As an answer to a my ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, Deep Thought suggested me to reach 42 stickers:
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RE: [Morph Browser] Explanation about Canonical in URL
@prog-amateur I gave you the -1 "like" not because of your question, but because your imply, without knowing its purpose, that it "allows redirections to Canonical servers" coming to suspect a GDPR incompatibility and ending by asking what else (not if else)" is sent as a telemetry from OS/app to whatever company/organization". All after the initial sentence, resuming or reminding the Ubports sentence in the website about the care about freedom of choice and privacy, as it were a lie, and asking "clear answers" assuming the ubports foundation has ever in some way given unclear or ambiguous answers or/to hide the truth behind them or has reason to do so..
so that -1 is for the chosen style and the tone of the question that I personally perceive and didn't like, not for the question. about your question, because it is a good question, this was my answer: https://github.com/ubports/morph-browser/pull/250
ps: I'm not in any way endorsed by or affiliated with ubports and what I say may not be what ubports thinks
RE: TELEports. New Telegram app icon design
IMHO it's fundamental that the icon resemble the original one obviously avoiding any trademark infringing. I think we can use the original "3D-ish" icon as a base and colors (so to keeping similarity with the official one and make it discernable from the Unav one) and apply on it some of the UT official graphic guideline/style so to avoid trademark infringing.
for example something like:
they both are in origami style. in the first the geometry and the style of the paper airplane is different from the original/official logo (it'is another paper airplane ;)). the second is more similar in terms of geometry but the teleport effect make it whole new icon.
Proposal for a Telegram Stickers Project
as a way to spread UT/UBports I think could be also useful to make more famous our logos/mascot to the world.
One of our main communication channel is based on telegram that is the perfect platform for some of our marketing purpose for various reasons:
it is used on smartphonens
it is supported on UT (thank you guys!)
it is used by people prone to try something different even if it is (still) less used than whatsapp
it has stickers
I started to make a little collection of yumi images based on this guideline and using telegram guidelines
Our current sticker pack has "only" 13 images so I tried to expand it (actually I've 35) and substitute some of them with new one, :
A more completed pack is more probable being used in our and other telegram channels spreading the world Yumi mascot and UBports logo.
So now I've some questions for the UBports Foundation:
- Could this be useful for you?
- Am I infringing your trademark
- do I need an official approval?
- do I need only an official approval for the whole stickers pack or
- do I need an official approval for each sticker?
- do I need an official approval?
- do exist already a sticker project/place where I can contribute?
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 95 Saturday 27th February At 19:00 UTC.
Pine64 choosed to ship pinephone with Plasma Mobile on Manjaro ARM base from this point on.
Q1 are you surprised?
Q2 What do you think is the motivation behind this decision?
Q3 Is manjaro/plasma seen as a more robust/mature project or as a more enjoyable experience or was only a problem of (missing) comunication about advancement in the development of ut for pinephone ?
I know we are very friend and bound togheder with the manjaro team ( I too LOVE their os) but a friendly competition could also be healthy...so maybe... Q4 are you thinking a B plan/strategy to compensate/answer to this situation?
RE: New badge for Yumi?
because this is a more stable configuration than a circle
Jokes aside, when I made this symbol I was thinking of the third generation of Ubuntu DE (after gnome and unity7, our beloved unity8) and
- to the three elements of the project:
- the foundation,
- the community,
- all the mainstream projects,
- and to the three levels of the system:
- the device,
- the OS,
- the applications,
- the hardware,
- the software ,
- the user.
- to the three elements of the project:
FSF High Priority Projects
From 2005 the Free Software Foundation (FSF) launched the High Priority Projects (HPP) initiative to draws attention (and attract funders and developers) to a relatively small number of projects of great strategic importance to the goal of freedom for all computer users.
This year one of the HHP point is dedicated to the Free phone operating system.
Actually the only project sponsored is Replicant a fully free Android distribution.
But why our loved UT is not listed?
Onestly our operative system, especially on free hardware like pinephones, could adhere very well to the characteristics considered by FSF:
- Systematic. Something that has the potential to improve lots of free software programs, development, communities, advocacy -- making use of free software and participation in development and advocacy more compelling for many more people.
- Universal. Something that nearly every computer user needs, but for which there is no competitive free software in the category.
- Cascading. Something that will enable a large number of users to replace not only comparable proprietary software, but also break a logjam that makes it hard for users to adopt unrelated free software.
- Frontier. Enables users to be free at ever lower layers of software and down to hardware. Few users may be able to do this soon, but such frontier development ensures that the bar for eventual freedom for all users is not set too low.
In my opinion we should consider proposing UT /Ubports as a project.
It is useless to remember that giving the project greater visibility at the FSF means directly accessing a multitude of developers engaged in the free world from years and with knowledge and experience ranging from app development to kernel development
RE: Want To Develop UT And Need A Device
@UBportsNews I have already contributed here and there but have done only little things. I'm studyng how to develop on UT but I'm only an hobbyist so I'm not a so good investment...
But, I found that there are at least two other italian UT users near me (less than 30km, and they are very active in the Italian UBports telegram group) and I'm already thinking of share with them my rpi4 to help each other in the develop and test process. Also in Mezzago (a town 7km from my home) there is a little but lively linux community that could be interested in the UT and its app development.
Last but not the least I directly know and I'm friend with many guys from informatics engineering (from the university Politecnico di Milano) with which I collaborate in the Openstreetmap project and wikimedia foundation and that could be interested in software development on more exotic platform like UT
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 24 | March 3, 2018
what about the canonical plan about "ubuntu personal" (snappy-ubuntu-core+mir+unity8)? is it still a thing?
is there any plan about porting ubuntu touch on lowcost arm boards (eg. like raspberry Pi3) so the developers could test their apps and the system without having to buy a compatible smartphone?
[OT] is there any plan to bring an Ultrafast or Hyperfast Broadband connection to the Marius G.'s home? his lags in the UT Q&A videos are one of the moments that I look forward to
RE: New badge for Yumi?
my first test with yumi:
the my new logo proposal has the heads a little too big probably it is also an optic effect caused by the different design (the bodies are inside the circle, non on the perimeter, so the heads are more dominant) also maybe is better to enlarge the space between the various element to improve their resolution (so should keep in mind the screen resolution and our eyes angular resolution). the right yumi is with the modified badge symbol
RE: [solved] clickable building with non-zero exit status
@CiberSheep Yeah! after logout/in it seems to work!
clickable desktopit started to pull from clickable/ubuntu-sdk the clickable/ubuntu-sdk:16.04-amd64 image.
Maybe this logout/in passage is worth a mention on the doc.
Thank you all guys!
I will let you know if it works
RE: FSF High Priority Projects
@libremax seems to me canonical has complied with the FSF terms years ago as said in the first paragraph. ubports is going to be also more and more independent from the canonical policies and trademarks;
this is not really a situation like us against PureOS so give to UT and endorsement from FSF don't prevent a FSF endorsement also to PureOS or viceversa.
Last but not the least your statement seems to contradict what ubports stated about ut: "Ubuntu Touch is 100% community driven and independent." so why UT should have a complicated relationship with FSF because of a past ( more than 5 years ago) complicated relationship between Canonical and FSF?
Have ubuports already tried to apply ? is it a your guess/fear or does already UT been refused by FSF?
RE: Spreading Ubuntu Touch to the world
Hi guys. I've done a "local" UT/Ubports group on Minds for the Italian community (it was an Italian community approved choice).
This group substitute the Italian Google+ group (so I didn't choice diaspora after tried it because we needed something more similar to G+) .
Sadly it is not possible to see, in guest mode, directly the posts, but it's possible to see them with single direct link that I regularly post on the Italian UT/UBports Telegram Group (e.g. https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/960417396226318336).
Actually it contains only 20 posts (first post on 13 oct 2018) with an average of 20 visualizations each and 8 members so we are far from the 240 members and hundreds post of G+
the positive side is that I can use tokens, earned thank to the social activity on my personal Minds page, to advertise ubports (each token can be spent for 1000 visualizations).
Other (open) projects, useful for UT, that don't need programming skills
This topic is opened because many of us would like to contribute to UT but don't have any programming skills.
We all know there are many things we can do in Ubports that don't need programming skills like translate, sponsoring, documenting, donating money, testing, bug-reporting etc but they are well known and already described in the project's website.
What many of us don't know is that there are many open projects that need (also) non-programming contributors and that could be or already are used in ubports (in the OS itself or in the apps).
Many of these projects are out there from some time and are well know but is always useful to remember them
PS: contributing to this list is also a way to contribute to the project without needing programming skills so you can start contributing from here
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 97 Saturday 27th March At 19:00 UTC
you did not answered my question in the last Q&A. so I re-post them hoping this would not be considered spam
Q1: Canonical recently announced that Flutter will be the default choice for future Ubuntu apps.
Could this choice advantage UT?
what obstacles should be addressed before having a working and integrated flutter framework support in UT?
and now I add these personal questions:
Q2: what was your first programming language you programmed with? currently what is your favorite programming language (even among those not supported by UT)?
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 91 Saturday 19th December At 19:00 UTC
I see few question for this Q&A so I'll do more questions... feel free not to answer them all
with the removal of Oxide in the OTA 16 you said in the past the system image size will be lightened.
Q1: how many megabytes will be saved?
Q2: are you going to fill (part of) the saved space with something else or for the moment are you simply aiming to distribute lighter system images.
With the upgrade from Qt 5.9 to 5.12 we are a step closer to the transition from 16.04 to a 20.04 base.
Q3: what remains to be done to make the switch?
Q4: is the switch from upstart to Systemd one of these steps?
Q5: will be there devices that will not support the newer kernel (and/or init system)? what will happen to them?
I've always been curious to understand what steps are required when porting an app to new libraries or a system from one kernel to another
Q6: can you please describe us how the transition from a base to the next takes place, or pointing us to an explicative documentation/howto?
Q7: is there anything a community of ordinary users (non-programmers) can do during this process to help?
ps: I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year