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SailfishOS Core + OpenSource UI

asked 2016-07-24 14:18:37 +0200

kat6 gravatar image

updated 2016-07-24 14:23:06 +0200

According to the schematic at the end of the sailfishos about page, the core is almost fully open source. While the UI is not.

I do not know how appropriate this question is for this forum, but I want to know if anyone has used this core and put an extant open-source UI (say, from plasma-mobile) on top? What are the obstacles to doing this? Are there any open-source UIs available?

I ask this because I just joined this forum, and upon browsing, a lot of posts are about the non open-source nature of the UI & Silica. I understand that there are a lot of hurdles to turning the UI open-source, and I am hoping jolla will be able to stand on its own feet and turn all of it open-source soon. My question stems from me wondering why no one has done this.

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Open source is the only guarantee against hostile actors using proprietary code to spy on the user. Jolla needs to bite the bullet and show its code has no exploitable insecurities.

richardski ( 2016-07-25 10:52:03 +0200 )edit

Also discussed at https://together.jolla.com/question/37605/alternate-ui-possibilities/ (mostly about Nemo Glacier).

luen ( 2016-07-26 00:34:29 +0200 )edit

@luen Thanks for that link! It is very nice to know that the community is taking up such projects.

kat6 ( 2016-07-26 12:04:51 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-07-24 14:20:55 +0200

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nemomobile would be the first answer that comes to mind; I have no idea on the status of the project tho.

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It has been quiet for a while now, but I have been active WRT creating nemo distribution for eg. C.H.I.P and various other devices. UI is developed more slowly though, currently initial attempts are being made to scale the UI.

locusf ( 2016-07-24 15:09:42 +0200 )edit
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