Chatty 5.0~beta is out!
This is the first Chatty released with integrated MMS support!
I’ve been making veiled comments about a situation in the Linux desktop community for a while, and I think it’s finally time to lift the curtain: https://blogs.gnome.org/christopherdavis/2021/11/10/system76-how-not-to-collaborate/
System76 has not been kind downstream, and they’ve made a habit of talking poorly about their upstream projects and then using that as a jumping point to market their own projects.
Recently flashed my #Librem5 with byzantium. And wanted to restore the data for the apps I use on the #librem5 (podcasts, rss feed, mastodon account, online radios, email). I simply copied the directories of those apps from my laptop home folder to the #librem5 home folder, and it was all there, and all the apps worked.
Yes, I know that for linux users the idea of syncing data across home folders is normal. But it still feels kinda cool to be able to do that between a laptop and a phone.
Making a #sip call from the #calls app on the #librem5 (and yes audio worked ;) ). This is still a development version of gnome-calls. And work still needs to be done to make it more user friendly and integrated with other components. But hey it is progress :D
Credits go out to: @devrtz that has been working to add #sip on gnome-calls. Also the account on the phone is an jmp.chat account, shoutout to them as jmp.chat is an awesome service :D
Notifications are coming to #phosh's lockscreen. Also in progress is different haptic/led feedback depending on the set notification category. The #phosh/#feedbackd side is mostly there and it works with #libnotify but needs changes in #glib to work with #GApplication too.
How to join Matrix rooms via XMPP and vice-versa?
A tutorial on using the matrix-xmpp bridge. Thanks to Ravi for writing this post for FSCI.
There are some rough edges to watch out for when you start using it and these are noted in the artcile.
"The month of April saw more advances on the software side, in particular where software integrates with the Librem 5 hardware. Check out our progress in camera, location services, and VoLTE support as well as an update on Librem 5 supply chain and the start of Librem 5 USA production”
Sneak Peek of the Next PureOS Release on the Librem 5
"With the next release of PureOS, code-named Byzantium, just around the corner, let’s give you a sneak peek of what you can look forward to."
All credit for the camera support goes to Dorota, Martin and Angus: https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/linux-next/-/issues/44#note_148408 @merge @purism
Using the CPU we take 300% of CPU time, using the VPU instead we take 10% (and even that can be optimized further). Using the VPU also saves ~1.5W of power. Thanks go to the #gstreamer and #linux kernel folks for making this possible!
Librem 14: Adding Librem EC, Freed Embedded Controller Firmware
"Starting with the Librem 14 laptop we are including fully liberated Embedded Controller (EC) firmware with all the source code available."
Plasma 5.21 is out and it is the prettiest thing ever. Check out the new wallpaper, the easy-to-use application launcher, the brand new system monitor, and dozens of other improvements that make 5.21 the ideal desktop for you.