Ubuntu Touch Q&A 90 Saturday 5th December At 19:00 UTC
Hi ubports team!
I have almost the same question than totalsonic, how does it work with the supported devices? Last month my old phone broke and I choose in the "ubuntu devices" list a recent phone, 2nd hand Xiaomi Redmi 7 ( unofficial port ), cause the other phone higer in the list Oneplus one Bacon doesn't have 4g. Others phones with nice maturity was quiet old and i buy a phone every 5 years roughly so i choose somethings for long time. I think i read than the problem is not to have more devices supported but you are working on a solution more "universal". Maybe it can be nice to have more recents phone to have more users, of course there is Volla, pinephone ect but some people doens't want to spend 500€ in a phone.
Thanks a lot for all your works! I'm so happy with this OS!
Sorry for my english, it's hard to balance what I want to explain between a 7 years old phone and a other at 500...
I have tested the 5.9 kernel on Pine64. I was surprised how well some things work.
This kernel should be skipped to go straight to the 5.10 kernel.
My question, does the 5.10 make things easier during development ?
I am always afraid that with completely new things (software) completely unexpected things will happen. (calls in German: Kinderkrankheiten)
I watch your show again and again with enthusiasm.
alan_g last edited by
A placeholder is at lomiri.com.
If no one currently has enough free time to develop a fresh page for Lomiri, seems to me that the page currently at unity8.io could be reused (with a global replace of "Unity8" to "Lomiri" and a 301 redirect from unity8.io to lomiri.com) until someone finds the time to develop a fresh page.
EDIT: I think the more pressing issue is that, at least when I last tried to install Lomiri on an x86-64 device (which was a long time ago, so please forgive me if things have changed), I wasn't able to install onto an x86-64 device running Ubuntu 20.04.
QUESTION for Q&A: When will we be able to install (for testing/preview purposes) Lomiri onto an x86-64 device running Ubuntu 20.04?
To be clear, I am NOT asking when Lomiri will be usable on x86-64 devices running Ubuntu 20.04. Rather, I just want to know when we'll be able to install it, for testing/preview purposes.
Seems to me Volla Phone, PinePhone, OnePlus 3/3T, Sony Xperia X series, PineTab, perhaps Google Pixel 3A, and whatever Xiaomi/Redmi device is looking to be easiest to fully support, would all make sense
Agreed that the focus should move toward newer phones. But I think that your list may be a bit too ambitious for the near term. Sometimes less can be more.
I realize that most won't agree with me on this, but in my opinion, in the near term, UBports should focus on making the upgrades needed for rebasing UT to 20.04 (and also moving to a more recent version of Mir).
Then, once UT has been rebased on 20.04, UBports should focus on (1) the PinePhone, and (2) working the kinks out of the UBports Generic System Image (GSI) project on just a few modern Android devices, with the goal of eventually supporting many more modern Android devices using the GSI approach.
Oh, and Lomiri on x86-64 devices. Don't forget Lomiri on x86-64 devices.
QUESTION for Q&A: Honest question (and not an attempt to troll), but why is UBports devoting valuable resources to bringing Halium 7.1 to old devices when those resources could, instead, be devoted to working the kinks out of the UBports Generic System Image (GSI) project, which has the potential to, eventually, bring UT to a great many modern Android devices?
alan_g last edited by
Quick question from space:
How can we get more people on board to work on Mioil?
I've been PM'd about this, so there are community people interested in getting on board. (I have a dinner date at Q&A time, so can't participate in real time.)
Is it possible to have like a "minimize" option for running apps? Tapping on the icon in the launcher will open the app, tapping a second time will hide the app GUI leaving it running in the background. Think about radio or podcast oriented apps. It will be harder to mess with an app by accident when its interface is not present.
newkernelchannel for the PinePhone is using kernel 5.10.
I was wondering, why the logscreen does not rotate any more. It is fixed in rotation which is sometime a bit annoying.
ivo_xavier last edited by
can we expect the A-GPS feature during the next year?
arubislander last edited by
@thebest3000 I don't think the lock screen ever rotated.
@arubislander I think it did. Well a long time ago when it was still at Canonical.
dobey last edited by
@thebest3000 It didn't. Phones always have lock screen in portrait mode, and tablets/PCs always in the landscape mode, iirc. I'm pretty sure lock screen never rotated.
Yeah, lock screen never rotated but obviously ideally it can rotate especially with the upcoming and current fxtec devices. I think there's an open PR for it but it seems that it became stagnant.
Hello ubports team,
Thanks for your great efforts to customize diffirent ROMs for so many devices. I just successfully installed UT on my old Nexus 5. After 2-day use, I find the battery duration is not thaaaaaat satisfied：（ 555
So I am quite looking forward to your development on Oneplus 6, especially via installer. It is much easier for users like me without good coding & developing skills. If there is a WeChat dev. plan in the same time, that will help a lot.
Btw, could you open more donation channels like Alipay? Since Paypal donation is not allowed in China....
Lakotaubp last edited by Lakotaubp
@gizmochicken Hey there my Nexus 4 is a Halium port. I don't know if it's mostly primarily phone enthusiasts here, but those ports allow people to have Ubuntu on $35 phones.... Since that is my price point for a phone. We can't all wait for the Librem 5, and I started with Linux to save an old computer. Why can't we do the same with phones? I don't know how old my phone is but it works great to me.
AppLee last edited by
Hi, as stated before, the Q&A has passed.
To avoid confusion/mistakes with the future Q&A, please create a new topic if you want to continue the discussion further.
BTW The question you're referring to has been answered in Q&A those ports are mostly made by the community, so support for older phones will continue if the community is willing to.
I'll lock this thread, but feel free to open a new topic and answer there.