Ubuntu Touch On OnePlus 3 From Marius

  • @PhoenixLandPirat
    This is why I think it's so positive that this community is coalescing around the PinePhone quite so much.

  • @PhoenixLandPirat: I dont know why some in the linux universe are always so thin-skinned.

    I do know that people have jobs. I do know that they are volunteers. Moreover this wasnt
    criticism. I just have noticed that many ports were started but not one has been completed in the last years.

    Thats just a fact. And that people start a port and spent - maybe a lot - time on it and it never gets "finished" is just a fact too.
    Thats not criticism. Every person can do with its time, what he wants to, but I think it is just a little bit sad if you have 40 ongoing ports and not one got finished.

  • @3arn0wl I am hoping for the pinephone as well. It seems to me that this device could be quite successful.

  • @TotalSonic thx for clarifying that. I hope you are right.

  • @makeixo
    Stating fact is not the problem here. We are all aware of what could be better.

    You came here and wrote this and this. What people trying to actually DO something hear is:
    I don't understand why such basic think is not done yet.

    Even if you came just asking question this is not the way to do it.
    In community like this one, what is appreciated is:

    • Being thankful for the job already done
    • People who want to contribute by trying/doing

    Stating the obvious doesn't help anyone.
    Criticism is not banished. But it should be a productive one.

    When you see something that doesn't work the way you want, you can come here and ask what can I do.
    Personally I use UT for 2 years now on my daily driver (a Nexus 5). There are some issue, battery leaks, ... but I'm glad to have an alternative to Android which drove me crazy years ago.

    I couldn't control my domotic, so I created an app. Some people use it and I'm glad I'm able to give a little back to the community.

    This message is not condescending, I expect it to be something that will help you (and others) understand the philosophy of open source communities. Do not simply come and ask ; come and ask what you can do to help.
    Everyone is welcome to contribute with what they can offer.

    Nice opportunity for me to say a big thanks to every contributor. I'm a happy user of UBPorts !

  • @makeixo But they might get finished soon! Main hurdles are over. Wait for Xperia X, maybe Oneplus 3... I know, it'a being long time, but all we need ia patience. Maybe you could help someone porting device you also own ? ( even testing the functionality of the port)

  • @Stefano I hope that. It would be a reward as well for the hard work they have done and the time they have invested.

    I think the Xperia X port is worked on more than a year now. Thats quite a lot of time he put in it I imagine.

    I learn python at the moment. Maybe a can participate with some apps someday.

  • I for one am really pleased to see so much progress on not only new ports but existing core devices. when I think back to how they used to be and look at what my OPO is like now I am really pleased.

    Starting more ports increases knowledge and builds skills in our community.

    With phones like the Pinephone etc on their way this will really help. As for the OnePlus 3 I saw the videos and thought wow!

  • @makeixo I dont know where you're getting "thin skinned" from, I'm just stating facts.

    We like criticism, criticism is welcome here, as it should be with all projects, as long as its constructive, and done in a polite manner, constructive criticism is ultimately good.

    What happened was that you suggested something, that being that the community should collectively choose one or two device's to work on, and I replied with reasons that that wouldn't happen.

    In rare cases we might get a pinephone, but that's the exception to the rule, because the stars aligned.

  • @3arn0wl @andybleaden
    The pinephone is very exciting in deed! I can't wait to actually try it out, its cheep enough for most people that they can grab one without worrying to much about their bottom line, as well which is great!

    @andybleaden @Stefano
    The OP3 port is looking amazing, cant wait to see it in the official installer, for anyone with a OP3 to easily install.
    I think the OP5 is gonna be worked on after that, but I'm not sure since it's Vince's main device atm, and I believe that Treble is still an issue.

    I'm a big fan of the OnePlus devices personally, and the more OnePlus devices with an ubuntu port, the better, I hope that Halium gets support for newer versions of android, so we can get a convergence OnePlus device with MHL out, but thats a distant future it seems.

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