1/ Part of the upcoming v21.12 release of @postmarketOS will be a modern mobile-config-firefox. I've just tagged 3.0.0_rc1 and made it available in postmarketOS edge for wider testing.
This is the biggest release so far, highlights:
* FF >= 91 compatibility
* navigation bar moved to bottom (thanks to plata-gl)
* reader view made adaptive (thanks to @blendergeek)
* much less UI glitches, no more tiny font hacks
* u-block origin installed by default
Got a chance to talk to Miles Alan about his amazing projects:
Linux Mobile vs. The Social Dilemma
As FOSS on mobile community, let's do our part to fix the many negative effects of social media and its hostile design patterns. We could become the prime example of how to treat users with respect. To not only give them control over their phone, but also over their attention. From design choices in the operating systems and apps to the platforms we choose to communicate about development.
#fosdem is starting soon!
We're excited to have so many great talks coming up in the FOSS on mobile devices devroom \o/
#mobilelinux #mobile #linux
The end of the year in Linux Phones, let's have a last LinBits: A new #Maui Shell for phones and tablets, #postmarketOS v21.12, #Mobian on the PinePhone Pro, #GTK 4.6.0, an app-list replacement prototype and more!
@PINE64 #PineTalk Episode 4 is now live! https://www.pine64.org/2021/12/28/s02e04-pinetalk-behind-the-curtains/
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!
In E12 of the podcast we mostly discuss what will be in the upcoming v21.12 release. Such as pre-built images for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 in this super cute picture (CC-BY-SA-4.0 by Nikita Travkin, one of the hidden gems you can find while browsing through the wiki).
* Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12
* More GNOME 41, less forks
* TTYescape 0.2
* mobile-config-firefox 3.0.0
* New devices in community
* Mainlining OP6/SHIFT6mq/Fairphones
* pmbootstrap news
#osmocom OsmoDevCall tomorrow (Dec 10) at 20:00 CET: "osmo-dev and running Osmocom TTCN3 test suites locally" by osmith - as usual open to the general public - https://osmocom.org/news/155 https://lists.osmocom.org/pipermail/osmocom-announce/2021-December/000024.html https://meeting4.franken.de/b/har-xbc-bsx-wvs
7/ Download in progress!
Link to repo w/ updated README:
Have fun with the new config, report issues or even better, send patches if you find bugs. Like previous versions, I've only tested this on the PinePhone (took long enough, but in the future I might test it on other devices too) and some of the hardcoded px values may not work well with other phones. But we can add media queries for those, just give editing the CSS a try.
6/ "Find in page..." in the menu opens this toolbar. That's right, you have all controls from Firefox desktop available. With this and the keyboard open, almost the whole page is covered. However when typing the query and then minimizing the keyboard, one can go through the results nicely.
4/ With searchbar results solved, navbar at bottom suddenly seemed feasible. At that point, I just had to give @linmob 's clever idea a try. He made the tab title bigger so it always shows the tab menu button and makes the tab selection menu usable on mobile.
Free space above the menu button is for consistency with private mode, so both can use the same tab size. Also it's convenient to tap there to close the menu.
2/ Navbar is now easy to reach while typing. There was a poll about this: https://fosstodon.org/@ollieparanoid/106762454338839918
It was challenging to get other UI elements to play along, e.g. searchbar results would be cut off below the searchbar. After lots of trail and error, I went with moving it up to cover the displayed website. It's even possible to scroll the list with your finger. At least for me it feels very convenient now, to use this to search through history and bookmarks.
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