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Ubuntu Touch summary (week 12)


Another week and the work keeps moving strongly. The work on apps are progressing quite nicely, and people is already able to have quite a few additional functionalities after installing them at the Touch images.

On the Touch side, we started migrating the Qt5 packages to the Qt 5.0.1 release and also rebasing the changes on top of Raring, to have an easier archive transition once s-series is open for development.

A few highlights from the last week:

- Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre enabled initial bluetooth support for Nexus 7. Support for Nexus 4 should also come in the following weeks.
 - The gallery application was renamed to gallery-app.
 - The telephony application was renamed to phone-app.
- Updates at the media-player and notes-app to make them compatible with the new SDK and Qt 5.0.1. - Gustavo Pichorim Boiko continued his work to deliver working test cases for the telephony application, making them part of the continuous integration loop. - Albert Astals Cid pushed quite many fixes for the shell, like using a ListView for the Carousel component for scalability, making sure the greeter stays usable for smaller screens, improving Carousel creation time, fixing play button size, resetting Apps lens content position when swiping from left and making the previews more flexible with different screen sizes. He also worked enabling test cases for HUD, ResponsiveGridView, Revealer, Greeter, FilterGrid and CrossFadeImage. - Jim Hodapp fixed the video playback so that it works on the Nexus 7 device. - Oliver Grawert pushed quite a few improvements for the ubuntu-session script, making a lot easier to customize and add support for the device pixel specifics by just creating a config file. More details available at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Porting#Screen_Pixel_Ratio.

The ports team was busy as well and many Ubuntu Touch ports received
updates. Some of them regularly and daily (just like the normal images
on cdimage.u.c). Newly added ports are:
 - LG Optimus L9
 - HP Touchpad
 - SGS III (Qualcomm TMO)

Also make sure to check https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices, as the list of supported devices keeps growing almost in a daily basis :-)

Thanks to everyone involved at this awesome project, and for putting so much effort to improve the image and also extending the device support list.


Ubuntu Touch runs on tablets, phones and other devices. We are open to
suggestions, fixes and new crazy ideas. If you want go get involved,
please get in touch: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Contribute

Ricardo Salveti de Araujo