Ubuntu Touch Q&A 76 Saturday 23rd Of May At 19:00 UTC



  • Ubuntu Touch Q&A 76 this Saturday the 23rd of May at 19:00 UTC. Please come along and join us for Ubuntu Touch development, updates and answers to your questions! Post them here before the event and Youtube Livechat https://youtu.be/E10FW1zBqKU and Telegram during the live show.

    Please remember that questions on porting to device **** or it's status, and questions on bugs will not be answered



  • Congrats to the whole ubports team. Amazing work!

    With the world craving for Android and iOS alternatives, what role do you see Ubuntu touch to play? (Wild personal opinions are welcome)



  • Qt 5.9 will be EOL on 30.5.2020. How's the upgrade going?



    1. Is there any way to make calling faster? I mean when you once push 'call-icon' somewhere (e.g. in Contacts), the call should start immediately, right know you have to pushed call-icon once more in Phone app to start call.
    2. Is there any way to use favorite contacts in more effective way? They are favorites, so i think it should be easier to find and use them. When i want to call my favorite contact, i have to go to contacts, switch to favorites, choose contact, click on call-icon and then click on call icon again in Phone app.

    Thanks for your work.



  • @klbik said in Ubuntu Touch Q&A 76 Saturday 23rd Of May At 19:00 UTC:

    Is there any way to make calling faster? I mean when you once push 'call-icon' somewhere (e.g. in Contacts), the call should start immediately, right know you have to pushed call-icon once more in Phone app to start call.

    Isn't that standard, just to make sure the person is sure they want to call, I've tapped on the phone button by mistake when I wanted to tap the message button for example.



  • With the PinePhone (DID SOMEONE SAY PINEPHONE?) shipping just around the corner, could you give us a quick update to what features should, and probably more importantly, shouldn't expect from the PinePhone on day one?



  • If I understood correctly, you mentioned during Ubuntu Touch Q&A 74 that the PinePhone no longer relies on the Mirclient API. Did I understand that correctly? And if so, currently, what are the largest obstacles preventing removal of the need for the Mirclient API from the builds that require Halium/Hybris?



  • Regarding the PinePhone vs the newly announced PineTab, will they each be running similar UT builds? And if not, which build (PinePhone or the newly announced PineTab) will initially include more cutting edge features?



  • QT 5.15 is planned for release next week and has been announced as the next LTS.
    After OTA-13 is out, given QT 5.9 is supported in standard until 2020-05-31, do you plan to move to QT 5.15.x (or 5.12.x) before walking carefully toward the huge Ubuntu 20.04 migration ?



  • In the TODO list of OTA 13 there is the migration to QtWebEngine 5.14 which is based on chromium 77. Does this mean that at that point Progressive Web Apps (PWA) will be supported ion Ubuntu Touch? thank you



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  • @PhoenixLandPirat
    Right now, i`m using bq aquaris 4.5 as my daily driver with UT. My previous smartphone was Iphone. In iOS the call starts immediately after the pushing the call icon, no confirmation in phone app is needed. When you compare the mistaken tapped and valid tapped when you want to call, it is 1 to 50, maybe 1 to 100, i dont know. Maybe it could be optional.



  • ❓ In recent months/weeks has there been a noticeable interest from devs in UT that you have personally observed and has that interest transformed into actual participation in the project (particularly on the OS code base side of things)? Or is it a case of "we still need more devs"? Thanks.



  • Concerning Xperia X, I have understood channel "16.04/community/fredldotme/devel" is 32 bits.
    Are there any plan to migrate to 64 bits ?



  • @christophe14 You can switch to 16.04/arm64/edge channel instead to get arm64 rootfs.



  • @dobey I have heard edge channel was more unstable than development channel.



  • @christophe14 B
    Bit off topic for here. However channels are stable, RC and Dev going up in risk level. Edge is normally worse in risk level. Except on devices still in development where Edge is the only available version so is the latest working version as there is no stable etc available.



  • @christophe14

    As i undertood order is the following Edge > Dev > RC > Stable
    So yes, Edge is the place where things are tested for the first time.



  • lomiri in ubuntu unity remix is considered the long-term plan to replace old packages and technologies that will probably no longer be supported in the future (xorg, compiz etc) and maintain an unity7 like UX. To do so that project will have to introduce features not currently avaible in lomiri, since, in order for the transition to take place, they first want to achieve a features parity.
    I ask you the question since you are the ones with the most knowledge of the code: how difficult is it to add features such as global menu, progress bars / notification bubble in launchbar etc.?

    Hoping that all the changes converge on the same code, how will you avoid that those useful functions in the desk environment but uncomfortable in a smartphone or vice versa ruining the UX on the devices for which those features are not designed?

    last but not least, what skills and knowledge does it take to modify lomiri?



  • Please add a 'Mark thread as solved' feature. Also perhaps the ability to mark a certain post in the thread as the solution.

    https://forums.ubports.com/topic/4313/website-suggestion-introduce-a-mark-thread-as-solved-feature

    Cheers. 👍🏻


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