I actually would back it if I get one running UT, but up to 490k you "only" get an android device.
What I am wondering, what happens to the prototype with UT if the campaign isnt successful? All this knowlege gets lost?
@domubpkm Maybe the problem is that up to 490k you "only" get an Android phone. I would back it, if I get an UT phone.
I am wondering what happens to the prototype when they dont reach the goal.
@Flohack If I understand it right, the manufacturer would be Gigaset. I dont know if the quality of their products is good but they produce Smartphones for some years now.
Dont get it wrong I dont criticize pine64. Its amazing what they do but for me its not a daily driver device. Maybe I will buy one if I learn to code.
By the way. I still have an Xperia X. Maybe when the port supports the device fully and anbox is ready, I will switch from SFOS to UT.
Yes, sadly it isnt taking of. I really appreciate, what the pine64 guys do for the communities. Nevertheless as an end-user, I would like to have a normal middleclass smartphone which has more px than e.g. 2/5mp the pinephone has. 2gb isnt much either.
The pinephone is a smartphone for devs not really for consumers, which is great for the different OS's. But we will see what the future holds for us. Pine64 showed there is a demand and you can do it if you do it right.
But what could encourage us to go more to this phone than another and invest in this campaign? A fingerprint sensor ? a powerful processor for a fluid device? Good photo sensors? Will this be enough to make this product stand out from other phones and convince us to wait for the probable finished product in many months?
Which ones? There hasnt been any new hardware for years. The only project I know of is the pinephone, which is really great - especially for developers - but I would prefer to spend some more bucks for 2gb addional ram, a better camera and processor.
The Volla Phone could reach another user group and I think thats not bad at all.
@Stefano I hope that. It would be a reward as well for the hard work they have done and the time they have invested.
I think the Xperia X port is worked on more than a year now. Thats quite a lot of time he put in it I imagine.
I learn python at the moment. Maybe a can participate with some apps someday.
@PhoenixLandPirat: I dont know why some in the linux universe are always so thin-skinned.
I do know that people have jobs. I do know that they are volunteers. Moreover this wasnt
criticism. I just have noticed that many ports were started but not one has been completed in the last years.
Thats just a fact. And that people start a port and spent - maybe a lot - time on it and it never gets "finished" is just a fact too.
Thats not criticism. Every person can do with its time, what he wants to, but I think it is just a little bit sad if you have 40 ongoing ports and not one got finished.
When I look at the list of ports I'm wondering if it makes sense that so many people start their own port an abandon it later.
Up to today the only working ports are still the ones for the Nexus5 and Opo and even the Opo port isnt working as smooth as it could be - I imagine - when I compare it how smooth it works with Android.
Wouldnt it be better if some dev get together an try to agree on one or two devices or at least devices with similar hardware? It seems to me a little bit of a waste of time when that many ports never get "finished".
The focus necessarily needs to be on the code that can actually be actively maintained, either by the developers or by upstream.
I do understand that. Especially because its an volunteer project, the code has to be easy to maintain. Nevertheless to be successful I think the UI has to attractive as well.
But this is an Open Source project, so feel free to (gain the necessary skills to) pitch in.
I am not an IT guy. I dont think abolishing job-sharing makes a lot of sense nowadays. Do you want to build your house, your fridge or grow your food by yourself?
I have started to learn Python. It will take some time becuase I dont have that much time left beside my normal work load. But maybe I will pitch in some apps some day.
Its acutally a bit sad that scopes just vanish like that. I always have been a fan of those "information center" screens like scopes, modular launcher, bb hub, sfos event screen etc... The handling hasnt been perfect but still it was in my opinion an idea that had quite a lot of potential.
I am asking myself if a future UI concept exists at UBports? Don't get me wrong on that. It's not criticism and I do know that the resources of Ubports are very limited.
Nevertheless, I am wondering if in the next Mir version scopes just vanish and that's it? My hands are to small for an sidebar on the left side – using my Opo one handed. That's not even a joke. That's just reality. I could manage a flipped UI – sidebar on the right – which isn't Unity at all, I know.
Therefore the question occurred to me what happens when scopes vanish? Is there any feature from the bottom? Any new UI design?
In my opinion the UI design from Canonical was something new back in the days. Something refreshing, but since the beginning not much has chanced or evolved.
Like I said before I am well aware that Ubports has not much resources. But maybe with some creative approches there could be some help from the community. Sailfish OS e.g. has a patchmanager which allows the community to make small changes of the UI. In this way they help Jolla to develop the UI.