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?
New alpha of Lomiri on Manjaro just got released
Super interesting development as a lot of the things UT will need in the future (when finally based on 20.04+) can already be implemented and tested on Manjaro.
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 89 Saturday 21st November At 19:00 UTC
Will qt 5.12 make it into OTA-15?
Have you thought about extending the open-store to include different "channels"?
So that devs could release beta versions for testing to users that opt in and also a "trusted" channel where only apps checked and compiled on trusted hardware are available (like the Fdroid store for Android)?
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 88 This Saturday 7th November At 19:00 UTC
What are the thoughts about GSI? Do you think that could become the official way of supporting newer Android devices?
Also, in a previous Q&A Dalton mentioned some thoughts about modernizing Ubports push infrastructure or so. Is there anything ongoing regarding that? What about Webpush support in Morph?
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).
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RE: Interested in developing QT with GoLang
I am interested in writing apps for the Volla phone running Ubuntu Touch. Saw that I would need to spend $3500.00 to get a license to use QT. Are there other cheaper GUI's I can use for developing apps for Ubuntu Touch like Fyne etc.... Company will not allow me to spend $3500 to start working on QT.
There is no need to buy a license for qt. It is open-source under a FOSS license.
There is some ongoing developments that the main company developing qt is putting newer additions for some time behind a paywall, but that doesn't change the fact that the currently available qt code is perfectly fine to use for free (& libre).
RE: How safe is UT from trackers?
"www trackers" still mostly happen, but UT has an optional systemwide ad-blocker so that prevents some.
"app trackers" could also happen, but since nearly all of the available apps are open-source and community developed, it is not really the case so far. Apps are also confined and with a permission model, so they can't do much outside of their sandbox (similar to Android).
"OS trackers", well it isn't made by Google and unless you configure the calendar syncing with Google there seem to be no such build in trackers (other that some basic usage statistics collected by the Ubports foundation).
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 92 Saturday 16th January at 19:00 UTC
Is the code for web notifications going to be merged into Morph soon? How could it be utilized in other web apps?
RE: Browser - Video streaming
How about the Pinephone then? Is that just a matter of time since the software is under development or won't that be possible,too?
No because qtwebengine doesn't support it (yet?), see:
Keyboard autocorrect issues
I am wondering if I am the only one really annoyed by the preference of the autocorrect features to always go for the longer options. Compared to Android keyboards, it consistently forces long words over shorter ones, especially in German, and that makes it very tedious to write as I constantly have to fix the autocorrect.
Is there some way this behaviour can be adjusted?
RE: Does QT 5.15 LTS becoming closed source effect UT developement?
Since UT is only just now moving to 5.12, I guess we will have plenty of time to see once the dust has settled on this.
Either upstream will work with "unstable" qt6 or maybe there will be a fork, who knows.