Sorry for a bit of off-topic, but for those who are not that involved into development - are you now talking about installing Unity8 on a regular desktop Ubuntu 18.04 or have you actually installed ubuntu 18.04 on an UT-enabled device?
Posts made by pglushkov
RE: Telegram app in Russia
Regarding investing into Telegram - one could have used something else, but apart from Tg there really is nothing else that easy and pleasant to use as Tg on Ubuntu Touch. It's fast, it gives nice quick files sharing feature, it support channels. Skype is slow and clumsy (no offense to the developers of WEB version !! I do realize how difficult that is to make a quick responsive web-app especially when some many interface elements are around). WhatsApp cannot be logged-in without going through a QR-code. Signal might be ok, but too few people are using it.
I don't think that majority of UT users are in Russia and Iran (BTW statistics on this would be cool to see!), I thought it's mostly Europe. I didn't hear that Europe is on the war-path with Tg, so investing time into this app seems quite logical to me. And if Tg support team have some time along the way to add support for blocking-mitigation features - that would be great
Telegram app in Russia
As some of you may know, in Russia our wise and beloved government blocked access to Telegram app and its servers due to some ridiculous accusations of breaking some ridiculous laws. AFAIK Telegram team had already been preparing to such events and gave users ability to specify proxy-servers to which one can connect to gain access to the Telegram servers again. However I could not find anything like that in any settings of Telegram App on Ubuntu Touch. I wanted to ask the community, maybe there's some config file on filesystem that I can modify and put the address of proxy for connection somewhere there?
From Russia with love Thank you!
RE: sms backup
Ok, so what I could find so far:
- Following this link ( https://askubuntu.com/questions/601950/import-sms-mms-on-ubuntu-touch ) , I've copied this 'history.sqlite' file from ~/.local/share/history-service/ directory to my PC.
- This file cannot be accessed via File Manager, so either use Terminal application and mangle through typing commands or use connection via SSH or smth similar
- I examined this 'history.sqlite' with DB Browser for SQLite app ( http://sqlitebrowser.org ), in this DB you can find table called 'text_events' - this is basically your SMS's.
Not a user friendly way, but hey, watcha gonna do If you're an expert in bash/SQL - I bet you can write a script to export all the SMS's less painfully. MB some code in Python could do as well - I bet there are some bindings to SQLite in it. This is for the 'export' part.
'Import' would be much more trickier I guess, cause you probably will have to account for inner structure of this database - who knows which data is binded to which or where it is referred (tables, triggers, procedures). Some experimentation is necessary to find out for sure.
Hope this will help somebody except me
And another question regarding backing things up Is there some 'user-friendly' way to back-up all my SMS/MMS ? I could find any app for that, nor such an option in 'messages' app setups or something alike. Right now I'm not interested in moving all my data to some new phone, I'm interested in externally storing my messages history and accessing it by some way. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!