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  • @neopar Hello and welcome to UBports Ubuntu Touch. Have a look here to get you started https://ubports.com/telegram-welcome and here for installing etc. https://t.me/WelcomePlus and this for a bit about the community https://ubports.com/community/about-the-community.

  • @neopar hi, welcome!!

    If you still want to develop apps, take a look to Clickable (https://clickable.bhdouglass.com/en/latest/).

    The easier and effortless way to keep you up to date is subscribing to the UBports New Channel in Telegram (https://t.me/ubports_news) and/or Matrix (#ubports_news:matrix.org). It's low traffic and not spammy at all.

  • Hi Everyone,

    My name is Paul Shapley and I think I'm probably the oldest on the forum at 54. I work in the UK with Geographical Information Systems and I'm a huge Ubuntu fan using this platform as a daily driver.

    I'm not a developer but I do have technical skills in open source mapping. I had an old OnePlus One left in a draw when I saw that UBports had developed a port for it on 'omgubuntu' several weeks ago and couldn't wait to install it. I'm converted already.

    I would love to help to get some open source mapping applications currently only available on Android across to UT through Anbox. I've already got a UT Webapp for one of them but not in the store.

  • @shapley hi, welcome!

    There's an OpenStore Telegram group (https://open-store.io/telegram) that you can join if you want to chat with other app developers. It's also a good place for app testing and getting feedback.

    Btw, you're not the oldest in this forum 🙂

  • You certainly aren't the oldest on the forum. A mere child in fact.

  • Hi,

    My name is Ashley from the UK. I am an archaeologist and I've been using Kubuntu for a while although I recently switched to KDEneon, I have no coding experience but plan to learn over the coming winter. I tried Ubuntu touch a year and half ago on a nexus 5 hammerhead with little or no success, I tried again a couple of months ago with far greater success and would like to completely move over from Android. One of the main issues stopping from the complete switch is my love of pebble watches which I am currently unable to set up.

    I would like to help with this project in some way.

  • @ashleycrue Welcome!
    You are lucky: you are not alone 🙂 as @bhdouglass is or was working on a Pebble app.
    Take a look at the app here https://open-store.io/app/rockwork.mzanetti

  • @ashleycrue welcome to UBports have a look here https://ubports.com/telegram-welcome to get you started. There plenty of ways to help out and we are always greatfull for the help send @wayneoutthere a pm on telegram if he doesn't get back to you shortly.
    Edit : Have contacted Wayne please go ahead and pm him. Thanks.

  • Hello guys

    I am a louies (nickname) is a student and also a ubuntu tohch phone (although I don't have any one phone that can support ubuntu tohch) and unity 8 fans

    What can be assisted at present is ui concept design and software translation (currently only English is translated into Chinese traditional)

    Hope is to be able to help

    Ps English not my language

  • Hi, My name is Sebastian (nick: obacht). I am a developer in the medical device business doing design control and risk management.
    I very much like the idea of (re–)using stuff as long as the material lasts and to e.g. not buy a new phone every few months as well as the ideas behind UT and becoming more independent from and less involved with g**gle, apple and the like. I am not experienced with GNU/Linux, coding and so on but I think itˋs always good to have a few dummies around for testing of the gui and feedback :–)
    I bought me a used n5 for testing and I am looking forward to the day that UT has everything I need in a daily driver (from what I see and tried until now I am only missing the option of generic carddav sync — and there are people working on it)
    After a few weeks reading and posting here I must say I do like and appreciate the warmth and dedication in that forum. Thank you all and keep up the good work and spirit.
    Best regards from Jena (germany)

  • Very happy to have you both on-board. I know you've both had a look around but this link may be worth a look https://ubports.com/telegram-welcome You know where we are if you need anything else : )

  • @cibersheep Thank you for the welcome, I have installed the app and tried to use with varying degrees of success but connection seems a big issue. I am going to try contacting the developer or post on the forum over the next few hours.

    @Lakotaubp Thankyou as well, I have sent him a PM

  • Hi

    I'm a linux user since suse 6.x or so (so you can tell I am really old) coming from Germany. I am in an endless quest to ban Windows/iOS from all my systems, which is largely successful - except that I have to have Windows boot option on my desktop for tax declaration. But anyway, that is only fired up once a year.

    After the Youyota tablet turned out to be a scam (luckily I put no money in it) and Purism shelved their librem11 for now, I got my hands on a new BQ M10 FHD and started to install UBports. After I realised that I had to install android-tools on my Suse laptop (is that somewhere in the docs?), everything went smoothly

    I should come clean: I prefer SuSE + KDE. So I hope I will not get banned from here to never speak again...

    I now also managed to get the libertine container installed. After I removed a link that pointed to nowhere (maybe from the system-settings set-up that did not work for me? Should I report that here or on github?) I was able to install a container. Now I got emacs and orgmode running the only thing left is

    • setting up the modifier and arrow keys for emacs in the terminal
    • waiting for the purism librem5 to also have a linux phone

    Thanks to the ubports community for all the hard work!

  • @lichten Welcome to UBports. Have a look here o help get you started https://ubports.com/telegram-welcome

  • @lichten hi & welcome!

    • Have you tried to run windows and that tax software in a VM? I think that combo is way better than dual-boot.
    • There are a lot of veterans here in this project, so you aren't alone 🙂
    • I'm waiting for a Librem5 as well.
    • I prefer Debian + KDE 😄

  • @lakotaubp Thanks for the hint about the telegram group - I'll think about it.

  • @advocatux
    I had Windows VM running at some point, but I found it easier to dual boot, but I guess it is a matter of taste

    "Veteran" sounds so much better - from now on I am not a long time (old) linux user, but a veteran linux user 😉

  • @lichten we're on Matrix too 🙂

  • @lichten How old is a vet. (65 here), oh, Welcome Aboard

  • Hallo!

    Wie so einige andere Teilnehmer bin auch ich eifriger Linux-Nutze (seit ca. 20 Jahren) und verdränge Windows so weit wie möglich.
    Gerne würde ich auch auf Android verzichten, da die Datensicherheit durch ein Google-System sicherlich nicht besser ist, als bei Windows. Daher habe ich bereits vor einigen Jahren versucht, ein vernünftiges Linux-System (vorwiegend Lubuntu) auf Tablets zu installieren - leider nur mit eingeschränktem Erfolg.
    Nachdem ich ebenfalls vor einigen Jahren ein Video von Mark Shuttleworth gesehen habe, auf dem er Ubuntu auf einem Smartphone gezeigt hat und präsentierte, wie dieses durch den Anschluss an einen Monitor als vollwertiger Computer zu nutzen ist, wollte ich das auch haben.
    Erst geraume Zeit später habe ich mir dann ein BQ Aquaris 5 mit Ubuntu Touch gekauft.
    Meine Erwartungen, ein handliches System zu bekommen, das so flexibel und mit so vielen Paketen ausgestattet ist, wie ein Desktop oder zumindest wie ein Raspberry Pi, wurden leider stark enttäuscht.
    Dennoch habe ich dem Ubuntu Touch eine Weile eine Chance gegeben, musste jedoch erkennen, dass es im alltäglichen Gebrauch mit einem Android-Handy nicht konkurrieren kann.
    Nachdem dann auch noch eine Funktionsstörung beim Erkennen von Funknetzwerken dazu kam, die ich auch mit einer frühen Version von UBports nicht beheben konnte, habe ich das Gerät bis vor einigen Monaten "pausiert".
    Ich hatte mich dann also vor kurzem dazu entschieden, alle Daten und Einstellungen auf dem Gerät zu löschen und das neueste UBports (OTA-5) von Grund auf zu installieren.
    Bedauerlicher Weis musste ich erkennen, dass viele Apps, die ich vorher installiert hatte, unter dem neuen System nicht mehr funktionieren. Außerdem stürzt dieses angeblich stabile System vergleichsweise oft ab.
    Meine Erfahrungen als Nutzer möchte ich daher gerne zum Anlass nehmen, die Lücken möglichen Verbesserungen der Community bekannt zu geben und - sofern es meine Zeit und meine Programmierkenntnis erlauben - bei der Behebung zu helfen.
    Ein Kritikpunkt ist z.B., dass bereits die Anmeldung zu diesem Forum mit einigen Hindernissen versehen war und mir vom UBports-Handy gar nicht möglich war.

    Ich hoffe hier einige konstruktive Beiträge leisten zu können.

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