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Re: Is Ubuntu Phone and Unity dead?
Thank you guys for continuing this great OS for mobile. Heartily thanks.
Surely i was following UT on xda and ubports but now more actively. I was
so keep to seen UT on my Xperia phone.
Hope it will be on your road map. I m ready to put my phone on test.
I m not a developer but I will contribute in kind.
On Apr 10, 2017 20:00, "NeoTheThird" <neo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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:
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/
introduce yourselves to us. :)
All the best,
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.
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
>> 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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