May your day be Merry and Bright.
Not a question, but a statement because I know the Devs read this post!!
Continued appreciation for UT, and huge thanks for all the time and effort you put into making UT what it is.
I think the top bar is one of the really good design features of UT: it breaks system settings into logical groups, and they're literally one slide of a finger away.
It also goes beyond just being a settings feature, with the calendar, and the email/matrix notification functions. Personally I'd like to see that extended more, but I know I'm in a minority on that one.
Making the top bar itself customizable is an interesting idea though: I never use the Files or Language settings, for example, but I know that other people do. And they're always available under the settings icon, of course, for those odd times when they are needed.
I was thinking @CiberSheep that, since inevitably it will only display a subset of the entire app group, perhaps it only needs to be a partial screen? If we take the cue from Unity7, it has a list of apps: the icon on the left, and the app name on the right. And the "View All Applications" option there too.
As you've probably realized, I took my inspiration from the screen which precedes the one we're working on:
Subsequently, I had the idea to conflate the two screens, but it's a tad heretical! I think the "Properties" button ought to go on the screen that appears when you tap and hold:
The controversial idea would be to lose the "Preview" function altogether: since the OS comes with fully fledged music and photo apps, I think "Preview" is redundant.
I notice with interest that UBports has rocketed up the charts to 51st place on DistroWatch this morning - I'm guessing that that's due to 16.04.
It's good to see the press release there too.
Hopefully users will add their reviews of 16.04 in due course...
Will UBports have a presence?
It does seem to me though that there is a steady stream of people asking for help with porting devices... Perhaps that seems like a negative thing - UT is a struggle to get working for some - but on the other hand it shows that a significant number of people are interested enough to give it a go.
I'm delighted to be able to report that I've finally got NextCloud working on my Nexus 5, and I really couldn't be happier. Thanks for all the support, especially from the Telegram UBPorts Clouderama group - in particular Wayne(OutThere) and Amolith Seregoin.
This really is a very able and supportive community.
Will you guys be going to Fosdem '20?