IMHO the currently missing piece for UT as a daily driver Full Nextcloud integration is really the way to go.
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RE: CardDav (contacts) support
So qtcontacts-sqlite seems to have landed in a branch:
@mardy great to see some further progress on this. You think CardDAV might make it for OTA12?
RE: What do you think? Use only Lomiri as poweruser?
When I read your post I think that you want us (as a community) to bail because it's a long way until UT is polished and with many useful and fun apps. But I don't think that we should stop because that is something I want and many others too.
No, I don't want the community to bail. I like UT overall, although I like Lomiri more than some other parts.
But what I see is that this community is struggleing to maintain a lot of the stuff Canocial developed back then and which made sense for their buisiness case (taking a cut from the app-store sales like Google does). And a lot of this baggage from Canocial times does not only cause a maintainance burden (by now it is technical debt despite some nice things about it) but actively turns away new contributors. Yes some of those might be tinkerers and are not primarily thinking about the use of UT as a daily driver phone, but as with all healthy open-source communities there is always a mix of different motivations and the sum is larger than its individual parts...
Nice article for beginner Python development on UT
Seems like a nice start
Pyotherside will also work with qt quick controls 2?
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 80 Saturday 18th July At 19:00 UTC
And another question:
With Lomiri being ported to Debian and the recent port to ManjaroARM (seem to run on the PinebookPro), is it even remotely realistic to decouple the application backend (click packages and media hub etc.) from core Ubuntu?
The background of the question is that potentially it might be possible to make what makes UT more independent of the Gnu/Linux base below, so that we might see a different backend instead(?) of the move to Ubuntu20.04?
IMHO if not only Lomiri but also the other stuff that makes UT would run on various distros, like for example snaps and flatpacks do, it would probably reduce the total maintenance burden (i.e. distribute it on more people) and allow faster development of the essentials of what makes UT a great mobile UI and app-ecosystem (as opposed to a full distro/OS).
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 77 Saturday 6th Of June At 19:00 UTC
With the upcoming merge of the updated qtwebengine, anyone looking into website notifications and webpush for Morph and webapps?
RE: Ubuntu Touch PinePhone Pre Order Now
They don't claim it to be daily driver ready, just good enough for many uses.
I guess with the camera sort of working, that was the needed milestone?
The Ubuntu Touch image that will ship on the PinePhone will be highly functional, but not necessarily 'daily driver'ready - depending of course on your requirements. It will support all core phone functionality, such as outgoing and incoming voice calls, SMS texts and LTE. In addition, it will have GPS location and GPU hardware acceleration for the system and its apps. That said, some features - notably camera support, battery life conservation and USB Host [that means plug and play for perhipherals such as mice] will still be under active development at the time of shipping.
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 70 Saturday 22nd February At 19:00 UTC
With the Pinephone potentially also supporting convergence through the display port, is this currently a bit neglected feature going to see more official support? Are there things that work better/differently with Libertine etc. on the Wayland based Pinephone in regards to convergence?
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 64 Saturday 30th Of November At 19:00 UTC
GPU accelleration and webgl support in the browser and qtwebview is being worked on?
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RE: Most wanted features for Morph?
Yeah, but those look like they would require substantial changes and some of it might not be feasible on libhybrid based devices at all.
Thus lets keep it realistic and let the Morph devs look into those bigger issues, which I am sure they already did.
RE: Most wanted features for Morph?
One thing I am really missing on UT is syncing of bookmarks. I understand that Firefox sync is unlikely to come to Morph, but I have been looking into alternatives anyways.
Really cool would be build in support for Nextcloud bookmarks:
It comes with a build in API and clients / browser extensions for most platforms.
UT also already has a app: https://open-store.io/app/umarks.ernesst
But it is barely maintained and not very convenient to use in combination with Morph.
(Together with UT Account integration for Nextcloud).
Most wanted features for Morph?
Based on the discussion here: https://forums.ubports.com/topic/5047/can-ota-15-be-the-final-release-including-oxide/3 I thought it would be cool too have a thread similar to the "most wanted app", but for browser features.
RE: Can OTA-15 be the final release including Oxide?
Remove as of OTA15 I would say.
Would be nice though if specific implementation details of morph.web could be better documented, as most apps seem to import qtwebengine directly.
RE: Kivy python cross-platform app framework?
Hmm, if it works from the default Xenial repos it should also be possible to include it as a prerequisite in a clickable with python preset and subsequently a regular click package I think.
Edit1: ah, wait it's a PPA. Sorry was too quick to reply.
Edit2: No actually Clickable seems to support PPA as well, I guess? https://clickable-ut.dev/en/latest/clickable-json.html#dependencies-ppa
RE: Oneplus 3/3T
@sven did you enable usb debugging and allow it for the specific PC via the popup that should appear on your phone's screen? Without that it will not be shown on
Ah, wait you are already on UT and want to switch versions via the installer? I think adb isn't supported on the OnePlus3 UT port so I doubt it will show up unless you have booted into fastboot already.
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 86 Saturday 10th Of October AT 19:00 UTC
Seems like there is some work going on to get webpush notifications work in Morph. Will that also work in webapps? What about qt-apps with embedded qtwebengine? Any chance that this will lead to PWA support in the future?
Accounts has been semi broken for a really long time now. As of OTA-13 it doesn't even trigger the OSK when trying to input for example the Nextcloud credentials (and even with cut&paste I could not get it to work). Yet (non-google) calendar and contacts (the all elusive CardDAV ) syncing are such a vital part of using a smartphone. Is anyone currently even looking into this? Maybe you could join forces with Plasma Mobile on that and support a common system like this: https://github.com/KDE/kaccounts-integration ?