is someone interested in a Asteroid OS https://asteroidos.org/ client for ubuntu touch? I play with the thought to develop one. Hope I find the time to start with it ;-).
I'm maintainer of OrbTk https://gitlab.redox-os.org/redox-os/orbtk it's an (G)UI Toolkit written in Rust. It is a personal matter to port it to Ubuntu Touch. At the moment I have one device (OPO) for Android and Ubuntu Touch. Unfortunately have switch back and forth between UT and Android. It would be much more comfortable if I had a single device only for UT. If you think it is worth more to give a device to one how want to contribute direct to UT it's fine and I'll definitely keep going with the port.
I‘ll start with a Ubuntu touch client for Asteroid OS in the next weeks. I‘ve wrote with FlorentRevest the Initiator and developer of Asteroid OS. He provides a repository with a platform independent C++ Qt library for writing Asteroid clients https://github.com/AsteroidOS/libasteroid. There is also an cli example. Currently he is working on a sailfish os client https://github.com/AsteroidOS/starfish. He is paying attention to be compatible as much as possible with Ubuntu touch. I’ll create a fork of the sailfish client. I should be able to use 90 % of this code. The major part would be the rewrite of the qml code for Ubuntu touch.
Unfortunately not on UT now. It's gonna take some time. The priority of the last weeks was the API. Next steps would be Web support, new widgets, refactoring and more examples.
As soon as there's something to announce, I'll let you know.
I'm the maintainer of OrbTk a cross platform UI-Toolkit written in plain Rust. I've interested in porting it to Ubuntu Touch. What would be necessary in order to accomplish it? I've seen there is already a clickable template for Rust with Qml. We working on a render abstraction layer and support now two render libraries Cairo and a custom renderer also written in Rust. Could be Cairo easily port to Ubuntu Touch? Otherwise we could also implement a SDL2 renderer for example.
We would also provide a Suru theme for OrbTk then .
I've published a post about OrbTk on reddit. It contains also a small update about the platform support for Ubuntu Touch https://www.reddit.com/r/rust/comments/dd4z4l/introducing_orbtk_the_rust_uitoolkit_03/
At first I will start to port the minifb https://github.com/emoon/rust_minifb crate to Ubuntu Touch. It think so more projects could be profit and ported to Ubuntu Touch. We use minifb it as main window library. The first port will wrap QWindow.