It’s sunday. Time for a short rounding up of the past week.
This is some the best stuff that happened around the PinePhone this week. Commentary in italics.
Software: releases and improvements
- libhandy 0.90 released. This is a bigger deal than the version might suggest: The API is now stable.
- phosh 0.4.3 released. Just a small release, but every release is progress.
- megi has released a modem power management driver. While this effort is apparently unlikely to be upstreamed in this form, it is an important step for better battery life on the PinePhone.
- Manjaro ARM Alpha2 with Phosh. Moving forward, getting better bit by bit. Also: More Lomiri Teasing.
- Arch Linux ARM. The big feature for me in this one is “Fix incoming calls not showing.”
- Purism: Librem 5 June 2020 Software Development Update. These updates are always late, but still interesting.
- amosbbatto: The strategic advantages of Phosh for mobile Linux. This post is long, but definitely worth reading. I think that the many PinePhone distributions and all the GNU/Linux software that works with Phosh show how great Purism’s approach is working already.
- anino207: Gearboy Color (GBC Emulator) on the PinePhone with Ubuntu Touch. One for the gamers!
- GeoTech Land: Manjaro Phosh Impressions on Pinephone. A quick look at the current state of Manjaro on the PinePhone.
- N-O-D-E: Trying to build the ultimate Raspberry Pi computer (Zero Terminal V3). While a Raspberry Pi Zero Pocket computer sounds way less interesting to me now that the PinePhone is available, the keyboard build is quite interesting.
- Purism: Librem 5 Web Apps.
Stuff I did
I was on holiday and took it easy. I played around with some more software on Arch Linux ARM, which now ̣— with incoming calls working — is definitely my favourite distribution. Also, I contributed a bit to the Mobian wiki and played with an Arch Linux ARM chroot on UBports but could not figure out Wayland support in the chroot.