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
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
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!!
@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: Move from Github to Gitlab?
Even after 16.04 ships do we really want to spend a month moving everything instead of...
@alan_g the answer to your question is pretty obvious if that is the only possible scenario, but I don't think those are the only parameters we should take into consideration.
A realistic ETA for the move could be a good first step. I don't say you're wrong stating "one month" but I honestly don't know if it would take one week, one month, or perhaps even way more.
On the other hand, I see one of the main developers (@mariogrip) showing an intense discomfort to the current platform, and I'd like to hear the rest of the UBports developers about how they feel about all of this. Because in a volunteer based project personal motivation is very important and that can also be affected when developers feel like they're betraying their principles, ideology, etc or just hate for whatever reason the tool they're using.
I mean, developers feeling bad or uncomfortable using Github can affect the project too.
The opinion of the community as a whole is important and has its weight, but the final decision has to be made by those doing the heavy lifting: developers & sysadmins.
RE: OTA-5 Is Here !!
@ierihon next steps for OTA-6. We're getting closer :)
See this specially https://gitlab.com/ubports/marketing/writers/news-blog-posts/issues/7
RE: How to copy contacts from tablet to phone without surrendering them to google?
@dtarrant you can copy
~/.local/share/evolution/addressbook/system/contacts.dbfrom one device to another
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
RE: UBports UT installation How-to / Guide d'installation d'UBports UT
@libremax kudos, great how-to!
Just a tip: if you edit your commands and put them between backticks (`) they look better and are easier to separate from the rest of the text ;)
For example this is harder to read
in a terminal on the PC, run the command : sudo apt install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot (to install the basic tools for android)
in a terminal on the PC, run the command :
sudo apt install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot(to install the basic tools for android)
RE: Move from Github to Gitlab?
Yes, lets move to GitLab, the Github acquisition by Microsoft is just like the perfect excuse but if we were starting from scratch I would vote for GitLab over Github.
I also agree with @NeoTheThird statement. It's worth the move but there is no need to be in a hurry.
RE: Push your vendor
@abp, you should address your complaints to Bq and Ubuntu.
You must know, from a legal point of view, both companies gave you support for 2 years. Yes, that sounds like a very short time but unfortunately that's common practice.
On the other hand, UBports is a volunteer project trying to keep alive the convergence vision, so to speak.
As you can understand, Ubports volunteers have little to no power to put pressure on any company.
Of course you're free to do whatever you want but it's very unfair to blame the people who is trying to extend the life of your phone precisely.
RE: Observations on battery life - please share your experiences
@chdslv BQ E4.5, E5, and Meizu Pro 5 have (had) a Ubuntu Edition from factory.
We the community are trying to port UT to some devices running Android currently, but we're trying to port it to Pine64 devkit, Raspberry Pi, and some other devices as well, including Librem5 devkit (soon).
On the other hand, UT is not a ROM.
Fairphone 2 and Oneplus Ones are more "flagship devices" than the Nexus models nowadays.
Finally, I'm pretty happy with how long lasts the battery in my N5. The combo new battery + xenial are doing wonders for a device that even when running Android doesn't have the best battery life in the world :)
RE: Nexus 5.
@iamnotarobot porting UT to other devices is WIP, and HTC10 and OnePlus 5T are pretty close to be the next big thing.
BUT N5 is more than good enough to be a reference device, specially for things like this ;)
Yes, that's a N5 in convergence mode :)
(Thank you Milan for the picture!)