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service pack 4 for v21.06 is out! Stable and tested updates coming your way including the latest 0.14.0 and 1.0.0

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postmarketos.org/blog/2021/11/

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Since I'm planning to "daily drive"* my Phosh soon(ish)**, I wonder if I shouldn't switch from edge to Stable.

*I find the "daily driver" expression utterly silly, but I haven't found a succinct alternate expression...

** Not done yet because I'm lazy. 😳

@normandc @postmarketOS if you want to just update your phone without thinking about breakage then yes, use stable 😉

If you prefer getting the latest features as soon as possible, are fine with occasional breakage (read postmarketos.org/edge before doing updates), ideally want to help out with fixing stuff when it breaks, then stay on the edge.

@ollieparanoid
That's the thing, I'm conflicted and can't make up my mind 😉

I do like getting new stuff early. On the other hand, if a new update in the stable channel is planned for December...
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@normandc @postmarketOS

Instead of "daily driver" how about "my personal key usecases".

It's longer, but it gets the point across that "daily driver" basically means whatever people's key personal needs are...

@Blort
That's rather vague, isn't it? To me, the "daily driver" expression means that you use the device daily as your actual phone, with SIM card. "Personal key usecases" can mean anything, and not even include actually using the device to make phone calls.

I guess I could say "my phone-call-making device". Granted, not really shorter. 😄
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@normandc @postmarketOS

Depends on your use case, really. 😉 I get far more calls over #Wire / #Matrix using wifi than I do via a SIM card. When people ask if the #PinePhone is "daily driver ready" I take it to mean that they could use it as their primary device for whatever it is they normally use their primary device for, which, lets face it, no one else knows what that actually is... Maybe most people *are* thinking mainly traditional phone calls though. No idea...

@Blort
I forget that younger generations hardly make voice calls. They prefer texting.
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@normandc
I make tons of calls. They're just generally over wifi with an app. I'm not about to call family overseas (or even locally) on some outdated technology with zero encryption, bad quality sound and no video that charges me, often by the minute... ewww....
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@normandc @postmarketOS

And yes, it's *very* vague, as people can use their phones for pretty much anything! :D

@Blort
Well, for me a phone's main purpose is to make phone calls. Call me old school. 😉

Otherwise, seriously, why call it a phone?

@normandc
Isn't "phone" one of those recursive acronyms that freedom beard types are so fond of, ie PHOsh Never Existed (before)? With Phosh of course standing for PHONE SHell.

#inception

@normandc @Blort We call it a phone for historical reasons and because it has vestigial phone call functionality.

I get like three genuine phone calls on an intense month, and I make zero, or one if I have to do something important like renew my visa.

My friends are on IM, in terms of time on my phone it's 95% fedi and links from fedi.
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