Looks like #OIO cancelled my #rc3 talk, or did I hit the wrong button? It says that it was "withdrawn", but not by me but by a "member of the organzing team". Well... whatever. I will keep working on my outline, shoot more b-roll and then build the "precorded talk" in kdeenlive (if I manage to stay motivated). What I am saying is: That content I have worked on for this is going to be published in one form or another.
@linmob Maybe talk about what features are actually working on the phones, and cover what distros allow the user to use Android apps.
@linmob talk about possible Android app support and where it's at now? As a future buyer I would love to know!
@devilhacker I'll devote a few minutes to Anbox, ok :D (I really grew to dislike Anbox while making my Anbox videos back in September, I should revisit it anyway.)
@linmob to me the state of sync (pictures, text, calendar, contacts) feels unsolved, mainly due to $mobileos only allows for the manufacturer and/or OS creator to grab and keep all content. A persistent problem, as it seems. I never used google or apple sync so the mobile things all felt like being stupidly stubborn. Cross file usage due to sandboxing not possible, so no usual workflows can be kept. (1/2)
@linmob I miss git+texteditors, and integration with GUI like apps for mobile. E.g. a todo.txt workflow would be easily doable then, but I gave up on it. KISS and combination of tools instead of monolithic or monofunctional apps. And: take over/integrate with desktop workflows: extend desktop with a mobile thing for camera, gps, sensors, quick inputs and display. I think it can only be done properly with FLOSS and open standards. (2/2)
@marwe While I don't know how to integrate this in my talk (except as a potential advantage), it really sounds like Linux Phones (that are essentially, small, light, slow Linux machines) might be for you because you should be able to use all the technologies you would use to e.g. keep a desktop and a laptop in sync.
@linmob How about a comparison(speed, usability, functionality) between a early of the year image and a recent image of lets say mobian or pmOS to put the massive progress in picture.
@linmob I did this not long ago to show that to my friends, its of course easy if you have two pinephones.
Personally I would put special focus on scrolling in GTK3 apps,(cawbird, tootle, giara) how horrible it was at the begin and how nice it is now. The fixing of this scrolling issue was one of the most important fixes of the year to me.
@reinhard I will briefly mention it, but it really is not my key focus as it does not run a mainline kernel yet.
@linmob pinephone and librem5 are already in there, but please don't forget to mention the awesome path to convergence, and how it's going to unify the software stack between devices using different form factors. It's too cool to not mention :p
@linmob 1. Is there a vision for a unified App Store (ex. flathub) that ll help mainstream consumers (in future). 2. current state of apps - Spotify and Signal esp because there are Linux apps for these . Can this just be downloaded / ported into mobile ?
@linmob Sounds good , I know someone who would be interested in this, so if the talks is streamed I can send them the details.
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