Weekly #LinuxPhone Update (18/2022): Bluetooth Telephony with Linux Phones, Sxmo 1.9.0 and much more!
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A round of software news: New Chatty, Capyloon, DanctNIX releases, a Manjaro progress report, a new postmarketOS podcast episode and some more Linux App Summit talk recommendations!
Commentary in italics.
It's monday, and we're back with what happened while a break was taken. It's good to be back :)
- This Week in GNOME: #42 Numerous Emojis. I wonder if that installer could be used in phones...
- chergert: Builder GTK 4 Porting, Part III.
- Chatty 0.6.4 has been released, delivering contact blocking, bug fixes and more translations.
- Nate Graham: This week in KDE: New features and many bugfixes for Plasma 5.25.
- Vlad Zahorodnii: What’s cooking in KWin? Plasma 5.25. Nice improvements!
- Volker Krause: March/April in KDE PIM.
- KDE.news: Season of KDE 2022 - Conclusion.
- Sxmo 1.9.0 has been released. Device profiles and Pipewire are huge, but there's more!
- Jeroen Baten: Your biweekly UBports news letter is here, once again. Elections, new tutorials and apps - give it a read!
- Koen Vervloesem: TET Update 3 aka 0011: The first public development meeting was a success!. TET is the UBports Training Initiative.
- flypig: Sailfish Community News, 5th May, Documenting Sailfish. Nice roundup!
- Capyloon, the Boot2Gecko continuation, have published a new bunch of images today. New features include more options for the share menu and a save to IPFS API.
- DanctNIX has seen another release, bringing you lots of new packages and the requirement to install Tow-Boot on the PinePhone Pro beforehand.
- Dan Johansen has shared another monthly roundup of what happened in Manjaro ARM.
- Alberto Mardegan: Mitubo 0.9: multiple concurrent video downloads.
- Martin Kepplinger for Purism: Purism and Linux 5.18.
Something huge for Bluetooth Telephony Afficionados
- Dylan van Assche: Bluetooth HFP support in PulseAudio with ModemManager. While I have little to no use for this, I love to have something to point "but it does not work with my car" persons to now.
- Slatecave.net: Integrating swaylock-mobile with Sxmo 2/?. For reference: Part 1.
Cameras are complicated
- Dorota Czaplejewicz for Purism: Cameras: It’s Complicated.
Actual travelling to LAS
- Volker Krause: Linux App Summit 2022.
- Sam Thursfield: Linux App Summit 2022.
- Anjandev Momi: Why we must insist on Free Network Services.
Librem 5 or PinePhone Pro
- Anthony J. Martinez: Mobile Linux - Update. At this point I'd make the same choice.
Librem 5 Field Trial
- Jan Vlug: One week Librem 5 field trial – day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4. Nice series of reports!
Digital markets discourage competition
- Graham Lee: On The Duopoly Of Mobile. Mobile Linux is not well represented, but it's still worth a read. Discussion on hn.
A route to convergence for devices that don't support it
- Gunnar Wolf: Using a RPi as a display adapter. Nice guide that imho should apply to other, e.g. Snapdragon 845 based devices.
- postmarketOS podcast: #17 INTERVIEW: Peter Mack (of LinuxPhoneApps, LINMOB.net Fame). First let me apologies for the issues I had speaking first (I was a bit ill), then thank the postmarketOS team for having me, the great conversation we had during this epidode (+ before and after) and Martijn Braam especially for editing!
Kali on PinePhone
- fossfrog: Kali Linux Phosh port to Pinephone | fossfrog. Looks nice! I wish I had the time for a distro review video of this (or any other distro), but ... no time.
Poco F1 Multi boot
- Alex Pav: Poco F1 Multiboot. Wow!
More Linux App Summit Talks
- Jorge Castro and Robert Mc Queen: Flathub: now and next. Lots of great features coming. Do watch this, especially if you generally are not a fan, it might help understand the "why".
- Phaedrus Leeds: Integrating Progressive Web Apps in GNOMEThis is the repo of [web apps|(https://gitlab.gnome.org/mwleeds/gnome-pwa-list), do add some if you use more.
- Joseph De Veaugh-Geiss: Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency with Free Software. It matters!
Installing Ubuntu Touch
- CyberPunked: Google Pixel 3a (sargo) Ubuntu Touch Installation / Downgrade to Android 9 on Windows (2022-03-05).
- Scientific Perspective: Waydroid | Ubuntu Touch GNU/Linux | POCO F1 #shorts. Nice!
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