Epic v Apple v Google matters to consumers
With modem and WiFi on I got 5h 34min, and with both off - 7h 45min. With final battery that should translate to about 9h and 12h respectively.
This progress comes mostly due to runtime power management improvements - we don't suspend the CPU! With WiFi on, the phone was reachable and ssh-able through all this time.
The newest game I've been working on, ODGŁOS, is finally available to play! A cute owl, the history of electronic music, shapeshifting snakes and intergalactic journeys inside the Polish Radio Experimental Studio - all in a stop-motion interactive story :) You'll need a browser, headphones and 30 minutes to spare. Have fun!
This is unmodified desktop Chromium straight from the Debian repositories.
Video decoding is unaccelerated yet, but 1080p videos seem to work well even without it (although power hungry a bit :)).
#phosh 0.3.0 is out: https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/phosh/-/tags/v0.3.0
Notifications can be persistent now thanks to zbrown, screen blanking/locking and haptic feedback are improved as is #i18n.
Balance top up of my prepaid sim card using #ppm (https://honk.sigxcpu.org/piki/projects/ppm/) on my laptop. Can happen on the #Librem5 once we have https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mobile-broadband/ModemManager/-/merge_requests/270 downstream.
Several years ago, a colleague told me an old war story about how he was asked to build a database of his colleague's notes from therapy sessions, so that their employers could secretly read them. I asked if he knew it was illegal, and he said yes. I asked if he refused the work, he said no. I asked if he told the authorities, he said no. He seemed to think this was all perfectly fine.
I still think about that conversation a lot.
The MIPI DSI host controller driver made it into linux-next: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/commit/?id=44cfc6233447cb2cf47aeb99457de35826a363f6 - more parts of the #librem5 's display stack are moving into place.