Weekly GNU-like Mobile Linux Update (38/2022): GNOME 43, Waydroid progress on PinePhone Pro and tow-boot updates via fwupd
Table of Contents
The big stories are in the title, make sure to read 'Worth noting' this week.
Commentary in italics.
- Liliputing: DevTerm portable terminal is now available with a Raspberry Pi CM4 for $279. Yet another option to power the DevTerm!
- GNOME 43 Release Notes. An impressive release, landing in your favorite distribution soon - and homework for me.
- This Week in GNOME: #62 Forty-three!. News Flash 2.0 is definitely worth a look, and there's even more!
- Hubert Figuière: Introducing Compiano. Maybe not for phones, but still interesting.
- chergert: GNOME Builder 43.0
- GTK blog: Inside the GTK font chooser
- Aman Kumar: GSoC 2022 with GNOME: Final Report. (About GNOME Health.)
- Nate Graham: This week in KDE: yo dawg, I heard you wanted stability
- Qt Blog: Qt Quick Controls 2: iOS Style
- neochapay on twitter: On the way to the best music player in the world. #nemomobile #glacier-ux
- Breaking updates in pmOS edge: Various aarch64 segfaults
- Phoronix: OpenJDK Java's Native Wayland Support Progressing
- Phoronix: Wayland's Weston 11.0 Released With HDR Display & Multi-GPU Preparations
- Phoronix: Mesa's Turnip Now Advertises Vulkan 1.3 Support
- Phoronix: Fwupd 1.8.5 Supports More USB4 Docks, New AMD SMU Firmware Version Plugin. The most relevant change is this one: You can now update tow-boot with fwupd!.
- Matrix.org: Pre-disclosure: upcoming critical security release of Matrix SDKs and clients. Unless you use Element Web on your mobile linux device, this likely does not affect you.
- Matrix.org: This Week in Matrix 2022-09-23 Includes some nice updates to Nheko and Neochat.
- If Phosh suddenly starts crashing after a distribution upgrade, it's likely to due to changes in GLib 2.74.0. This patch has fixed it for Mobian and will likely do the same for your distribution.
- PCManFM-Qt file manager works quite well on Manjaro-Plasma If you're not happy with Index, here's another option.
- @FOSSingularity: "A developer has succeeded in making an image for Waydroid for the Pinephone pro... with full graphics acceleration!
- @TuxPhones: "🔥 Work in progress: PowerVR SGX540 reverse engineering (for mainline / postmarketOS!) https://codeberg.org/Garnet/sgx540-reversing"
- Tootle (GTK Mastodon client) has been archived. With zero commits in over a year and the worsening situation in Russia, this is not exactly surprising. I hope that some of the previous contributors (e.g. people with pending MRs) pick this up - maybe as a team. (If Vala is not your jam, because you prefer Oxidation, there's also Social, which sadly has been dormant for a long, long time and could use some re-viving, too.)
- Codethink: GNOME OS & Atomic Upgrades on the PinePhone Great write-up!
- Lup Yuen Lee: NuttX RTOS for Pinephone: Blinking the LEDs
Turning things off automatically
- (RTP) Privacy Tech Tips: WiPri -w: Turns Off WiFi Automatically When You Leave Home
postmarketOS on Poco F1
Gaming on Poco F1
- Ivon Huang: 用Box86在Linux手機上執行Steam遊戲
Delays make people sad
- Techlore: I Regret Buying a Librem 5 - Here's Why! TL;DW: shipping delays.
- FilipKarc: Privilege Escalation in Ubuntu Touch 16.04 - CVE-2022-40297 (Ethical Hacking). I knew that this was the case, but I didn't know that this is worth a CVE. Generally: Make sure to use longer PINs or configure sudo so that it requires with distinct root password.
- NOT A FBI Honey pot: Ubuntu touch be like..... #shorts
- TechX: The Strangest Way to Revive a Bricked Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro... Ubuntu Touch Installer?!?
- Microsoft Continuum Gaming: Microsoft Continuum Gaming E331: Sailfish OS Custom keyboards and Emojis
- Baonks 81: ArchLinux ARM on Nexus 7 2012 grouper rev.E1565 MATE ttyescape kernel-5.19.0-rc8 pmOS
- Antoni Aloy Torrens: PostmarketOS Plasma Mobile 25th Anniversary on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet (PowerVR SGX 540 GPU)
- Antoni Aloy Torrens: PostmarketOS Phosh 0.14.0 on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet (PowerVR SGX 540 GPU)
- OpenAlt: Konference OpenAlt - 18. 9. 2022 - místnost E112. Check the chapters.
- OpenAlt: Konference OpenAlt - 18. 9. 2022 - místnost E105
Huge thanks to
- Matthew Fennell
- hamblingreen, still figuring out how to categorize stuff
and possible further anonymous contributors for helping with this weeks update - and to Plata for a nifty set of Python scripts that speeds up collecting links from feeds by a lot.
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PS: In case you are wondering about the title ...