Ubuntu Touch Q&A 111 Saturday 23rd Oct At 19:00 UTC
UBportsNews last edited by UBportsNews
The next Q&A will be Ubuntu Touch Q&A 111. There will be the latest news on Ubuntu Touch development and updates and we will be answering your much appreciated questions. Forum questions will get priority so post them here before the event or during the live show using YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVyCJPW98No and Telegram.
Please remember that questions on porting to device **** or it's status, and questions on bugs will not be answered
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The latest UT installer (0.9) appears to create a few problems in use, and there are cases where the older (0.8) installer is more successful. Should the newer installer be withdrawn until it can be rectified?
I am backend node.js developer. Since libertine is simply saying, something like docker container. Would there be any possibility to "access" it from outside of the device ?
To put it simple, I would like to have testing environmental in my phone for when I don't have access to my server. Libertine container running node app with possibility to access that app from outside, would be great idea.
TotalSonic last edited by
Us users tend to fill up these Q&A's with feature requests for things we would most like to see developed sooner than later - but what things would the UBports team like to see added to UT by their fellow devs and the community first??
stanwood last edited by
I've noticed that nearly half of the compatible devices are marked as "inactive" in the porting section. (including Pinephone, Sony Xperia X performance, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Nexus 5, etc...).
Will it be a challenge for you to keep those devices in the future OTA cycles with "forever" missing features and no more maintainers?
Did you already list the devices that won't be able to upgrade to 20.04?
Thank you very much for everything you accomplish!!
opaijavai last edited by opaijavai
Hi, its possible to have the cameraApp accessible (for quick photo video capture) without the need to type lockscreen pin first in the future or is something the platform can't do, technically speaking ?
opaijavai last edited by
In september 2020 Marius wrote a post in this forum talking about the roadmap.
Now, one year later will he update it or write a new one?
mateo_salta last edited by
@opaijavai yes technically possible - but would need some code changes for it to be a feature to be incorporated.
- the immediate user convenience is nice and a feature we want, open drawer - tap camera - take picture
- for a app to be launched without password, we would want the option for it to be enabled/disabled by the user
- The camera app also allows access to viewing pictures and deleting pictures - for this app to be launched without password it would have to be a some kind of 'take pictures only' mode
All this code would need to be created, although not impossible - and not without an example - just look at the 'Emergency calls' feature - it opens the dialer - but in a mode that only has basic call functionality.
mateo_salta last edited by mateo_salta
LightP Word Processor by Nicolas Colla: a html5 word processor with some rich text features, and a touch friendly design.
Onion Surf also from Nicolas Colla: a fork of morph that aims to enable tor and update with tor releases. Check it out as help is wanted in fixing ip leaks and identifiers.
Transmission Remote: A Transmission torrent remote client - add and check status of torrents remotely.
TotalSonic last edited by TotalSonic
@mateo_salta - also
Gem Forkby Aaron Hafer - an update to the Gem browser allowing online access to the Gemini and Gopher protocols.
MultiMapsby Andreas Johannsen - a webapp that allows viewing maps from Google, Apple, Yandek, Esri, OSM, and Mapbox all from a single instance.
Why is 20.04 a higher priority than VoLTE? 16.04 runs great on the OS side, but without VoLTE many phones will soon stop functioning. What does 20.04 add that is not just nice to have features?
stanwood last edited by
@heyspencerb I think 20.04 is a P1 task since 16.04 is not maintained anymore, that means no security patches in the future.
20.04 will also be the new repository base to build everything new on (Wayland, Systemd, VoLTE / VoWiFi, screen cast, etc...)
AppLee last edited by
Yes, as Stanwood said the work made for VoLTE is better used on 20.04 so the job is done only once.
20.04 is more recent hence a much sturdier base to build something.
This will also help for a better bluetooth support especially BLE IIRC.
Basically all the work done for 16.04 is time lost for 20.04.
Maintaining 16.04 is a necessary evil until 20.04 is ready but in order to get a better use of resources 20.04 has to make it out.
I don't think your question made it to the show so I tried to give an answer here.
Please don't answer here and open a new thread if you want to continue the discussion.
Or you'll be able to ask it again in a couple of week.