Ubuntu Touch Q&A 77 Saturday 6th Of June At 19:00 UTC



  • Ubuntu Touch Q&A 77 this Saturday the 6th of June 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/ir4hqfayd7w 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



  • @UBportsNews Title indicates 6th of May instead of 6th of June. Would you please correct? ๐Ÿ˜‰



  • @stanwood Sorted Thanks.



  • First, it would be great with an update on the Vollaphone.

    Second, how important do you consider the community porting effort in bringing interest to the UBPorts Ubuntu Touch project as a whole? Given that there seem to be a number of half-functioning ports which cannot be installed using the installer, is this at all beneficial to the project? If the porting effort is a good thing in your view, can you recommend any specific sources of knowledge to those who are meeting hardware enablement challenges on their devices?

    Third, could you give an update on Halium 7 & 9 again, like last week? Regarding Halium 9, what is the probability of success in creating a fully functional Halium 9 based port of UT on any device at the moment (and which are the best candidates) ? What are the main blockers, and when you peek into your crystal ball, how long do you think we will be burdened with them?

    And last, with FIDO2 security beginning to be adopted within organizations and companies, is this on the roadmap for UT?



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  • How is processing of applications for foundation membership is going? ๐Ÿ˜‰ How many applications have you received so far? How many members does the foundation have atm? Can you give us an update on that?



  • Hello,

    There was some chitter chatter on Telegram about the current top bar/indicators area and how it is perhaps not the best thing on mobile devices. What do you envisage for the top bar/indicators as and when the time comes for it to be improved? Something like we see on Android?

    Thanks. Keep up the great work๐Ÿคน๐Ÿป



  • With PinePhone having the ability to run Wayland apps, how is the work on bringing this support to Android based devices and which ones are not going to make it? Having Wayland compatibility everywhere would (I expect) allow developers to bring over a lot of opensource games as so far there only were a few (ExtremeTuxRacer, Neverball, Neverputt) but these are no longer available.



  • With the Community Edition of the Pinephone, a very large donation is now coming to ubports. Where can I find out the amount of the donation and how do you plan to use the money?



  • @stefwe
    Hi "a very large donation" is somehow relative ๐Ÿ™‚
    With roughly 5K Pinephone CE sold the donation will be around 50K$ which is not enough to hire a junior software developer for a year.

    But it's still substancial and might help a lot.



  • @AppLee said in Ubuntu Touch Q&A 77 Saturday 6th Of June At 19:00 UTC:

    With roughly 5K Pinephone CE sold the donation will be around 50K$ which is not enough to hire a junior software developer for a year.

    It depends on the country.
    In France, it's enough to hire 1 junior software developer for a year,
    in Portugal 2,5 and in India 7



  • @AppLee Whatever decisions are made, i think this will allow development to progress comfortably over the second half of the year, which will be a pivotal period for the future !!



  • @libremax
    The cost of an employee for a corporation is not the same as its salary.
    There are differences also regarding the status of the employer (UBports being a non profit...)

    But that's not the point. My point was what a person considers "a very large donation" is not quite the same when you're a foundation like UBports.



  • @AppLee said in Ubuntu Touch Q&A 77 Saturday 6th Of June At 19:00 UTC:

    @libremax
    The cost of an employee for a corporation is not the same as its salary.

    I am well aware of that and in France 50 Kโ‚ฌ for employer is equivalent to 25 Kโ‚ฌ for the employee (32 Kโ‚ฌ gross income) and may be sufficient depending on place of residence.

    But that's not the point. My point was what a person considers "a very large donation" is not quite the same when you're a foundation like UBports.

    It's not "a very large donation" but if used to pay an indian developer for 5 years, it could be more usefull than 6 months for an USA developer.



  • Going a bit OT for here. Thanks.



  • Two questions if I may ask:

    1 - How would it be possible to lower the minimum screen brightness?

    2 - Would it be possible to have a full-screen function like the F11 function there is on Ubuntu Desktop? This would allow to display more lines to read on the web browser by hiding the web page address at the top of the screen. This would be particularly handsome in landscape mode.



  • @UBportsNews Hi all and thanks all the community for the great job is doing. I'm following UBports from the beginning and some weeks ago I decided to use as 'primary ' phone my Aquaris E5 (the original Ubuntu Edition and pass the Android Aquaris X5 Plus phone as backup).
    I'd like to know if there will be some development in the future to port the Librem5. When I decided to join the crowdfunding, it was mainly because it seemed that there was a collaboration and in the future the chance to port Ubuntu Touch on the Librem5. In theory I should receive it, the Evergreen batch, in August. Can I still hope that Ubuntu Touch will be ported on it?



  • With the upcoming merge of the updated qtwebengine, anyone looking into website notifications and webpush for Morph and webapps?



  • Could apt be replaced with a script directing people trying to use it outside libertine to an explanation of why it's a bad idea?



  • Two questions regarding the current plans for apps across different mobile distros. They might be stupid or previously answered, but I did not have much luck with the search function. I'm not particularly concerned with the state of affairs at the moment, this is more about where the development is headed over the next months and years.

    1. As far as I understand, Plasma Mobile and Ubuntu Touch are making some efforts to make the same Qt apps run effortlessly on both platforms. Is it likely that the same app store (OpenStore, I assume) would be a default feature on both platforms?
    2. The Gnome world seems to have a completely different take on the issue, with GTK4 apps developed with an adaptable interface using libhandy being seen as the way of the future. Will software developed in this manner (like future releases of Geary or Gnome Maps) be easily available on UT, possibly even in the OpenStore? And should it be expected to run about as well on Ubuntu Touch as, say, PostmarketOS?

    Guess I'm just worried about fragmentation. ๐Ÿ™‚


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