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Re: [trinity-users] Re: [tentative] success!

From: dep <dep@...>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:19:32 -0400

On June 26, 2018 4:45 PM, deloptes <deloptes@...> wrote:

> dep wrote:
> > there's a world of configuration to do yet (font sizes are all over the
> > place, for instance), but at this moment i have ttinity desktop
> > environment running usefully on the gpd pocket computer, and everything i
> > have tried works! this may be a first, though that could be because i'm
> > the only one on the list foolish enough to try it.

> do you mean the gemini board?

no -- until a whole lot of stuff gets sorted out with the gemini it won't be able to run trinity. the only wm that works at all well on gemini is kwin, and the only reliable desktop for the device is lxqt. everything else doesn't support the acceleerated video, such as it is, and is deadly slow (as in libre office: type a character. wait. character eventually appears. type next character . . .) it is alleged that the phone works, except for the audio part, which some of us find important in making and receiving telephone calls. i think the best hope for a non-googledroid gemini will be in sailfish -- the only linux distribution that doesn't run linux apps.

> I think you qualify to be the first doing smart phone with trinity :D (joke)

it was brief and painful. unlike the gpd pocket that as i write this is upgrading from ubuntu 17.10 to ubuntu 18.04. but it's not a phone. it's a very small notebook computer with an intel chip and 8 gigs of memory, though only 128 gigs of storage; (and i remeber getting my first 1-gig drive and thinking i would never fill it up, and how i would certainly never unironically use the phrase "only 128 gigs of storage.) it's a full unix workstation the size of a small paperback book.

>  I guess most of us do not have such a thing. In fact I try to not buy things
> I do not need for sure ... each such thing means less time and need to
> care .. and there is enough around already.

i'm guilty of doing that from time to time, but in this case i actually do need a good portable device -- i need to ship pictures, captions, and stories from news events to the newspaper office on deadline, and not carting around a notebook machine will be easier both on me and on the notebook -- need something that fits in a jacket pocket. once i get the gpd gadget configured, i'll get a 4G dongle for it. and that should solve the problem until the gemini's development is farther along. the gpd is about twice the size of the gemini.

though doing all this *is* fun.


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