@guru Very nice! Welcome to the world of clickablers
Haha. Can we get "clickabler" merchandising?
clickableknow while building what is the target device and what is installed on it? Should the device already be connected before start of
It defaults to building for an armhf device. It assumes UT is installed and will proceed to install the app. Yes, it's easiest if you connect the device via usb first. Make sure you can adb into the device, that's the same way how clickable will communicate with the device
Comparing the specs of the U2 with the E5 could help me build a manifest from the device specs
Not really. I don't think ubports or the halium community are able to build the e5 device specific parts themselves. That was bq's job.
If you want halium on u2, you'd have to start from scratch as any other halium port does. And that means finding a lineage os or similar custom android version. With a quick internet search I couldn't find anything. u2 is yamcha? If there is no lineage os then you are looking at a much bigger task than just the halium port.
One thing that I find a bit surprising is that "convergence conversations" are usually of a either/or mindset. I want convergence, but I do not necessarily want it instead of another device/setup that I have now, I want it in addition.
Sometimes I want to use my phone like a traditional smartphone. Sometimes I want to use my laptop, my smart tv, my cloud computer, my tablet, my car infotainment system, my smart watch or my office desktop. I want them to sync and work smoothly together. But, yes, sometimes I want one of these devices to converge into something else. But that doesn't mean I'm gonna get rid of my laptop.
It reminds me a bit of misunderstandings that I had with people when I was rooting for touch displays. They responded with: "I really can't imagine working without a mouse." Uhh, yeah, sure, neither can I! Of course I use a mouse. I also use a touchpad, and keyboard shortcuts. But, yes, I do also use the touchscreen. It doesn't replace any of the other use cases. It is there in addition.
maybe upstart would be better than cron. at least it doesn't require rw partition. this https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Baustelle/Ubuntu_Touch/Snippets/#Skalierung-der-Anzeige uses an upstart job to change the scaling. in a similar way, I'm sure you can write any other job
Even more interested in the proposed physical keyboard add on
the first Jolla phone had some connectors under the back cover which enabled smart back covers. That sparked a couple very interesting third party back covers. One of it was a flip out hardware keyboard back cover https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2028347278/tohkbd-the-other-half-keyboard-for-your-jolla