cd knowndict clickable --sdk 16.04
I get through the wizard. But I cant remember anymore how to put a dictionary in there
The click tar contains two dictionaries:
share/qml/knowndict/pre_installed share/qml/knowndict/pre_installed/langdao_ce share/qml/knowndict/pre_installed/langdao_ce/langdao-ce-gb.ifo share/qml/knowndict/pre_installed/langdao_ce/langdao-ce-gb.dict share/qml/knowndict/pre_installed/langdao_ce/langdao-ce-gb.idx share/qml/knowndict/pre_installed/langdao_ec share/qml/knowndict/pre_installed/langdao_ec/langdao-ec-gb.idx share/qml/knowndict/pre_installed/langdao_ec/langdao-ec-gb.dict share/qml/knowndict/pre_installed/langdao_ec/langdao-ec-gb.ifo
Check, where they endup in the mobile. IIRC, it's enough to make a new dir and place the three files into it.
Will later check, if I find a slot in time....
Terence Sambo from the old ubuntu-phone mailing list, compiled a click for me and I installed it with
phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~/dict$ pkcon --allow-untrusted install-local knowndict.benyfu_0.1.3-15.04_armhf.click Installing files [=========================] Finished [=========================] Installing files [=========================] Starting [=========================] Finished [=========================] Installed knowndict.benyfu-0.1.3.armhf (installed:click,removable=1,app_name=KnownDict) summary goes here phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~/dict$ sudo click register --user=phablet 'knowndict.benyfu' 0.1.3 [sudo] password for phablet: phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~/dict$
The rest was just importing my dictionary via the file manager app.
A big thanks to Terence!
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The broken E4.5 returned from bq.com today, repaired (they swapped the screen for 120 EUR). It runs some version of UT.
How can I update this to the most recent version of UBports? I have no M$ laptop, only FreeBSD and some older Ubuntu 15.x
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@guru The installer should work with ubuntu 15 I think, if you have any issues try an older version of the installer like 0.1.12
I've downloaded the file
ubports-installer-0.1.21-beta.freebsdand can have a look into it with
$ xz -dc ubports-installer-0.1.21-beta.freebsd | tar tf - +COMPACT_MANIFEST +MANIFEST /opt/ubports-installer/LICENSE.electron.txt /opt/ubports-installer/LICENSES.chromium.html /opt/ubports-installer/blink_image_resources_200_percent.pak /opt/ubports-installer/content_resources_200_percent.pak ...
How is this to be installed and used on FreeBSD?
I tried to rename the archive to the normal file name for FreeBSD packages, integrated it in my repository and tried to install it, which gives:
# mv ubports-installer-0.1.21-beta.freebsd /usr/local/PKGDIR.20170304/ubports-installer-0.1.21-beta.txz # pkg repo /usr/local/PKGDIR.20170304 pkg -R /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/ install ubports-installer Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue... meta.txz : 100% 264 B 0.3kB/s 00:01 packagesite.txz : 100% 418 KiB 428.5kB/s 00:01 Processing entries: 88% pkg: wrong architecture: linux:4:x86:64 instead of FreeBSD:12:amd64 pkg: repository FreeBSD contains packages with wrong ABI: linux:4:x86:64 Processing entries: 100% Unable to update repository FreeBSD Error updating repositories!
Can the dev who created this archive please contact me? Thanks.