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Re: Is Ubuntu Phone and Unity dead?


Dear Jan NeoTheThird and everybody making this happen,

Thank you guys.

Like almost everybody on this list, I feel frustrated and betrayed by Mark
and Canonical. Differently from you, guys, I am just an end user. I am not
able to write two single lines of a software, not even in BASIC. For years
I have been using Ubuntu and just Ubuntu. No dual boot. When I had the
chance to help Ubuntu to develop UT, I was among the first ones to get a BQ
4.5 and to abandon N$A/C1A/Mi 5 phones. It was very clear that it was an
experimental device, but I was eager to have linux also in my (only) mobile
phone. When BQ M10 appeared, it was promoted as THE convergence tool and I
bought one too (unfortunately, it was clear since day 1 that Canonical was
not telling the truth and that the tablet was anything but a final product.
It was never able to substitute my computer. By the way, what does Mark
suggests us to do with those gadgets? Is he offering any reimbursement?).

So, I am happy and appreciate the fact that you guys have decided to move
on with this project. I can't thank you enough. Please, accept my
acknowledgement and let me know if and how a physician like me can help.

Best regards,

Giovano Iannotti

2017-04-10 14:39 GMT+02:00 NeoTheThird <neo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> 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.
>>> Jan
>> 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.
>>         matthias
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