I don't post much on social media anymore. Why? It drains my attention and has a whole bunch of other negative side-effects: https://ledger.humanetech.com/
In fact, I think free software projects should rely less on social media and we should try with Linux Mobile to be the prime example of giving users not only control of their whole software stack but also of their attention.
For a 39 minute verbose version of this statement, see my FOSDEM talk: https://fosdem.org/2022/schedule/event/mobile_social_dilemma/
The wait is over! Read all about our plans for Thunderbird on Android... and please join us in welcoming @k9mail to the Thunderbird family.
Of course there's already an #upstream MR: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pulseaudio/pulseaudio/-/merge_requests/693
Sxmo will be presented at the Free Software Foundation's LibrePlanet 2022 conference tomorrow (sunday 20th of march)! https://libreplanet.org/2022/speakers/#5624
DistroWatch has added the @postmarketOS mobile operating system to our database: https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=postmarketos
Did you notice that rather than on PC where you download a generic image which you can just live boot from USB, on ARM every distro needs to support every device individually? It's not just lacking mainline Linux support, it's also lacking a generic way to boot these devices like x86 has. #SPIflash can solve this perfectly by implementing UEFI on a dedicated chip but current new @PINE64 devices are lacking this. Let's get loud to make them add this again in new devices!
Wow, someone actually used postmarketOS on samsung-klte 😲 https://blog.project-insanity.org/2022/01/18/this-is-what-you-already-can-do-with-linux-on-a-low-budget-smartphone/
You can now live-boot postmarketOS on Android phones
After 6 long months of waiting, #postmarketOS v21.12 is live! This release contains 8 more devices, bringing our total number supported in stable releases up to 23! This time also featuring #ttyescape, a way to "escape" to a tty with graphical keyboard when things go bad.
Get it now while it's still hot!
An easy way to help improving the Wayland experience:
- the laptop, a #System76 machine, running Alpine Linux with the latest Plasma Desktop
- the TV, a #rockpro64 from #Pine64, running #postmarketOS with #PlasmaBigscreen
- the smartphone, a #Librem5, running #postmarketOS with #plasmamobile
Can't wait for my smartwatch next! 😜
C++/Qt programmer, postmarketOS dev, KDE fan
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