Core Apps Update #4



  • Hello friends! It's been a while since I posted a core apps updated, but that just means there are more good things to talk about. Plenty of new releases over the last few months thanks to all the hard working contributors!

    • Calendar
      • Released v0.8.1
        • Improved colors in color picker
        • Improved navigation between different views
    • Clock
      • Released v3.12
        • Added user defined default alarm sound
        • Created work around for alarms sounding on the wrong time
    • File Manager
      • Released v0.7.0
        • Removed bottom bars
        • Added theme support
        • New option to move the rename function to the swipe right actions
    • Gallery
      • Released v2.10.2
        • Various fixes
    • Notes
      • Released v0.7.0
        • New splash screen
      • Released v0.8.0
        • Initial dark mode support (better support coming in the future)
    • OpenStore
      • Released v2.60
        • Added "Update All" button
        • Added banner loading indicator
        • Various fixes
      • Released v2.62
        • Various fixes
    • Weather
      • Released v4.5.0
        • Added theme support
        • Fixed sunset/sunrise times
        • Improved moon phase display
      • Released v4.5.1
        • Various fixes

    Multiple apps have also had translation updates, thank you translators!



  • In MHO a working MailUserAgent should be added to the list of essential core apps.



  • @guru Already discussed here about one year ago. But no change seems to appear ...
    Best regards
    Pulsar33



  • @Pulsar33 already discussed here: https://ubports.com/fr_FR/blog/notre-blog-1/post/ubuntu-touch-q-a-46-214

    Being core or not is almost only a historical thing... by chance dekkos code is not kept in the ubports gitlab organization and therefor is not listed here. But that does not mean anything literally nothing to the development effort spent on dekko... what is your hope in having it listed here?



  • How to get out of this situation? I see you're unhappy and frustrated (tell me if I'm wrong) because of dekko is what it is today and there is not so much progress. And your frustration frustrates me, as I somehow feel responsible (I don't know why actually...) and invest a lot of time into this project and it doesn't seem to be enough...
    I'm just an "ordinary community member" as you are and there is so much work to do. My deep wish would be that anyone who wants to have a specific bug fixed, would join the dekko telegram group in order to be guided on how to fix it... then we can try to do it together. For example @nickwise stepped up (with not so much programming skills asfaik and no experience regarding ut or dekko) and asked how to implement support for Suru dark and so we implemented it together...



  • @hummlbach said in Core Apps Update #4:

    How to get out of this situation? I see you're unhappy and frustrated (tell me if I'm wrong) because of dekko is what it is today and there is not so much progress. And your frustration frustrates me, as I somehow feel responsible (I don't know why actually...) and invest a lot of time into this project and it doesn't seem to be enough...
    I'm just an "ordinary community member" as you are and there is so much work to do. My deep wish would be that anyone who wants to have a specific bug fixed, would join the dekko telegram group in order to be guided on how to fix it... then we can try to do it together. For example @nickwise stepped up (with not so much programming skills asfaik and no experience regarding ut or dekko) and asked how to implement support for Suru dark and so we implemented it together...

    Btw: Who is "you" in your reply?

    I'm frustrated too about the situation we're in re/ MUA. We have had this discussion already in the thread about Q&A 46: https://forums.ubports.com/post/18548
    and someone said "we dont have a MUA as core app" and this bad fact was hard to make it as a point of discussion into the Q&A. IMHO any further development resources should be focused on this problem. A Linux mobile for Linux minded people has nearly no use without a working MUA! I do need this mobile to read and answer mails while on the road and not to watch cat videos in YT or FB. At the moment I have to keep and use my M10 running Canonical's last OTA to have a working MUA, and this says all!

    Re/ the Dekko tg group, I joined it and could build and install Dekko2 from source. But I can't see how I could put hands on Dekko without any overview about it's thread architecture and where is what in the source tree. The author (or any other person with this knowledge) should give a talk about this, somewhere or by video or webEx, or whatever channel.



  • @hummlbach : I'm not sure to understand the matter of your link in accordance with the "core apps" concept. In the thread I mentionned, my message was an attempt to define what should be a core app or not, according to the phone capabilities only, whatever are the people who develop the code. IMHO, a phone without what I list as "core apps" is not a usable phone. All system updates should contain these applications, as opposed to the optional applications available in the openstore.
    Even if I follow you since a long time, this is why my E5 is still under Ubuntu Touch OTA 15 and not UBports. For me, UBports is not mature and is far away from speading the world for that reason.
    Best regards
    Pulsar33



  • @Pulsar33 okay understood. So unfortunately the term core apps for UT doesn't match with your definition. The link tells that the definition most likely won't change any soon. And in the end this definition does not influence how good or bad dekko is or will be.



  • @hummlbach said in Core Apps Update #4:

    ... So unfortunately the term core apps for UT doesn't match with your definition. ...

    What is the official UT definition of the term core apps (to see if it matches my definition)?



  • @bhdouglass great work!, thanks for all


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