A big thank you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all involved in keeping this OS going for the the last few months and those who use it where ever you are. Looking forward to an exciting Ubports future.
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The UBports Tutorial Links Collection
As you will have noticed the UBports Writers Group have been busy little Bees lately. With tutorials rolling out on many important tools and apps and no doubt more to follow. With that in mind you will find the links to all the tutorials issued so far here. Thanks again to the Ubports Writers Group, The App Cats and everyone else involved in the production of these tutorials.
Permissions and App Confonements
Introduction to TELEports
Introduction To Clickable
How To Setup Ubuntu Touch On Raspberry pi 3B +
Why Ubuntu Touch Matters(online security)
Ubuntu Touch OS
VPN Round 2
Terminal Parts 1-4
Please note that from today any post in the Support section asking about New device ABC will be moved to Off Topic and locked. The Support section is for just that, support for issues with current devices and apps.
The list of current devices can be found here https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/ and https://forums.ubports.com/category/46/devices an old list of potential devices is here https://pad.ubports.com/p/r.fbf463250adef36ec3bc33a7f5f6be93
If you are interested in creating a port please read this https://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/porting/introduction.html and have a look at the Porting section of the forum https://forums.ubports.com/category/33/porting.
Thank you for your understanding.
NeoTheThird at UBUCON recorded!
UBports News Channel, [13.05.18 15:39]
Are you sad that you missed Jan Sprinz' talk on UBports at Ubucon Europe 2018?
The fantastic people from NerdZoom (a German Tech Blog, audiocast, and youtube channel specializing in GNU/Linux) were present and recorded a nice video of the talk especially for you.
Go check the NerdZoom coverage of this talk: https://www.nerdzoom.de/one-year-after-the-world-ended-ubuntu-touch-today/
#UBports #UbuntuTouch #UbuconEU18 #Ubuntu #NerdZoom
UBports and Purism Big Announcement
UBports News Channel, [24.04.18 16:15]
UBPORTS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
Purism and UBports officially collaborate to offer Ubuntu Touch on Librem 5
Attention UBports Community! We Would Like Your Help
UBports News Channel, [19.09.18 15:50]
Attention UBports Community!
As UBports quickly grows, we need to know the clear answer to the question "Who is our audience?" so that we can develop our community and Ubuntu Touch correctly. Thankfully Querida, a member of UBports Marketing, has decided to do her International Business and Languages Bachelor thesis on this very topic for her graduation semester. So with your help we can all benefit from her hard work!
We ask you to kindly take about 5 minutes of your time to fill out this survey.
To thank you for your participation, we'll be sure to publish the detailed results of this survey on the forum so you, too, can know more about your UBports Community.
Thank you for your help, and Querida thank you too!
Learn To Love Your Keyboard! New Tutorial
UBports News Channel, [08.06.18 21:28]
Is your on-screen keyboard underperforming?
Well add some fuel to its fire with this brand new Ubuntu Touch tutorial about the thing you didn't think needed a tutorial:
The Ubuntu Touch On-Screen Keyboard (OSK)
Thanks to the UBports Writers group!
#ubuntutouch #ubuntu #ubports
Linphone App Now In OpenStore
UBports News Channel, [02.10.18 01:03]
Hey there, UBports! We just heard a little secret...
...Someone said that Linphone has just landed in the Open Store.
It's Ubuntu Touch's very first dedicated SIP app which allows VOIP calling - now!
In fact, you can even use it to make regular telephone calls, too!
You can create a free account -right in the app - and start calling other Ubuntu Touch users and anyone else who can use the famous Linphone software and services.
Join the party and keep up the good work!
Did you miss this when published on the News Channel then subscribe here https://t.me/ubports_news
#UBports #UbuntuTouch #AppDev
RE: Ubuntu on Huawei devices?
I refer once again to what has already been stated by Florian
[Forwarded from Florian Leeber]
I am fully against any cooperation with Huawei sorry to say. As I said yesterday in the supergroup: No we wont ask for this. Huawei is in a very political discussion and the foundation needs to stay neutral. We will not endorse, recommend any or cooperate with companies that are under the impression of political influence.
I think that really puts an end to this thread so am going to lock it. There is always Off Topic if needed.
Attention!! Attention!! BIG NEWS !!!!!!!
UBports News Channel, [19.06.18 19:37]
Attention UBports Community!
The first RC candidate for OTA-4 has now arrived!
Read all about it here from our own Jan (@neothethird)
OTA-4 Is Released
Ubuntu Touch OTA4 has been released!
This major update brings various bug fixes as well as a complete rebase from Ubuntu 15.04 to 16.04! There are also a few brand new features to have fun with.
Make sure you take a look at the release article so you're up-to-date on what's new with UT!
Share on (1) Twitter, (2) disapora*, and (3) Facebook!
Like Nextcloud? Want To Know All About It? New Tutorial Here !
Are you looking for secure file storage and sharing options?
Check out this step-by-step tutorial about how to make your data more secure using Nextcloud with Ubuntu Touch.
A big thanks to Ivan Semkin (@vanyasem) for his hard work on the content and the writers team for editing/publishing.
#ubuntutouch #ubuntu #nextcloud #UBports #Tutorial
App Maintainers Needed !!
UBports News Channel, [04.07.18 13:47]
Are you a Dev?
UBports is Looking for App Maintainers
UBports has been looking for App Maintainers for the music-app and weather-app for some time now, but no one has yet stepped up. These two apps are, while not highly discussed, still important core apps and have been in unmaintained status for over a year.
If you are a developer with some skills in QML/Qt and interested in helping out with this specific need, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions. Or, simply fork the code and start sendings us PRs!
The Road(Map)Explained (copied from OS)
This post is a copy of Marius' original post from here https://forums.ubports.com/topic/4965/the-road-map-explained We thought it might also be of use here.
I get this question a lot, why focus on making Lomiri compatible with upstream components and why are you helping getting Lomiri into different distros? Why not focus on Ubuntu Touch?
Why focus on making UbuntuTouch better? Why not make device X better right now!
And for many this choice of development direction might sound weird, and I get that, it's hard to know this if you’re not a developer working on these components. So i’ll try to explain why this is the best way for us to keep going.
The fact is that, focus on making Lomiri compatible with upstream components and making it possible for Lomiri to enter more distros will make Ubuntu Touch better, and much much better in the long run. This is a long term plan to make the Lomiri stack much better.
Doing upstream work greatly improves the support to all the components we heavenly depend on, so for us to upgrade our stack (like Bluez, NetworkManager, ofono and MANY others) we really need to make our source both buildable, usable and comparable with upstream non ubuntu patched components, as we cant maintain components like canonical did, so we really need to depend on upstream fixes. and to be honest this is better then what canonical did, as you can see what state we are in due to that. A great example is bluez, we are way behind upstream here, this is mostly due to the xenial base that again is due to our stack depending on xenial specific patches that makes it impossible to just upgrade base or even bluez without doing heavy porting.
Yes there will be a period where fixes for devices won't be prioritized, but for us to fix those now and later need to fix them all over again because we just made our own little fork is a sure death for us. We need to make a sustainable road head of us and not keep working on our little buble. This has been an issue with ubuntu touch from the beginning, it was only canonical doing the work with no outside contributors, this is something we really want to avoid. We need to make Lomiri a Linux desktop environment not only a Ubuntu Touch one.
Yes devices will be prioritized, but we need to follow upstream and get up to speed with all the great fixes we simply can't use.
Once this work is done, we don't need to worry about it anymore, as keeping up with upstream will be so much easier. Most of the work is to replace the ubuntu only patches that really do not solve anything other than making it much harder for us to upgrade our base to for example 20.04 or even pull in never fixes that will fix many of our issues.
But most important of all, when we are fully compatible, we will get more distro supported, this in turn will have many more developers looking and trying out Lomiri. This will greatly improve the system as we will get more contributions! An example for this is Luca from pmOS, he has done amazing work that we all enjoy today. And we need more developers like Luca to make Lomiri more awesome! We need to get out of our little Ubuntu Touch bubble and work with the huge Linux community, this will make Ubuntu Touch SHINE
RE: What do you think? Use only Lomiri as poweruser?
Is UT different from "standard" Linux OS yes. Is it going to stay that way? from what I have seen and read yes. Could Lomiri be developed for/on different OS yes and as has pointed out this is happening. Is that a better direction for UT?
Can the pro's and cons of this and any other aspect of UT be discussed on the Forum? Yes of course, even if sometimes in a robust way. We all have opinions after all.
What must happen though is that the discussion is conducted in a respectful and friendly way between all parties. There may be no meeting of minds at the end of it but hopefully all those involved (taking part or just reading) will take something from it. If not what's the point. Please remember and keep this in mind when using the Forum.
As a native English speaker I have learnt to take this into account very much in my time on the Forum. What can often seem a very blunt slightly confrontational comment in English is 99% of the time down to the second language/translation thing and most definitely not intended to be so.
Whether it affects us directly or not things are a bit more of a struggle right now for everyone, so let's try and remember that as well.
We are all here for one reason, hopefully, to help make UT the best OS it can possibly be and help others along the way and that is always best done in a polite and friendly manner.
UniSuperBox 4 days ago
Download the rootfs image from https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinephone/
1 Extract and write the image to an SD card
2 Plug SD card into phone
3 Boot phone
That should do it.
Copied from @Universalsuperbox post in the other thread, how to get OS on to PinePhone