Active projects?

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Active projects?

Postby khz » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:39 am

Are there any active projects working on it?
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Re: Active projects?

Postby folderol » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:15 am

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Re: Active projects?

Postby lilith » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:26 am

What kind of projects?
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Re: Active projects?

Postby khz » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:29 pm

lilith wrote:What kind of projects?

Linux Powered Mobile Devices

There was once (is there still?) Ubuntuphone. At the moment I only know Debian - Librem 5 Mobile.
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Re: Active projects?

Postby d.healey » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:54 pm

Linux Powered Mobile Devices.

Interesting way to phrase that. You know Android uses the Linux kernel right? I think you mean a mobile device running a GNU operating system, correct?

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Re: Active projects?

Postby 42low » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:23 pm

To bad the Ubuntuphone project died.
Although i still had my doubts if everything ever would work. You can say what you want from (for instance) watsap about privacy and so (and i will agree 8) ), but for me in my life in my country you can't do without. But watsap wasn't available for Ubuntuphone and it isn't willing to communicate with other apps, so it didn't look like it would ever work under GNU. Fun to have signal, but no one in my surroundings has it so what good does it for me?

Apps are getting more and more part off society, and i don't think they will step into a GNU. What we experience with linux4computer already.
I wish there was a good linux phone with all practically needed possibilities, but i'm afraid this will never be.

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Re: Active projects?

Postby khz » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:40 pm

Android is hardly Linux anymore. Possibly Android is a broken (Google) Linux. IMHO
Also listed separately. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_operating_systems#Unix_or_Unix-like
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Re: Active projects?

Postby d.healey » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:05 pm

The librem looks like the best option out there and will support HTML5 apps. A lot of apps on Android and iOS are hybrid apps built with phonegap, ionic, or pure cordova and can easily be recompiled as HTML5 apps so hopefully when it launches it won't take too long to have a decent supply of apps. It would be good if they spoke to the F-Droid guys about making a similar app store for Librem.

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Re: Active projects?

Postby 42low » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:32 pm

khz wrote:Android is hardly Linux anymore.

+1 If it was i wouldn't wish for a good linux phone :mrgreen:

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Re: Active projects?

Postby khz » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:45 pm

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Re: Active projects?

Postby 42low » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:59 am

I forgotten which one KHZ, and the weren't linux, but i've heard from alternative smartphone OS's which do work. With pleasant reviews.
The site i discussed this on is down at this moment so can not look it up right now. Later, ok?

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Re: Active projects?

Postby khz » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:22 am

Very gladly.
I'm still a person who doesn't own a mobile, so this is all new territory for me.
I would find a good, free (as in freedom) (Linux) operating system very interesting. There are relatively many mobile operating systems.
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Re: Active projects?

Postby 42low » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:28 am

I hate android too.
Just tried a db-testing app which said it would use the recordings of the sounds you tested. Deleted it again immidiatly.

But i frustrate android which is hard to pass.
I use as less as possible apps.
I try to use as less as possible G-apps. No maps but osm, no standard browser but firefox with scriptblockers (yes, on smartphone!), no search but duckduckgo, and so on.
And simply don't post the pics of you nude on it. :mrgreen:
You can't totally avoid privacy-grabbing nowadays. This monster exists. For instance what you type on this forum is pissible registered too (metadata etc.).
But you can frustrate it and control what and/or were.

So don't be to scared to get one. It sure has neat usefull bennefits. But use you brains with it.

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Re: Active projects?

Postby gimmeapill » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:03 am

Adding https://postmarketos.org/

postmarketOS (pmOS), is a touch-optimized, pre-configured Alpine Linux that can be installed on smartphones and other mobile devices. The project is at very early stages of development and is not usable for most people yet.


postmarketOS is developed in the spirit of regular Linux distributions, so there's no problem in having multiple phone interfaces and let the user choose. We have KDE's Plasma Mobile, LuneOS UI, Hildon, MATE, XFCE4 and i3wm packaged so far.

Furthermore postmarketOS will not impose arbitrary restrictions on you. Use the apps from any ecosystem you want (even desktop software). With Alpine's simple package format, you do not need more than a bit of Linux knowledge to package your favorite programs (assuming that they run on Linux already).


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