This week in Linux Phones: Nemo Mobile and Mobile NixOS progress reports, updates on Kalendar, KQuickImageEdior and some GNOME apps, a guide to PinePhone Privacy, yet more cross-compilation, a cool new podcast and many PinePhone videos! Commentary in italics.
- The newly announced FairPhone 4 can apparently already boot postmarketOS!
- Purism sent another email to Librem 5 backers (including me), telling buyers to expect further delays.
- Qt blog: Qt 6.2 LTS Released. Qt 6 is getting more and more developed, which matters as eventually KDE will do something cool with it!
- This Week in GNOME: #12 Inspecting Libadwaita.
- Alexander Mikhaylenko: Dark Style Preference.
- Volker Krause: August/September in KDE Itinerary. Walking directions are a great new feature!
- Carl Schwan: KQuickImageEditor 0.2 released.
- Claudio Cambra: Massive new features: a new week view, KCommandBar, and more — Kalendar devlog 17.
- Nemo Mobile: Nemomobile in October/2021. Great progress!
- Christian F. K. Schaller: PipeWire and fixing the Linux Video Capture stack. Pipewire is not just important for phones.
- Mobile NixOS: August and September 2021 round-up. Plasma landing, nice!
- haskal: repairing the pinephone.
- Han Young: Cross Compile to PinePhone Part Four.
- RTP: PinePhone Privacy Ideas/Tips [Videos/Writeup]. Great! While we've linked many of his videos in the past, having them curated in an explanatory blog post makes them even better!
Off topic, but a fun read
- Amos B. Batto: What can be learned by taking apart a Huawei smartphone.
- fossphones.com: Linux Phone News - October 4, 2021. Nice roundup!
- PEBKAC.show: S01 E01: Mobian Project Interview. Great first episode! PEBKAC BTW is short for "Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair".
- PizzaLovingNerd: It's Finally Here! (Librem 5 Unboxing/Review). Nice video! Minor nitpick: IMHO, the biggest problem with Librem 5 right now is not price, but the uncertainty to when it is going to be delivered.
- TechHut: Manjaro PHOSH on the PinePhone - Beta 16. Good review!
- (RTP) Privacy & Tech Tips: Pinephone Privacy Tips. Excellent!
- Guido Günther: Debian on a smart phone, are you serious?. Great talk, this toot has a link to the slides!
- Fedora Project: The PinePhone Hardware, Software and Next Steps.
- NOT A FBI Honey pot: is this the best pinephone distro? with Htop pre-installed! #pinephone #shorts #linux, Maemo Leste, ladies and gentlemen!
- Requested everywhere: Custom Ringtone on PinePhone.
- Drew Naylor 2: .
- Scientific perspective: Dual boot Ubuntu touch + any android distro | POCO F1 #shorts.
Stuff I did
I have also started to write a post detailing my current Linux Phone setup, as my post from January is slightly outdated. I hope to be done with it before the next weekly update.
I did next to nothing here (I wasted some time unsuccessfully trying to build one app), but at least accepted a merge request. Thank you so much, Ferenc! Read here what (else) happened on LINMOBapps this week. And please do contribute!
Linux Phone Apps
Still only thoughts, the planned "let's do something on saturday" action was cancelled due to not feeling too well.