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: How to: test GStreamer-droid based camera support in Ubuntu Touch (for Halium 7.1 based port)
With the delays on OTA-13, can this maybe be included after all on the OnePlus3/3T image by default?
Since the images are device specific I don't see any disadvantage on enabling this on these devices like @kkeijzer was already saying, or am I missing something?
RE: Developers sponsorship: I want to order an app (that means paying for it)!
Just came accross this as another option to get youtube-dl working:
RE: OnePlus Nord - Porting to premium new devices
Might happen or not. Would not hold my breath for it.
Your best bets right now are probably Jolla Phone or PinePhone (which really isn't much worse spec wise than the Librem5 especially in the new 3GBram/32gb storage version).
In the last Q&A it was also mentioned that Marius has this keyboard phone, forgot the name. So that has a higher chance of seeing a sufficiently usable port.
But honestly, for now stick with the Oneplus3t. It is still a quite good phone.
RE: Pure Maps map rotating.
It's an education effort to make you learn reading a map better /s
I find it super annoying when people rotate maps out of the north direction, especially when it is only done because they have trouble distinguishing left and right otherwise.
I guess I am abelist with that comment, but I find it just mentally lazy and certainly doesn't help with your orientation skills.
RE: Are there any projects to run Android apk files run natively on UT?
@TotalSonic will android work as a subsystem on UT? Is that possible? Any pre installed FOSS client of playstore will be great too
What you are asking for is Anbox. AFAIK Anbox is not an emulator but a containerized Android userspace running on the same Linux Kernel. That is almost as running it natively.
Other than that, there are efforts to port Flutter to desktop Ubuntu.
RE: Puremaps success
Yes, it really seems like an excellent navigation app. I mostly use OSMand on my Android phone, but Puremaps has me seriously thinking about making an in car Ubuntu Touch based entertainment/navigation system.
I think the swipe based input navigation might also works better for such a system, although ultimately I really need physical buttons and not only a touch-screen.
RE: nexus 5 not stable
@poVoq It really has nothing to do with Wayland. On Pinephone, it's standard upstream Linux with open source drivers, and Chromium can thus actually access the hardware. On Android based devices, Chromium does not support using libhybris on Linux to access hardware, and so it cannot access the hardware.
Also, I think it only gets GPU acceleration for rendering when doing so, not necessarily for decoding, so even on Pinephone where GPU accel may work, it might still lag behind other platforms in terms of video encoding/decoding performance.
Odd, I asked the same question previously on an official Q&A and the answer was that qtwebengine has GPU acceleration only implemented for Wayland and the reason it works on the Pinephone is that it is already using Wayland...
RE: nexus 5 not stable
@dobey Sorry, I didn't know that.
Is there currently anyone working on the browser engine so it can make use of hardware acceleration?
This has been asked a few times before. But the tl;dr is no, as it only works with Wayland and not the current old Mir backend used in Halium based devices. On the PinePhone it works already as it uses the new Mir on Wayland instead. Hard to say if and when Mir on Wayland will reach Halium based devices.