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asked 2015-10-09 21:59:43 +0200

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updated 2018-12-03 23:14:38 +0200

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Just got the tablet, wunderbar! However the choice of applications seems to be smaller on tablet than on the phone and I was not able to install Openrepos Warehouse despite my allowing untrusted software. Has someone been able to install Warehouse?

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answered 2016-03-20 16:07:58 +0200

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There is a version of Warehouse built for the tablet:

I haven't tried it yet. It's not published by basil, the author says that although it basically works, it doesn't filter apps by architecture. In other words, you'll see all the non-x86-applications listed and only realize you cannot install them because there's no 'install' button for 'ARM only' packages. At least that's what I understood.

At least it's a start.

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It's exactly that. It works but you have to do a lot of hunting (enabling repositories to see if the button appears) for what is actually available. Most work is keeping track of which repositories are actually used and disabling the other ones.

velox ( 2016-03-20 20:15:40 +0200 )edit

Easier way: Open in the browser. If the app has a i486.rpm, it's installable on the tablet.

Rolfa ( 2016-03-20 20:41:18 +0200 )edit

You'd have to manually keep track of updates as well when downloading manually – either way isn't exactly ideal but both are manageable.

velox ( 2016-03-20 21:21:14 +0200 )edit

@velox I think the idea was to manually search in the browser but install via warehouse, thus having the repo enabled for updates.

ossi1967 ( 2016-03-20 21:46:10 +0200 )edit

@ossi167 I have made a little list to ease browsing available apps: github gist

velox ( 2016-04-17 19:10:04 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-10-09 22:17:03 +0200

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The Warehouse app cannot currently be installed because it is made for the Arm Processor in the phone. The tablet runs an x86 processor. Hopefully the developer will implement x86 support.

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Same applies for most apps. The packages need to be rebuilt for the tablet and then uploaded and approved by Jolla QA. I have not tried it (haven't got a tablet yet), but you can build the apps yourself using the source code and the SailfishOS SDK.

hwesselmann ( 2015-10-09 23:50:39 +0200 )edit

Brasil from OCR confirms that porting the app itself is the problem:

OpenRepos does support any architecture (including x86), and packages could be uploaded by publishers.

Unfortunately, I dont have Jolla Tablet yet, so I cannot test warehouse behaviour on real hardware. Jolla also does not provide any time frame for tablets to be shipped for IGG backers.

Warehouse for x86 will be released sometime in the future.

Currently Devs might upload the packages and you can download them manually.

dulog ( 2015-10-10 17:21:01 +0200 )edit
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