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Re: Is Ubuntu Phone and Unity dead?


Why thank you. I should note that i am not the main brain in this project, i mainly help with community management, but i will let the others know. :)

I'm sorry to hear that you feel betrayed, i'm sure that was not Marks intention. Also remember that he spent millions pushing Ubuntu both on phones and desktop. If you're interested, i've written about my interpretation of this whole development on askubuntu: http://askubuntu.com/a/903251/624521

As of your M10 tablet: UBports will try to provide new images for all the former official devices, but we will not be able to make all of them run our future updates, due to hardware limitations. I won't make any promises right now, but the M10 tablet is a likely candidate to make the jump into "the next generation", so don't throw it out yet ;) If you feel like that suits your needs better, you can of cause go ahead and reflash the device with android, that's for you to decide.

To everybody who offered to help: That's very much appreciated. We don't have all the infrastructure to allow the community to find tasks up yet, but for now you can head over to https://forums.ubports.com/topic/177/welcome-to-the-ubports-community-introduce-yourself-here and introduce yourselves to us. :)

All the best,

Jan (NeoTheThird)

On 10.04.2017 15:14, Giovano Iannotti wrote:
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 <mailto: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/#/
    <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 <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 <http://yunit.io> will
            collaborate to keep it alive, both on mobile and desktop


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

        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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