It's sunday. Now what happened since last sunday?

Megapixels gets a lot better, postmarketOS releases another service pack, Mobian runs on Snapdragon devices, and more! Commentary in italics.

Software development and releases

  • Megapixels has been ported to GTK4 and released in 1.0, with version 1.0.1 quickly following. It's so much better, do give it a try!
  • postmarketOS: v21.03 service pack 1 release. They are bringing some new software to their beta channel, so that it does not feel too stale.

Worth noting

Worth reading

  • Purism: Librem 5 News Summary: April 2021. Good news with regards to software development, but on the hardware side? I quote "we are pausing Librem 5 production until October". Because of the component shortage you may have heard of. This is really bad, and it also affects my original October 23rd, 2017 order.
  • TuxPhones: postmarketOS is finally coming to wearables. This is really cool. I won't try it though, I already have more smartwatches than I can wear.

Software corner

Hardware corner

Worth listening

  • PineTalk 008: After √64 (O'Clock). This was fun to record, even though it was past 1 am on my end. Ezra and I talk about many topics that have been in past LinBits or are in this one, and share our first impressions of the PineTime smartwatch.

Worth watching

PinePhone Beta Impressions

Stuff I did


I wrote one blog post, that I should have split up in hindsight, as it discusses the apps added to LINMOBapps in the past months and the future.


I did a lot of work on LINMOBapps this week (but promoted none of it on Social Media. I added links to AppStream metadata files and fixed the appstream:// links, so if you're lucky, you can now open GNOME Software or Discover from your web browser. I also added the following apps this week:

  • Keepassk, a WIP Kirigami KeePass client written in Rust,
  • FluffyChat, a Matrix client that uses Flutter,
  • Kasts, a Kirigami Podcast client that saves where you paused playback and thus is the best PinePhone podcast app already,
  • Amazfish, a smartwatch client I believed to have added a long time ago,
  • Tinge, a GTK Hue lamp client,
  • Hermes Messenger, for those who want to use (Facebook) Messenger,
  • Stream, a nice GTK based YouTube client, developed by Purism's CEO, and
  • Wike (a Wikipedia browser).

A lot else here what (else) happened. Please do contribute! One task that would be important is checking whether all these License identifiers in about the first half of the list are actually correct.