From your editor
Hi people, how very nice to see you alla gain! Here's yet another edition of the bi-weekly UBports news letter. Again with nice bits of news news and some sweet stuff.This time a short edition simply because of high workload on another project. And next time seems to be equally bussy. But I promise I will make it up to you as soon as possible. Just not..., well..., today. Or next edition for that matter. But after that. I promise!
Anyway, sit back, grab hold of your favorite beverage (me currently filled to the brim with half a liter (is that a quarter of a gallon?) of Club Maté and an additional 300 CC of Sherry Coke Zero (I know, I am starting to feel like a chemical infested land fill) and listening to Equinoxe Infinity, from Jean Michel Jarre) and enjoy another episode of the UBports Newsletter.
In our community
On the GitLab page https://gitlab.com/ubports/development/project-management/-/blob/master/dev-sync-notes/20220906development-sync.txt you can read the notes of the last "Devsync" meeting. In there you will also find a link to a YouTube video that Ratchanan made titled: "Live coding, Experimental, UT 20.04: get Fairphone 4 "GSI" port to Focal's overlay store system". link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u_H-Kv6TY4.
It seems that some people have been working really hard on getting UT on Ubuntu 20.04 (aka Focal Fossa)!! This is of course amazing news! It seems that at least the following devices can boot 20.04.
Xiaomi Poco M3 (citrus)
OnePlus 6 (enchilada)
Xiaomi Mi A2 (jasmine_sprout)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (lavender)
Google Pixel 3a (sargo)
Volla Phone (yggdrasil)
Volla Phone X (yggdrasilx)
Sony Xperia X (suzu) (Llooks to be only non-Android 9+ device?)
As nice as this is, they are not yet completely there yet, but getting there! So, be carefull if you want to try this out. If you have one of these devices as an extra laying around, why not join in on the development effort?
Wait, there's more!
Our beloved development environment Clickable now also supports 20.04!
And if you want to learn to develop apps, we now have an online training that you can find at https://ubports.gitlab.io/marketing/education/ub-clickable-1/ , and even a book you can order it directly from lulu.com.
Speaking of training, a news training season is on its way! You can read all about it at https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-news-1/post/ubports-training-update-6-aka-0110-a-new-season-is-on-its-way-3862. And the whole training team has the following important message for you fine people:
This season we want to gather as much people as possible and get them to program their first Ubuntu Touch application. For this reason we like to get in touch with anybody interested in following the training.
We are aware that Module 1 (Getting your development environment up and running) can be difficult to finish. That's why we want to get in touch with people struggling with setting up their development environment.
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (soon we will use email@example.com, just not yet..)
Contact: Felix van Loenen
Feel free to contact us any time.
Besides that, we provide:
-> A written training.
-> Public app development sessions.
-> Personalised contact at any moment you wish.
So, if you have problems getting started with the application development training, you can get individual support. And if you like to join a training team because that is more fun, head over to https://0111.nl/trainingut and get started.