Aside from progress regarding the next releases of major desktop environments (that always provide some goodies for mobile), this week saw improvements on WiFi/BT things on Sailfish OS, but also some promising work towards a mainline-able rtl8723cs driver, the infamous WiFi/BT solution of the OG AllWinner A64-powered PinePhone. Also: libcamera 0.2.0, a progress report on KDE PIM, Mobian on the Fairphone 5, and a postmarketOS progress report.

Commentary in italics.


Gnome Ecosystem

Plasma Ecosystem

Sailfish OS

Ubuntu Touch



  • Apps: Eloquens A few of the following apps could not be evaluated before adding them. Help with that is appreciated! The idea behind this move is to get rid of "additional lists" like apps-to-be-added - so expect a lot of the content listed there (that's not abandoned for years) land soon on
  • Apps: Fielding
  • Apps: Journald Browser
  • Apps: KleverNotes
  • Apps: Licentia
  • Apps: MarkNote
  • Apps: Merkuro Mail
  • Apps: Notae




Worth Noting

Worth Reading

Worth Watching

The video section is shorter than usual, as the way to conveniently aggregate YouTube videos by using a searX instance, that allows RSS feeds, is currently unavailable, as the the searx instance is down. I was unable to quickly find another searX(NG) instance that supports this. Help with finding another searX(NG) instance supporting RSS feeds or with the collection of relevant videos is highly appreciated!


Huge thanks to Plata for the nifty set of Python scripts that speed up collecting links from feeds by a lot.

Something missing? Want to contribute?

If your project's cool story (or your awesome video or nifty blog post or ...) is missing and you don't want that to happen again, please just put it into the hedgedoc pad for the next one! Since I am collecting many things there, this get's you early access if you will ;-) If you just stumble on a thing, please put it in there too - all help is appreciated!