The Simplicity of Making Librem 5 Apps

"The Librem 5 makes its application development workflow extremely simple."

0.10.1 is out 🚀 :

Other changes will take some more time so let's release and fixes, updated translations and automatic built-in display rotation.

See above release notes for the full list of changes and contributors.

@linmob But you already can! Well, from the command line only, sure, but the kernel that allows it has been released to the users for a while now ;)


If you have a hard time calling me in the next days it's because we're reworking the way incoming calls are handled in / - so you can jump back and forth between locked and unlocked shell (please excuse the video quality). Now we need to fix make it look pretty.

Over the past 15 years of using #XMPP, I've seen many messengers come and go. People complain about the hassle of switching messengers, but many express a preference for the "simplicity" of gated gardens.... Do they count the cost of switching as well?

A truly sustainable messenger can only be a decentralized protocol, not just an app.

Learn how to join:

Optional: but if you think about setting up your own server:

@LittleJoeMuc Nope, I've only ever had one Kindle. Still have it - it's old, but it's "jailbroken" and still works fine as a reader, so there's no need to make it an organ donor :)

But from what I've seen on e-radionica forums it should be possible to get a displayless Inkplate, so I'd recommend getting in touch with them.

A few days ago I had an idea for a simple e-ink project and found Inkplate - an Open Hardware design with ESP32 and recycled Kindle displays.

Programmed it to wake up daily at midnight to download a PGM image over WiFi ( from a server which checks some stuff like trash collection schedule. Should last years on a single battery charge.

Check it out if you look for a super approachable way to build some e-ink stuff!

@Lofenyy @martijnbraam FYI, phosh just reads those settings the same way GNOME Shell does, so any guides on how to change these things via command line for GNOME Shell will also work for phosh.

@dukethereal Actually I just went to play with some knobs manually out of curiosity in rawtherapee - I guess another reason I shouldn't do that is that I'd always crank the saturation up to 11 :D

@Alexmitter @linmob @danctnix @PINE64 Long time ago - and since recently you don't need to switch to GLES with an env var anymore cause GTK4 does it as a fallback automatically now.

0.10.0 is out 🚀 :

Besides plenty of fixes can now be a agent (so location services can work) and has support for reboot/shutdown dialogs (which are used when e.g. gnome-software wants to reboot or when you shut down the system from the menu).

See above release notes for the full list of changes and contributors.


@dukethereal With some further (but still automatic) processing with dcraw and GIMP I got this. I don't even try to actually process photos manually; there are way too many knobs to adjust. I have the same problem with tone knobs on guitar effects - I lack the imagination needed to get out of local maxima :D

@dukethereal I used `dcraw -a -H 0 -q 3 -K black0.pgm kwiatek.raw` - so auto white balance, black frame subtraction and that's pretty much it.

(it's 8-bit 4208x3120 GRBG - and you'll probably notice autofocus phase pixels that we don't handle in any way just yet :))

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I know next to nothing about photography and made no manual processing, so someone with some knowledge will likely get a better photo. If you want to play with it, here's the RAW: + black frame:

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Autofocus support can't get soon enough - turns out that trying to take a focused macro shot with manual focus controlled by typing values into the terminal is kinda cumbersome 😂

...but spring is here, as seen by the camera!

@torbuntu @lowkeylone The wallpaper is set in a regular GNOME way - phosh gets it from the same place GNOME Shell does.

Here comes libadwaita! Read about our plans to make GNOME apps and GTK 4 even better, and about the future of libhandy:

@lowkeylone @mobian You don't need to watch for phosh CSS updates if you put your changes into `~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css` which GTK apps like phosh then pick up as an overlay :)

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