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Sailfish updates to Aqua Fish [answered]

asked 2016-07-25 19:09:20 +0200

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updated 2016-12-09 13:37:38 +0200

Will the Aqua Fish get updates from Jolla as and when they are released, or will it go through Intex and have a time lag?

EDIT: Additionally, is there any way for us to know what changes Intex makes? Also, are these restricted to the 'customer-intex' repository?

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Hope updates will be delivered by Jolla directly

bhavin192 ( 2016-07-25 19:39:06 +0200 )edit

Good Question! An official word would be reasuring. It is highly likely that you will get similar or even the same updates as Jolla C. The only differences are Super Apps, some localized apps and the specs tell about different band support. Jolla Tablet, Phone and C running is another hint that all updates will be "the same" for all official Sailfish devices.

mosen ( 2016-07-25 19:40:23 +0200 )edit

From what I've seen from reviews on youtube, the only additional 'Super App' as of now, is an online music streaming app called Gaana. If the updates come through Intex, there is the additional possibility that the AquaFish will accumulate bloat over time. Apart from being undesirable, it would also lead to delaying of updates more and more. I really hope this is not, and will not be the case.

kat6 ( 2016-07-25 19:51:42 +0200 )edit

Super apps are Android apps, (according to what I have read somewhere) Let's wait for an answer

bhavin192 ( 2016-07-25 20:05:15 +0200 )edit

On my main computer I run a linux distribution. The software manager uses the same package format as sailfish phones - RPM. The packages are available from download places called repositories. Those are divided into channels. Each channel can be activated separately.

As sailfish devices spread around the globe there needs to be channels for specific groups of users. Geography and language are more or less obvious reasons but development and games more might also need channels. A way to turn off Android apps would be something I would look for myself.

Another idea to steal from other linux distributions is mirrors. This simply means that the repositories are copied in many places around the world. Channels could be mirrored by partners (like Intex), by other companies (like ISPs) or even universities. If one repository shuts down then there are others.

The hard part will be the commercial or otherwise restricted packages. That needs some serious thinking.

vattuvarg ( 2016-07-26 00:37:56 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-08-06 10:55:30 +0200

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This was discussed in a recent community meeting. According to Vesa-Matti Hartikainen, Program Manager at Jolla:

"We target to make updates available together with Intex."

"The updates would come from Jolla, but it will be collaboration with Intex."

"our target is to have SW as close as possible for all variants and phones."

Also, notably, the intex repository on aqua fish is managed by Jolla, so they are able to manage and avoid conflicts with updates.


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thanks for adding it here!

kat6 ( 2016-08-06 14:28:36 +0200 )edit

Hi when can we expect that update ? Any possible date ?

skaich ( 2016-10-23 08:14:10 +0200 )edit

@skaich This is not about any particular update. It is about update policy. It just says that updates will always come straight from Jolla and that they will be as similar to that on other devices as possible.

kat6 ( 2016-10-23 20:20:52 +0200 )edit

For the sake of completeness:

Jolla's community manager James Noori (@james) wrote the following in the comments of the blog post 'Sailfish OS Fiskarsinjoki available now':

Updates to partner devices (like Aqua Fish) are distributed once our partners’ testing has approved it. Our aim is to have the public software update available to all devices at the same time. Early access is unfortunately not available for partner devices. However, the final version will be available after their testing and approval.

Alex ( 2016-12-09 11:12:39 +0200 )edit

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