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It feels like there needs to be a consolidated thread to discuss the Pinephone Braveheart development and since it is tacked under 'Community Ports' on GitLab this seems the best place for now, so here goes. I am in no way an expert so don't expect me to know much, but I am willing to collate information and update this first post as things evolve.
Feel free to suggest information to add.
- Download the rootfs image from https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinephone/
- Extract and write the image to an SD card
- Plug SD card into phone
- Boot phone
That should do it.
flashing OS to emmc
Go to: Settings -> Updates
Pinephone Repository Readme
I hope this isn't out of place, but I'm curious if there is some sort of roadmap for UT development. Is there a strategic plan, so to say, that after 'x' we will work on 'y'?
What comes after Unity8+Mir for example?
I'd just like to know what the Foundation's vision is for where this ends up and how we might get there.
@domubpkm aw, come on. Having to stop and start ofono to make a call seems totally ready for daily driving
If you want the most from a Pinephone atm the development channel really is the place to be. In the past 3 weeks I have seen it go from hot all the time with no battery longevity and flakey connectivity, to actually cool to the touch sometimes and reliable connectivity if I handle the mobile/wifi switching myself. Progress is slow but steady, and I think the devs have a lot to be proud of. My BH edition was nigh unusable and had to be powered off to charge as the modem just sucked power all the time when I first got it.
Now, if dtmf codes would send while in a call, I could survive the Pinephone as a daily driver (survive, not flourish). Frankly I'm impressed with where we are at and it is only getting better.
Hopefully it means the Ubports edition is selling well.
This is tangential, but I feel it relevant to the discussion of apps.
I feel this is what @3arn0wl was getting at:
I think the current app that best represents what the community at large is in need of is Pure Maps. It is well designed, runs natively, and has been portable to multiple OS's. If there is a gold standard, it involves these criteria. I know there are others, I just don't know them off-hand.
If the Linux mobile ecosystem had enough apps like that we wouldn't need Libertine and Anbox. At least in a philisophical way, to avoid derailing the discussion.
Try uText in the store. The interface is a bit awkward, but you can select files to open from the file manager. Works for me at least.