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Month: December 2017

Re: Re: Re: linux phone, ultra portable, the universe, and everything!

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:12:42 +0100
dep wrote:

> I thought that only Apple would produce a phone that would require you to
> buy a new car (and only Apple users would actually do it).

haha - it was actually bluez people made the descision and ( I had to do
with automotive industry in the past) I can tell you it is pretty hard to
cover all the differences and kind of implementations people do. I follow
bluetooth since maybe 10y and it is "the most misterious" project -
especially the older implementations. bluez5 tried to clean up things and
put order, but decisions collide with the past, such that new things work,
but old may be. However this does not change the experience from the past,
where some things worked and some didn't.

> I'm foolishly hoping that the Gemini device has a fairly normal Linux API
> so that just about anything can be downloaded and installed (or compiled
> and installed), preferably .deb-based. It has 4-gb of RAM and 64-gb of
> storage and a fast chip, so it should be able to run whatever is thrown at
> it, as long as there are drivers and the X is robust. (The discussion
> following the register story included a lengthy conversation about the
> Nokia devices, though I don't know if the N9 was mentioned.)

It was said that any linux would boot, so why not debian with TDE? Perhaps

> But now I'll look more closely at the Sailfish OS and the devices that run
> it. Fortunately, my Honda is 2004 and therefore won't work with anything!

As I said bluez4 on Sailfish works - perhaps buy used Intex Aquafish and try
it or just try the emulator and youtube to get an impression.

> Though I still hope to be the first person to get TDE running reliably
> with all its features on a telephone!

I'm not sure that the user interface is designed for a phone use - meego and
mer are. I wish I would have more time to learn a bit more Qt5 and the mer
framework. It is indeed high quality OS despite the hickups. IMO comparable
to iOS, but still a bit immature.