Ubuntu Touch Q&A 79 Saturday 4th Of July At 19:00UTC
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Ubuntu Touch Q&A 79 is this Saturday the 4th of July 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuQ6zNd-FaE 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
According to an article posted on xda-developers.com, developer Erfan Abdi, has "successfully created a GSI-esque, platform-agnostic Ubuntu Touch image that can be installed on any Project Treble compliant device."
Would you please talk briefly about the UBports Generic System Image (GSI) project and what the project may mean for the future of UT on modern (Android 9+) Android devices?
Would it be possible to have some news about carddav integration progress? even as a dedicated app like Davx5 on Android... in order to be able to sync our precious contacts...
Also, would it be possible to have an import/export csv or vcf file option inside the official Contact app? Is that is easier/fatser to develop than carddav, it would offer one alternative to the current only way (by google that not everybody use...) to get our contact into our phone (apart from ssh/script/adb/...that aren't very user friendly).
Thank you for your work,
Aury88 last edited by Aury88
About the GSI-esque image in the GizmoChicken question:
Q1: is it a change in the halium side or in the UT side? ( I have seen contradictory news on various local sites about this)
Q2: I guess this will allow for faster ports on Treble compliant device, but will it also allow for improvements on the performance side?
about UT on rpi4
Q3 - Q4: are there any news about the tiling problem (the graphic problem afflicting rpi4)? why rpi4 is the only affected arm board?
ps: happy summer holidays for those who will do them!!
poVoq last edited by poVoq
Did anyone try Lomiri /UT via Wayland with Vulkan already? There is a driver for the RPI <4 now as well:
dobey last edited by
@poVoq I don't think Mir has been ported to work with Vulkan yet.
Moem last edited by
would it be possible to have an import/export csv or vcf file option inside the official Contact app?
I have managed to import my contacts as a csv file. The trick turned out to be to transfer the file by any method you like (I used Telegram/Teleports because hey, it's easy... just send it to yourself) and then locate it in the file manager, and open it. When asked for a program to open it with, choose the Contacts app.
alan_g last edited by
Vulkan works on Mir:
Can we have Erfan Abdi on the show, he has done a lot of work on halium 9, generated publicity on xda. So would be interesting to know what his future plans are and what is holding us back to have a halium 9 GSI phone as a phone with the same quality as halium 7. Maybe the project board of halium 9 can be filled with the major challenges https://github.com/orgs/ubports/projects/20
@wouter182, Erfan wasn't terribly comfortable with a video or audio interview in the past, especially not a live one. This is the same project that Alfred has been following, bringing updates for whenever he's with us.
Broken access to Gitlab account on UT smartphone. That's annoying. Do you know why ?
Qt guarantees binary compatibility via D-pointers. So, simply replacing the old Qt libraries with the new ones should not break anything. Is there any reason why only QtWebengine 5.14 is planned for OTA13? I would be happy to see the built-in markdown support from QtGUI 5.14 and QtQuick 5.14, as well.
Thank you for the answer.
lduboeuf last edited by
I can just answer for vcf:
The import vcf file is already there but only accessible from outside ( that is you select your file in filemanager and open it in contact-app).
I've managed to provide this feature directly from contact app. Hope it will land soon, just waiting for review
TotalSonic last edited by TotalSonic
@Thatoo - just a note that there is already a PR for including vcf import and export directly in the Contacts app - there is a click available for the beta you can test at https://t.me/ubports_qa_team/35166 -
(it has worked well on my tests of it for armhf on the Meizu Pro 5.)
PhoenixLandPirat last edited by
are there plans to bring flutter support to Ubuntu Touch, Fluffychats new features and functions come in the flutter version of Fluffychat, and it'd be lovely to get all these fancy flashy features and get full support back on Ubuntu Touch.
Keneda last edited by
Did you managed to add export in VCF too?
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Please note this thread is for questions for the Q&A and is not the place for support questions and answers. Also that this still applies...Please remember that questions on porting to device **** or it's status, and questions on bugs will not be answered
lduboeuf last edited by
@Keneda yes also done
Some pinephones have stability issues at the high dram frequency the images have. How will you address this for future non tech savvy users?