Debian 12 Soft Freeze Notes
Lomiri is being packaged for Debian so that it will end up in all Debian derivatives (like Ubuntu) that we use as base for Ubuntu Touch. Why is that? Debian has a social contract, which means that all derivatives will contribute to Debian and upstream projects. In the end they want everyone to benefit from their improvements. That’s the spirit!
This means that on the 12th February the Soft Freeze window closed. Currently Lomiri in Debian Bookworm feels too immature to ship in Debian 12. The Goal for Debian Bookworm (codename for Debian 12) is to:
• Run it as desktop environment
• Integrate well with Debian's base OS
Ongoing efforts for Lomiri in Debian 12 (to be resolved soon):
• Lomiri uses Ubuntu font will be replaced by Noto font
• Ayatana indicators need more love
◦ power indicator should be hidden if no battery attached to the system
◦ keyboard indicator shows wrong icon and is at wrong location
◦ network indicator does not seem to know about cable networks
◦ bluetooth indicator should be hidden if no bluetooth interface is available
So here comes a major call for help with testing and fixing issues specific to use cases of a Debian system for mainly Lomiri on desktop computers.
No malit keyboard / No sensorFW -> so right now it is not usable for tablet
Tablet support probably needs to be made available via Debian 12 backports at some later point of time.
Lomiri crashes on devices with USB keyboard whenever you unplug the keyboard.
Various app integrations need more love (camera not working, media-player/music-player apps need better testing, etc. pp.)
X11 app integration, "other Wayland apps" integration need more testing
When switching to a tty (text console), the displaymanager Lomiri kicks in after a while and launches a new session…
We need you help to fix the issues we outlined above. When you would like to help you can visit the Lomiri Telegram group