Ubuntu Touch Q&A 120 This Saturday 30th July At 19:00 UTC
How has Dalston's departure from the team affected the rate of development? In particular, has it slowed down the change from Ubuntu 16 base? My impression is that progress has slowed, and for a team that was already lacking in personnel that is a serious problem.
Hi It's me again, maybe late, but hopefully read
Can we have a guide to remove all waydroid and install it completely with gapps?!
Getting isolated by the concrete jungle or the empty roads at night in the city for not having uber, moovit only works just in the android version now or can't use the bank app is so frustratng!! I know it's against privacy, but seriously helps a little bit in our normal day haha.
Can we have image backgrounds in teleports?!
Kind of selfish if you ask me, but it is so nice having sort of a theme like the desktop or android version of Telegram.
A guide of how port gtk apps, please!
there are so many phosh/gtk4 that can make us our life easier Dino/fractal, Tubefeeder, Headlines, lollypop . . . These are mobile/desktop apps. Simple apps, the code might not that big . . . Porting them shouldn't be a nightmare, right? RIGHT?!
On screen buttons for some apps and games. I mean, keyboard is nice, but if we just can grab some keys and add our own keystrokes. I know it's kind of weird but, since there are some apps with tiny buttons like in libertine. Imagine that someone ported duckstation . . maybe the keyboard can have a joypad layout . . who knows
I don't know how to complicated this would be, but this would be neat
@domubpkm because it might be not ready yet? With classic you mean stable branch, right?
@cliffcoggin I think it goes at a good speed. Maybe they need a host that can invite the rest of the core team every two weeks. That's why I think that it seems slow the progress. What they actually need is more money to hire more people, donations or money laundry might help; however, I think they want to keep it legal, so, the good ways of getting income is the way they want.
Cryto, NFTs, or artwork of furries sells, but keep the donations going and this will work for sure.
@mrt10001 if you do documentation, that would be great . . . Anyway, I have to tell you. I don't read a lot. I just go straight to the key words to find the solution if there is one.
- Don't write a lot
- Tags for lazy people like me.
- Cheer up, any help is welcome.
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@thousandtopics All of these seem to be requests, not questions. I think the Q&A is meant for asking about things that you want to know, not for asking for things that you want to have.
@moem that is true, those statements were just in the bottom of my soul. I had to take them out. I understand if they don't read any of those in the Q&A because those aren't even questions, these are even kind of late, so I don't expect anything haha, but the damage is done ( runs away in ninja mode)
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Surely to make them as feasible devices they should have core functions that work or be removed from the installer until these functions work.
Hi, I'm new to this community and was surprised to see Ubuntu Touch continuing as a community project, which is great to see by the way so keep up the great work.
I recall though how when Canonical maintained the OS they had a "pages" feature i believe it was called. So they had a page for "People", "Videos" and perhaps for other things like media, music, social media, messages, etc. I may be wrong but I've noticed this is no longer the case on the current distribution. Is there a reason this "pages" feature was no longer maintained by the community in favour of the usual app grid system?
I for one am sad to see this pages features go as it allowed a different way for the user to interact with their apps and their phone, very different from the other two popular touch based OS's, something which caught my attention back when Canonical first revealed Ubuntu Touch. A different way of interacting brings a different and unique experience and may help Ubuntu Touch to stand out from the likes of Android and iOS.
Is there a way I can try out Ubuntu Touch on my laptop/computer via a virtual machine or some other way just to get a feel of it before installing it on a device?
Keneda last edited by Keneda
I recall though how when Canonical maintained the OS they had a "pages" feature i believe it was called. So they had a page for "People",
Those were the scopes and ubports team dropped it because of various reasons.
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@ubportsnews Hi, the move into focal base is one of the biggest step forward that the project is making. It’s a huge achievement! In your opinion, the addition of a device to the UBports Installer should met requirements like: proven to be stable; highest score of compatibility with UT; porter motivation. The move to 20.04 is an opportunity to introduce this type of change or others?
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I recall though how when Canonical maintained the OS they had a "pages" feature
I think this was called "scopes".
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@psingh The scopes discussion went on for some time, see here https://forums.ubports.com/topic/1743/scopes-on-the-16-04 for an overview.
If you use the Forum Search function you will find many more. Too sum up Scopes are gone.
Q&A120 is over but I want to make a comment.
So much amazing, interesting and important progress. a big thank you from the deep of my heart to all involved developers. I also saw the video with the great talk from Jeroen at MCH2022 ( https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=-7nu2tmr-lQ )to attract greater attention for Ubuntu Touch/Ubports and the goals. I have noticed the animation of developers with the workshop and the book to make the start easier for them to create apps. That's really impressive what is going on.
@privacyfan I thank all in the Q&A for being so patient and to take with a bit of fun my questions, that the spirit #spaguettiTeam