Hi. I send the notes of the today BoF. Regards. Jathan
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Pushing Forward Debian Mobile BoF -Openmoco experience Difficulties to have again Debian on mobiles armel? (Doesn't affect Pyra, does affect zerophone because its core is raspberry pi) (going through the agenda from https://wiki.debian.org/Mobile/BoF201708): * Motivation * Software Freedom * (Security) Updates * usability for little scripts (always needs a full app) * better flexibility (Android is not Java-or-nothing) * access to software body (but UI adaptability is a big issue); still no good ODF editor on Android Audience scope is an issue -- whatever we come up with might not be suitable for everyday users. Sandboxing of an Android might be a topic. Which form factors are we talking about? Just phones? Tablets? How can we get improvements in touch interfaces to convertibles? (By the way: how accessible are the graphics modules on ARM to Free Software? It's easy for Intel-based GPUs) Other use case: Devices for employees when companies have extensive security requirements. * Hardware * What is based on armel is doomed (probably won't be official release in Buster, maybe not even in debports). Affects zerophone, openmoko * Devices that work well and are armhf based: * PocketCHIP (a PDA?) * Pyra (a game console with possibility of phone calls; to be ready by October) suffers from GUIs not being adapted to the input situation -- doesn't really need a "windowing" window manager or desktop environment An always-difficult topic is modems. * Android hardware has android kernels (old in terms of Linux) that were ported to it. Running pure debian (but with android kernel) can, in some situations, run X, but nothing radio-ish. (See Cascardo's work). Linaro is working on mainstream support for arm64 devices. Collabora has seen some parts of the Android graphics system into Linux. There is the PostMarketOS project; some work might be reusable between them and Debian. * Replicant, LineageOS * Installation * Document how to get root / how to unlock? LineageOS and Replicant already have that. * User Interfaces * DEs are pretty adaptable (Gnome 3, KDE), but applications are unadapted * Problem fields: * Small screen (usually easy, just use the keyboard, but sizes can be adapted) * often it's just drop minimum window sizes / make scrollable * Touch (harder -- making buttons bigger is insufficient) * Openmoko apps are still available? Also from N900 era (QML), Foxtrot/TangoGPS * Talk to upstream for patching: Might need user base to argue; coming from Debian might help. Openmoko applications still being around shows that devs are still here. * Having a few devices that are affordable and current (like OpenMoko was) would give as a good start for devs to hack on it. * Kirigami is KDE's approach to building applications that run on touch/smallscreen as well. * Could we have a Debian-style project that produces a Lineage-like distribution? Wouldn't even need to be out-of-Debian; wouldn't need to be Debian releases (Debian libhybris/Android in parallel to Debian GNU/Linux), work together w/ FDroid Android applications can be used in Debian (??; pabs).
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