It's ... um... Thursday. Now what happened since last Wednesday?

A new open source modem firmware release, Maui apps 2.0, NemoMobile progress and more! Commentary in italics.

Software releases

Worth noting

Worth reading

PINE64 Community update



  • Jozef Mlich: Nemomobile in August/2021. Among other things, the boot time has been improved, which should also ease working on the project. There's also a new image, so grab it while it's hot!

How to

Jing Pad

Worth watching

PINE64 Community Update


Howto Privacy



Ubuntu Touch

  • UBports: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 106. Florian and Alfred this time, talking about progress and discussing questions. They also ask for donations, as money could help in speeding up the progress of the 20.04 migration. So if you can spare a few bucks, please do! Investing in software really matters!

Stuff I did


In the past week I only managed to apply minor updates the Resources page and my PinePhone Modem Firmware howto, which is now deprecated.


  • has made some progress, enough for an early demo to go live. There's still a lot to be done and figure out: Design work (the app overview is useless right now), finalizing the nature of app entries, better visibility of and finalizing of taxonomy (e.g. category, UI framework, build system, license) and giving more context on those overview pages. Once that is done, moving the apps over will be a massive task. If you have feedback, please best open an issue on the GitHub project - and if you want to help, get in touch and feel free to open Pull Requests! As I am now on vacation, I likely won't make much progress over the next two weeks, but I should be able to comment on issues and test and merge PRs.
  • Aside from adding a few PKGBUILDs, I worked a bit on the README of my PKGBUILDs repo.


The following app was added in the past week, pushing the App count to 310:

Read here what (else) happened, as I did some maintenance on other app listings. As with, progress with LINMOBapps will likely be even slower in the coming two weeks, but I will happily accept Merge Requests! So please do contribute!