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Re: Ubuntu at MWC in Barcelona
On Fri, 2017-02-24 at 21:37 +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Rodney, three questions about that:
> The Fairphone 2 is, AFAIK, a 32-bit device. What will be shown at
> announced by Canonical, will this be snap or click based?
The FP2 port is like any other current device on UBports. It is the
same phone image base as all other current devices. There are currently
no snap based images for phones or tablets.
> The word 'image' for the thing the Community could build, hides some
> fundamental detail: At the moment we need some Android kernel parts
> control the hardware of the mobile device. Do you really think that
> there will be other images apart of the 'officially supported images'
> the near future?
An "image" in the snap world will just be a thing which contains a set
of default installed snaps, which you flash on a device. This means at
least the ubuntu-core snap, a kernel snap (which may be kernel +
android container bits, i'm not sure if the specific there have been
ironed out), and the unity8, mir, pulseaudio, cups, etc… snaps. It will
not be the same as how system images work today.
I see no reason why there couldn't be unofficial ports, and soon after
we have the details worked out on how to build those images and flash
them to devices.
> Why Canonical is not supporting the existing BQ E4.5 and E5 devices
> a new officially supported image and why you leave us alone (apart of
> security updates)
> and without any visible upgrade path, not even to a new hardware?
This is not something I am able to answer.
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