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!

Software progress

GNOME ecosystem

Releases and pre-releases

Plasma/Maui ecosystem

Ubuntu Touch

Nemo Mobile



  • 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!

Firmware updating

Linux kernel


SDL and PipeWire


Worth noting

Worth reading

Bicycle computing

Praise for some hardware

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.

Worth listening

Worth watching

GNOME Shell Mobile

PinePhone Pro: Taking photos with Megapixels!

Other PinePhone Pro improvements

Virtual keyboards

Non-Linux OS on PinePhone

Not just on mobile, but...

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 get in touch via social media or email - or just put it into the hedgedoc pad for the next one!

PS: In case you are wondering about the title ...