Ubuntu Touch Q&A 49 Saturday 4th Of May At 19:00 UTC



  • The 49th Ubuntu Touch Q&A is this Saturday the 4th of May at 19:00 UTC. Along with giving you the latest Ubuntu Touch updates and developments we would also like your questions. Please post them below and we will do our very best to answer them live during the show.

    Youtube live link for Saturday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptLXc3m5CL8

    So it's over to you but please remember questions on porting to device **** or it's status, and questions on bugs will not be answered.



  • @UBportsNews Hi guys, I know we not discussing bugs, so let's talk about improvements in Morph browser? Anything to improve user experience of Morph browser landing in OTA-9 ???

    Thanks for your hard work on awesome UT!



  • It's very difficult to ask relevant questions as i am SURE that you will do during the show an appropriate overview of the current situation for mir, new unity 8 and the foundation... ! 🙂



  • I red this forum post and Marius's comment listed there (almost at the end). It says that there are plans are to move away from ubuntu location service towards geoclue and qtlocation and hybris platform.

    What's the status with that. Is there any progress?



  • What is Ubuntu Touch's target audience?



  • Marius recently mentioned the possibility of supporting Debian and other OSes in the future. Recognizing that would be a very long-term effort, I'm less interested in how or when this would happen than a more immediate concern, namely should we be evangelizing the brand, UBPorts, instead of OS, Ubuntu Touch?

    I'm very interested in spreading the word that there is an up and coming alternative to the A/A duopoly, and I've shown Ubuntu Touch to a number of people. I tend to talk to people about "Ubuntu Touch," since many people have heard of Ubuntu and some even know of Ubuntu Touch (though most who have believe it to be dead). If the long-term future of UBPorts is broader than Ubuntu alone however, perhaps I should be starting from scratch and introducing people to UBPorts first, then explaining that it was started by Canonical and based on Ubuntu, rather than speaking about Ubuntu Touch and then explaining that it's developed by UBPorts now?

    Or is the entire subject simply putting cart before horse? ☺ If so, please feel free to disregard the question. It would be useful to know though - regardless of this question - how the team would like us to speak about the OS.



  • I have a large music collection saved to a microSDXC card that I would like to play in UT's music app. My Nexus 5 running UT (OTA 8 ) is not capable of reading cards formatted in exFAT. Is there a workaround for this?



  • How has the collaboration been between UBports and Purism been going? Any news if they will be making Librem One apps available in OpenStore?



  • Is there anyway to enable 'grid style locking' in Desktop 'windowed' mode? front.png
    I like this custom setup, but it was tedious to size all the windows just right for each app. 3.png
    512gbUT.png



  • @divideandsponsor said in Ubuntu Touch Q&A 49 Saturday 4th Of May At 19:00 UTC:

    exFAT. Is there a workaround for this?

    exFAT is proprietary, and not something we can support by default due to licensing. The workaround is to change your SD card to use FAT32 instead. Unless you need to store files on it that are larger than 4GB, it will be fine.



  • @divideandsponsor said in Ubuntu Touch Q&A 49 Saturday 4th Of May At 19:00 UTC:

    Is there anyway to enable 'grid style locking' in Desktop 'windowed' mode?

    No, there is no support for iOS/Android style multitasking.



  • two questions

    1. with the arrival of "open" smartphone like Pinephone or Librem5 we will see the arrival of UT image without Halium or an Android compatibility . Where can we found useful informations/porting guides about porting UT (or other OS if the procedure is similar) on "open" hardware/ARM Board?

    2. given that make UT installable on very diffuse ARM Boards (like RaspberryPi) could massively enlarge the number of potential tester and developers (useful also for the smartphone/tablet side), why the port on those ARM Boards is not one of the priorities for UBports? (no criticism intended just curiosity)



  • why the port on those ARM Boards is not one of the priorities for UBports?

    @Aury88 but it is, didn't you watch the latest Q&As 😉

    The problem, as usual, is the lack of volunteers / manpower of course 🙂



  • @advocatux sorry, but I'm having some problem with the internet connection and I could not see the latest Q&A video so I'm waiting for the summary. Not having heard anything about the UT port on some open ARM board in the other Q&A it seemed to me that it was not on the UBP agenda


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