... about the goals the UBPorts team has achieved in the last months
Many thanks for your ambitious work to keep one of the last alternative mobile os alive.
After the end of UT I sold my BQ4.5 and jumped ship for a while but couldn’t resist to try it again with my Nexus 5 and wow - you solved some issues the UT team didn’t in years just by focusing on essentials
I even tried Xenial but it seems there’s is a long way to go for the N5 but the UI is very promising ... M
Just decided yesterday to become a Patron (not with a big pledge but wanted to contribute a bit ...)
I hope you keep on with your great work, we need alternatives (and I had them all from PalmOS to WebOS to Maemo to Meego to FFOS to Sailfish and UT ...) for now only two left - so please keep on going thx
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... about the goals the UBPorts team has achieved in the last months
Twitter Client Piepmatz
just to let the community know. The dev of the Sailfish Twitter app Piepmatz offered any dev who wants to port his 100% open source app to UT help by this effort. He hasn't the resources to do it by himself neither does he have a UT device or wants to use one so if someone from here wants to pick this up...
Piepmatz is really brilliant..
RE: Add more modern and popular devices to offical supported list
@xqqy said in Add more modern and popular devices to offical supported list:
Maybe is time to drop some old device to newer one.
This is a totally irresponsible idea at a time when the danger of destroying the planet through over-consumption is so high and finally recognized by a growing number of people.
+1 just look at the downloads at Lineage - there is definitely a need for OS supporting older hardware abandoned by the manufacturers - same with desktop hardware still running smooth with Linux while commercial OS are sluggish or won’t get updates or not running at all ...
please think about the planet before buying new hardware ...
RE: Nexus 5.
What's wrong with a nexus 5? It's a decent device with decent camera and a good size. Plus you can get nearly every spare part you might need.. Can't say that for any other device (ex fairphone 2) out there... Only issue is the bad battery performance...
If your os runs smooth on your device, where is the need for posh hardware?
Have a look at lineage stats, there are loads nexus 5 devices out there and running
Hi there ...
I might be the the last one using RSS feeds but I really need my dose of news updates every few hours
As the only scope I ever used except of the app drawer, the real great rss reader scope, doesn’t work on 16.04 as all other scopes I’m desperately in need of an alternative ...
Shorter hat been compiled for 16.04 but unfortunately it doesn’t pull the feeds ... it updates ones the one feed already added by default and then it refuses to connect even to the default feed ...
I tried Feedly in the new morph browser but unfortunately the login doesn’t work - you can login and it states you’re logged in now but it doesn’t forward to the site after that and if you go back to the main site manually it doesn’t recognise the login any more ...
My favourite would be having the rss scope back but I know scopes are history so if anyone can suggest an alternative ...
RE: Gain more real users and user experience by supporting multi boot like EFIdroid with Android
@jjurgen I installed EFIDroid on Lineage on the Nexus 5 - works flawlessly with custom roms on Android base - as there is no downloadable image for UBPorts - why actually? - I made a twrp backup from my lineage system and am going to install ubports through MDT (last time it failed to install OTA3 - seemed the pull server was still on OTA2 so I flashed back to Lineage immediately) make a twrp backup and then flashing back to Lineage and will try to get the ubports backup running with EFIDroid - at least that’s the plan. As my shower drain pump stopped working today I might fix that first so don’t await a report too soon
Two weeks only on UT
Hi, on my holidays to Cuba I decided to take only my Nexus 5 with UT with me ...
After two weeks - it worked that’s the summary ...
A few things have been a bit, well, uncomfortable ... but if you step out of your comfort zone ...it worked
Signal - not showing the pics before clicking on them ... and notifications only when app is running ... but messages and pics and calls are working - check
Messages and calls - check
Internet - check
Wlan Access - check
Offline maps - check (but Osm scout doesn’t download the maps for northrhyne Westfalia any more for example so it depends where you’re travelling - and hiking routes are only didplayed in the closest zooming Level what’s is kind of unusable)
Ebooks - check
Audiobooks - check
Currency converter - only online (unusable in Cuba with mostly no WiFi)
Translator - only online (unusable in Cuba with mostly no WiFi)
Telegramm - Check
Whatsapp - not that I need it but missed nearly all my birthday congratulations - not available - but not adorable anyway
It freezes sometimes on the Nexus 5 and there is the odd reload of the UI every now and then ... but most times it works ....
So it worked fo me ... and if more people would ditch WhatsApp ... there would be no showstopper any more ..at least as the second phone ... for the use as a primary device it needs some androids support as I won’t start buying more expensive paper tickets for public transport again ...
But I need two phones anyway ...
RE: Since it seems to be Open Season on the Dash...
I don't think that's very convenient on a mobile.. The aim of a good homescreen/app drawer should be to get your informations and/or needed apps fast and without many swipes or clicks or typing... I've been totally satisfied by the scopes approach but it seems I'm part of a minority
RE: Call for maintainers
@hummlbach I would really like to help but the last piece of code I wrote has been in the mid 1980s on a ZX spectrum in Basic, so I won't be much help in case of code I'm really good at maintaining hardware and at fixing problems on a user support level but thats it ... if you need any help in testing, project management, end-user support, communication, event-planning ... I'm your man and willing to help - but maintainer of a core app ... sorry
If you need someone for maintaining the community - let me know, that's something I might be able to manage - at least for central Europe ...
While the calendar app isn't at all a bad one, the options for viewing events are not matching my needs...
In the month view there are only dots for events, no calendarcolours and no feature to enable showing events as text.
In the week view it shows only three days no matter if in landscape or portrait and full day events haven't calendarcolours either
In the Agenda view it only shoes the next seven days....
What I would need would me at least coloured dots in the month view - I need to know at a glance if there is a work appointment - and a week view that shows the whole week at a glance without scrolling plus colours for whole-day-events...
I have to deal with three different calendars and need to decide quick while on the road when I'm available for customers or bookings...
If anyone else is interested in those features or a skilled devoted can even help (at least the colours can't be that hard to implement if you know where) please let me know, I'm happy to test but I'm not a coder...
App for GPS routing with Vector maps
uNav is a good GPS routing software but it can’t use vector maps of other providers - I would really like to use the openadromaps hiking maps on ubports
As Navit seems still under development is there anyone here with more skills than I who is interested in compiling it für ubports ? Navit Wiki there is a version and a howto for Sailfish that might help ...
I’m a willing tester for every alpha stage
I’m also open for every other approach, I don’t need routing, just map viewing (openandromaps) and gps position