My suggestion for a 5 minute task: confirm (or not) one of the issues labeled 'needs confirmation' https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3A"needs+confirmation"
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RE: "5 minute" tasks
RE: Ubuntu Touch is working poorly for me on my FP2
@ollehell first of all, maybe you can change your post title to something less inflammatory? Thank you.
I don't have an FP2, I have a BQ E4.5 and a Nexus 5, an based on those models and my needs, I can tell you:
- The battery life is pretty good, specially in krillin and good enough to use hammerhead as my daily driver without any issue.
- With the exception of these well-known issues: https://github.com/ubports/morph-browser/issues, I don't have any relevant problem with Morph. It works great for me.
- Every app that I need works fine.
- I don't use anbox, I don't like anbox, and I don't like Android apps, so I can't comment on this point really.
The future will be what we (all of us, a.k.a. the community) make of it. This is a volunteer based project, so if you want to get a better experience "for you" you have to do your part too
Clickable 5.0.0 released !!
Good news for all of you developing apps for UT: @bhdouglass has released a new version of Clickable.
Please see http://blog.bhdouglass.com/clickable/ubuntu-touch/2018/10/03/clickable-5-0-0.html to get a general overview, and this http://clickable.bhdouglass.com/en/latest/changelog.html to read the full changelog.
You can support Brian's developing effort here https://liberapay.com/bhdouglass
@stefano as I see it, the current situation is that there are a lot of people willing to do testing (me included) but there's just a small bunch of developers. Yes, a really really small bunch.
It's understandable, we all want more and want it now, but the danger is to put too much pressure on developers, and that's my main concern.
We all should focus in the primary goal now, the transition to 16.04, and then we can ask the developers for all the bell and whistles.
I hope you understand what I'm trying to say, I'm happy to see such energy in our vibrant community, but with our current manpower we have to choose our priorities wisely.
RE: Making Ubuntu Touch an easy choice
@wlbi I've read your post several times and I honestly don't understand it.
You know perfectly well this is a 100% volunteer based project, but in spite of that you're saying something like I don't want to spend time or money in this project but you guys have to give me more powerful hardware.
Yes, trying to develop a secure and privacy focused OS for mobiles devices is not an easy task, but for most of us falling in the spyware trap and spend the kind of money you need to buy a S8 or S9 (and wait for others to solve my problems) is not the solution for sure.
Finally, what do you think is the main reason why there isn't more «new and powerful hardware»? That nobody cares or all that proprietary and closed software&hardware crap that makes so hard the porting?
If you want a change in the current mobile devices landscape, you have to be part of the change movement
RE: Q&A 34 This Saturday 18/08 AT 19:00 UTC
I think we UT users are security & privacy minded people, and one of our concerns is about how our browsers are managing cookies currently.
I know that even the big boys are having problems in this field, see https://wholeftopenthecookiejar.eu/ for example, but our users can't even delete cookies in an easy way.
So the question is, which is the plan to make a more secure & private browser for UT, and to make its privacy settings user friendly?
Thank you for your work!!
RE: Boolean search how to
@dtarrant the internal search engine of the forum is rubbish. The search result could be improve (to some extent) if people used tags though.
What I do is to use an external search engine but narrowing down the search to this forum.
For example https://duckduckgo.com/?q=nexus+4+site%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fforums.ubports.com%2F&t=hj&ia=web that is, go to DDG, type your query and then
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RE: Install Ubuntu Touch on LG Nexus 5 with Android 4
@ezze hi, 6.0.1 is the latest official factory image version, and yes, it's recommended to update that device before installing UT so you'll have the latest firmware for it.
You can download it from https://developers.google.com/android/images#hammerhead
The flashing instructions are at the top of that page.
RE: Back Up?
@mooncosmique another way to do it is following these instructions http://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/userguide/advanceduse/ssh.html
"Some performance improvement later and Lima and unity8 is really staring to become buttery smooth!"
RE: M10 FHD Wifi not autoconnecting when booted (Ota 3)
@emailforfor just for the record, BQ was acquired by a Vietnamese company (Vingroup) at the end of last year. Probably that's a big reason why they don't care about old products anymore.
This was the official PR note: https://www.bq.com/en/pr-vingroup
RE: morph browser: not possible to show map due to missing WebGL
@flaun-in hi, I've moved this topic to Support too
Edit: I don't have an account there to test it but just to have more info: which UT channel are you running in your device? Morph is under heavy development and some of its features haven't reach 'stable' yet