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Re: Is Ubuntu Phone and Unity dead?


64bit and snaps are definitely on the whislist, but we're still working hard to get the fork up and running, before we can add or remove features, so don't expect us to have a working snap image out the door by tomorrow. :)

A hardware OEM partner would definitely be a dream come true, but that's a thing for the future. For now we will be supporting our existing ports (https://devices.ubports.com/#/) and the official devices (BQ, Meizu, Nexus 4). Some of the older devices might not be able to work with snaps and will stay in "legacy mode", but that remains to be seen.

Porting is the way we've been extending the reach of Ubuntu Touch (there are 1500+ devices running our images right now https://stats.ubports.com/) and we will continue to do so. As soon as our new and shiny snappified image hits the shelves, we will also continue porting to new devices, preferably beefy ones that can really make convergence shine.

<shameless self promotion> If you want to help, go to https://ubports.com/get-involved to find out how to join our community. If you want to pitch us a few bucks in order to help us finance a full-time dev, you can do that at https://www.patreon.com/ubports. Every $, €, £, etc helps! </shameless self promotion>

All the best,

Jan (NeoTheThird)

On 10.04.2017 13:43, Matthias Apitz wrote:
El día lunes, abril 10, 2017 a las 01:27:11p. m. +0200, NeoTheThird escribió:

Also Unity 7 is not going away *right now*. It will be maintained at
least until 2021 (End of life of 16.04) and may even stay in the repos
after that. But there will probably not be any new features.

As Fabio said, UBports will continue development on Ubuntu Touch. Also
Unity 8 will live on under the name Yunit. UBports and yunit.io will
collaborate to keep it alive, both on mobile and desktop devices.

Are there any plans in UBports re/ a 64-bit hardware and snap support?

In general, I think, without having some hardware OEM partner on board,
as it was (or is) BQ.com for Canonical, it will be very difficult (if
not impossible) to get more devices into the world and with them a
bigger user community.


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