Seven days in Linux Phones went by, this happened: libhandy 1.5.0, Fluffychat 1.0, NemoMobile running on two more devices, postmarketOS adds support for another Snapdragon 845-based phone, LoRa backplate fun and more!

Software releases

  • libhandy 1.5.0 has been released, introducing support for managing color schemes. fixes to HdyPreferencesPage and HdyTabbar among other fixes.
  • Fluffychat 1.0 is out!

Distribution releases

Worth noting

Worth reading

Software progress


PinePhone Mainline progress?

  • Martijn Braam: Running the tree on the PinePhone. This is rough, but not really surprising. The PinePhone runs Megi-line Linux, not Mainline Linux. [Please note: This remark is in no way meant as a criticism of Megi's amazing work!]

PinePhone Pro

postmarketOS Praise

Lora Fun



Worth watching

Librem 5 Comparison

PinePhone LoRa fun


  • Twinntech: Pinephone is a flashlight again. Sadly, non-working GNOME Software is stuff that I would not even notice, given that I just don't use this. The problem he has there sounds like it might require dropping to the terminal, something that's intimidating to Linux noobs.



Stuff I did



LINMOBapps and Linux Phone Apps

This week I added

  • Shipments, a python library and a GTK3 mobile/desktop application for tracking multiple shipments, and
  • Add Hours and Minutes, a calculator adds times given in hours and minutes.

More is going to follow this week. Also, stay tuned for an announcement regarding this project soon-ish.

Read here what (else) happened on LINMOBapps this week. And please do contribute!