@jezek Thanks! There it is in application-legacy-morph-browser-.log
Posts made by vandys
RE: The New Selection Mode
@vandys Let me note an enhancement request; I'm in the browser, a text pane with some content I want to copy and later paste to another window. It's not an input field, so I still can only reach the old--very limited--text selection widget. Any chance one of the buttons on the selector widget can be "advanced selection" to reach the new code?
The New Selection Mode
I just updated OTA (the updater called it Version 9). I spotted in the release notes that there is now a new "selection mode". When your cursor is on some text, you long hold space. Swipe to get the cursor to the starting point, then double tap to switch to the mode where you swipe to drag out your range of selected text. Now you can tap cut/copy as usual, but with this excellent mode, you can exactly and easily pick your exact range of text.
Well done! I will be using this feature very often. And since your dragging/control of the selected range doesn't make you put your finger on top of the text you're trying to select (how dumb is that?), this solution is as easy as any I've ever used on a phone. Just remember to long hold space to activate it when you want to select text.
RE: Puzzled by Permissions
@dobey At least WRT the Android-ish kernel underneath, networking is a capability which can be held back. It is not benign to hand out your networking stack to every app; they can use it to slave to a botnet, contribute to DDoS, track your location, pull down and try exploits after communicating your system's apparen config.
Puzzled by Permissions
Why do most apps in the store need network access? I mean, a game like M vs. M? or Four in a Row 2? Tic Tac Toe? (But not the Mines game, yay!) If the app devs aren't, in general, going to restrain themselves, should we at least be looking at a standard system way to constrain permissions after the install?
"Not having a removable battery is a dealbreaker for me so the Librem 5..."
I just went to their own web site, and they clearly say the battery is serviceable/replaceable.
To be clear, you mean you want a phone with an externally removeable battery? Just
click off? I can't remember the last phone I owned which had that.
RE: Nexus 5.
@dshimer I agree, I was off ubports for a bit because my wife's phone died and she needed (Android, sigh) a replacement quickly, thus a Nexus 5 was used up. But I presently laid hands on another, and here I am back with a daily driver again! This one was, hmmm, like $60, with everything including battery in good condition.
@PINE64 For shipping of batteries, I suggest that you fab a flashlight which uses the same battery. One switch, one LED, minimal plastic case. Then you can ship a battery within a device, national post office regs are satisfied, and the recipient can perhaps crack open the flashlight and use the battery elsewhere.
RE: Making Ubuntu Touch an easy choice
The development of UT has to be embedded in a long time, several decades in the same way that GNU/Linux software emerged in the 70s and 90s and only became known to tens of millions of users in the 2000s.
No reason to be impatient only to show consistency and determination.
Well, I don't think Linus was doing his thing in the 70's, but otherwise I agree with your sentiment.
Many kept waiting for the thing or decision or Big Business which would make Linux win. But it really just kept being there, attracting enthusiasm and moving forward. It was just suddenly obvious and inevitable.
So I think the project is doing all the right things. Catch up with a shared SW base. Fix the abandoned browser. Over time adopt a new flagship and, yes, set some old supported devices aside (I'm already a little worried about the flawed binary blobs in my Nexus 5). Keep chipping away at what's missing, what's broken--software and docs. If you keep at it, odds are you'll run across things which will make UT stand out. Especially since the big players can make game changing mistakes (I'm watching Google's tensions with the EU and their increasing control of Google Apps with interest).
Caller blocking, the next generation
Re: Caller Blocking?
So I couldn't stand it any more, and remembered an old Nokia N900 hack which sorta did the job. I have a daemon running now which watches for calls on the dbus, and hangs them up if they're in my blacklist config file:
You want the tools/blacklist.py file in that project, if you want to check it out.
No, it's not a GUI or a package; if somebody wants to work with me to wrap this
in something prettier, I'd be happy to help.
I couldn't find any way to get word back to my carrier that they're not even worth
a shot in voicemail. But at least they can't ring my phone....
RE: Set partition sizes when flashing
"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread". Given your prompting, I did it too (ubuntu.img and
system.img appear to be two links to the same underlying inode) and... success. I now have
lots of room on my partition for any more packages. Very nice! So mark as a workable
technique on Nexus 5, too. Many thanks.
RE: Gotta release fast
I have to say that the transition to Xenial was a huge step, almost a defining milestone for the project. I think you made the right call after that big hurdle to get it out, even with some imperfections. Maybe from here on onward you might choose to hold back, but I think for something as big as your new release, it was right to get it out in the world rather than letting it drag on like one of those never-released "1.0"'s.
RE: Morph Browser / Useless for Music
Ok, I got impatient and dug through the UT Tweak tool. Here's a workaround if you're comfortable in a terminal (or, in my case, adb shell):
gsettings get com.canonical.qtmir lifecycle-exempt-appids
For me, this had a value:
Then I updated this value:
gsettings set com.canonical.qtmir lifecycle-exempt-appids "['com.ubuntu.music', 'com.ubuntu.terminal', 'morph-browser']"
Voila! My browser is happily running in the background.