The road(map) explained
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@GizmoChicken given the limited resources how to obtain a Pinephone and the current state of its overall usability we will not abandon Android devices to redirect all forces on Pinephone. As Rodney said, the gap would get wider by that, and we would disappoint a huge userbase, PLUS we are also committing to delivering a usable image for the Vollaphone which is Android 9. And work needs to be done soon for Android 10 etc. So, yes, Pinephone is important to us, but we would do us no favour if we jumped on this train alone, we would never be able up to close tha gap later.
I concluded my previous post with the following:
But let me reiterate: I don't work in software development. So I'll defer to the experts.
If what I'm proposing is a bad idea (and most who are actually working on the project seem to feel that my idea is a bad idea), please feel free to ignore me. No hard feelings from me. And whatever path you choose, I'll remain a fan of your work and will continue wishing for your continued success.
Honestly, I figured that, in view of my overtly conciliatory remarks, our discussions on this topic would have concluded.
Even so, I was not surprised (and was not offended) when another participant directed toward me a few additional arguments in support of his position.
Regarding his additional comments, I did not respond to them because I wanted to give him the last word in the discussion between him and me.
we will not abandon Android devices to redirect all forces on Pinephone.
To be clear, no, I did not suggest that UBports should "abandon Android devices to redirect all forces on Pinephone." Rather, I wrote:
I'd suggest bringing your Halium-based builds to a "good enough" state on a few core device as soon as practicable, and then redirecting the majority of your resources to PinePhone development for the next few months. By the time the PinePhone is in better shape, maybe (if lucky) the "GSI-esque" approach will be in better shape, potentially obviating the need for much the work that otherwise would have been done between now and then.
I hope the above clarifies the record.
Regarding the remaining comments that you directed toward me, rather than address them, I'm giving you the last word in this discussion between you and me.
Of course, if you want me to address the remaining comments that you directed toward me, please feel free to respond. I'm happy to oblige.
I appreciated the pinned topic explaining the road map rational and only have 1 major question. Where do I find the roadmap?
I, for one would like to thank the entire team for building, maintaining and developing this software. Without your time talent and treasure, we wouldn't have such nice hard/software.
So a big thank you to all and keep up the good work!
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