To all of you who have backed the Librem 5 project, however long you have been with us: thank you for joining us. It has been a long and difficult journey to build a freedom- and privacy-respecting phone like the Librem 5. While the end of this journey is in sight, we aren’t quite there yet. Here is more 📱
Shape Shifting Computer in your hands, Powered by Convergence and PureOS. Take a look and share!📱 💻
When my Librem 5 finally comes, maybe it will be even better, but I got tired of waiting and got a mid tier Pinephone. Flashed Mobian on it right away. It is quite good, easily the best phone I've ever had and fully (maybe with a bluetooth keyboard) a laptop replacement. This is largely thanks to Phosh, but the Pinephone is dutifully supportive if occasionally sluggish
I dropped my pinephone pretty hard last week and since then it has been freezing up and I have to hard reboot it, so this is coming at a good time!
I ordered my L5 on February 1, 2019. If I read the table correctly, the production run for my phone has been completed!!!
Phosh has a new optional feature that uses the light sensor to switch to a high contrast theme whenever it detects you are in direct sunlight. Very cool, especially since it also applies to the lock screen and all GTK apps too. #Librem5
Small question to the #mobileLinux crowd here (and especially #Mobian people on #PinePhone):
since the @mobian update around June 26, USB tethering suddenly started working on PP <= 1.2 (UBPorts Edition).
This was amazing news for me since I have a 1.2 and *never* managed to get the USB network working on any distro before.
However, what leaves me a bit frustrated is that I've no idea what changed, what fixed it... would anyone know (or know where I could look)?
I just installed the latest Postmarket OS (with Phosh) on a Pinephone and goodness they have come a long way.
The OS is basically usable. Which is amazing on such an underpowered device.
Also, convergence worked for me for the first time :) And yeah, I could easily use this with Helix Editor + git for development work on the go. (Keep in mind my daily dev machine is a 16-core desktop with 64GB RAM. So, no, it’s not the same experience. But is it usable? Heck yes.)
Our project is funded by people like you, and we need about $130 USD for an Apple developer account and Google Play Store account to publish the Live app (and eventually the main app!)
PSA: If you're using #mobian and #chatty is crashing for you because it cannot find libjabber.so, please either grab the latest version from unstable (should migrate in a few days) or adjust LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to the new multilib purple plugin directory,
see https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=1011166 for more information
Write Freely is another type of server on the Fediverse
Its focus is entirely on long form text posts, so things like articles, essays, stories etc. It has a very minimalist interface which aims to be as distraction-free as possible, so that it's easier for readers to actually read.
You can follow Write Freely accounts from Mastodon etc because they are both on the Fediverse.
There are official apps at https://writefreely.org/apps
You know the amazing https://mobile.twitter.com/biktorgj who singlehandedly created a nearly-FOSS userland modem firmware for the #pinephone and #pinephonepro ? He supports the community, is incredibly stubborn, err, persistent, in the face of a weird modem and regularly improves the firmware. You can even tell your phone modem to remind you to buy milk now via SMS. He likes coffee and we think he deserves some as a token of gratitude 😍! Pour him one ☕ https://ko-fi.com/biktorgj