News on GNOME Shell Mobile, a new UI for GNOME Calls and a lot more.
Commentary in italics.
Let's start this with a giant thank you to everyone who emailed me and contributed to this update on the pad linked in the previous blog post! Thank you all for reaching out - it really helps with staying motivated and seeing positive things in life!
- E Ink prototype for Matrix chat. As a Beeper (the Matrix based messaging service) user, I really like to see some hardware :) (Also: Really glad that I can't buy this (yet), eInk + Matrix would totally entice me to buy something I really don't need.)
- MNT Pocket Reform - Will ship soon, includes 4G/5G/LTE modem!
- This Week in GNOME: #59 Beautiful Calls
- Phoronix: GNOME Shell & Mutter 43 Release Candidates Bring Last Minute Changes - Phoronix
Releases and pre-releases
- devrtz: "Calls 43.rc.0 was released 📲 🎉 Mainly bug fixe…" - Fosstodon
- Guido Günther: "phosh 0.21.0 is out 🚀📱 : It was supposed to be…" - Librem Social
- Guido Günther: "Along with that go releases of phosh-mobile-setti…" - Librem Social
- Sebastian Krzyszkowiak: "phoc 0.21.1 has been released, fixing things that…" - Librem Social
- This week in KDE: day color – Adventures in Linux and KDE
- Kaidan's End-to-End Encryption Trust Management - Kaidan
- Encrypted Audio and Video Calls - Kaidan
- Maui 2.2.0 Release – MauiKit — #UIFramework. Beautiful!
- Nemomobile in August 2022. I really need to try this again!
- Sxmo 1.11.0 released — sourcehut lists. Nice improvements!
- postmarketOS blog: v22.06 SP2: The One That Swipes. A very welcome update. My personal highlight on Phosh is that postmarketOS Welcome comes up after updating and rebooting to educate users about swiping. Really well done!
- New fwupd 1.8.4 release – Technical Blog of Richard Hughes
- Speeding up getting firmware updates to end users – Technical Blog of Richard Hughes
- There's some PinePhone Pro Device Tree that has been accepted into mainline Linux. Great work and congrats, everybody!
- Lup Yuen Lee: NuttX RTOS on PinePhone: Fixing the Interrupts
- Genodians: Genode - Release notes for the Genode OS Framework 22.08
SDL and PipeWire
- sdl12-compat 1.2.54 Pre-Release Gets More Games Running On This SDL2 Compatibility Layer - Phoronix
- PipeWire 0.3.57 Adds AAC Decoder, Opus For Bluetooth - Phoronix
- Some postmarketOS edge breakage (partially resolved, check linked issues):
- Waydroid on the Librem 5 is making progress, more details.
- If you want to theme libadwaita ...
- dcz: Jazda: Rust on my bike. Great project!
Praise for some hardware
- TuxPhones: Linux machines that just work
One for the XMPP enthusiats
Maybe worth reading
- LINMOB: Re-Evaluating Priorities. Just so that you aren't too surprised why I'll tweet and toot a lot less than I used to.
GNOME Shell Mobile
- Tobias Bernard: GNOME Shell Mobile preview. Impressive video, really smooth - this is being demoed on a PinePhone Pro. The work was funded by the German Prototype Fund, and presented last week - funding is now, sadly, over. If you want to try the changes, these should be the places to go to: Mutter, GNOME Shell. Now, I get it, you want to run this, right? Looks like it might be easier to test somewhat soon!
PinePhone Pro: Taking photos with Megapixels!
- Wolf Fur Programming: Pinephone Pro Camera working with megapixel. Great, camera support without a proprietary app! (Also, it's Megapixel__s_, but hey, typos happen!)_
Other PinePhone Pro improvements
- Wolf Fur Programming: Pinephone Pro Wake from Suspend Audio Working And Flutter works!. Great news, working audio after suspend was a big one, and Mobian is a good distro. That Flutter thing - I noticed it worked again, but did not point it out enough, I guess!
- Bitter Epic Productions: Linux Phone Keyboard Wars! Does Plasma Mobile or Phosh Have the better keyboard?. Fun as always! Squeekboard does have some Emoji on my phone though ;-)
Non-Linux OS on PinePhone
Not just on mobile, but...
- Geotechland: GNOME Theming Is Finally Here
Something missing? Want to contribute?
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