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Is anyone still using Sailfish ver 1.

asked 2016-09-15 15:38:04 +0300

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I was just wondering if anyone out there is still using a Sailfish version before 2. And if so what problems are they facing?

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I do, and I don't see problems that would convince me to go for 2.0. I'm not saying there are no issue either. What are your worries?

piero ( 2016-09-15 17:53:42 +0300 )edit

I use v2 but prefer the v1 look and feel so patching is needed to get all the old pulleys, button style and remorse items back, else no drawbacks.

J4ZZ ( 2016-09-15 20:56:36 +0300 )edit

@pero I was concerned that the operating system not getting security patches and app updates, included in system update, would lead to an unstable environment.

@J4ZZ I already use several patches. What patch do you use to get the swipe to lock functionality back?

pseudoscion ( 2016-09-16 10:15:15 +0300 )edit

@pseudoscion I use eugenio's restore swipe to lock patch see here Works flawless on Aurajoki

J4ZZ ( 2016-09-16 16:30:55 +0300 )edit

@J4ZZ just tried it again and it works now. Thanks.

pseudoscion ( 2016-09-16 17:52:29 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-09-20 13:43:04 +0300

NuklearFart gravatar image

i'm still using it. its ux is unique and just perfect, i have patchmanager installed for quick actions on eventsview. the only thing is that i have several reboots with random time intervals between it, sometimes 5 times a week and st just once in two or more weeks. since usinf ok board writing massages is more easy. the only andriod sw i use is a card game.

i like its feeling and usability, its just better

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hey, anything that could play nearly all video files? like the MXPlayer. I used LLS, it can't play MKV's probably (at least not on my AquaFish).

Satvik Chaudhary ( 2016-09-20 14:36:42 +0300 )edit

to be honest i dont use my phone to watch videos, so i dont know. for me the integrated vid player is enough and usually one is able to convert it before copy a vid

NuklearFart ( 2016-09-20 17:09:09 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-09-15 16:39:57 +0300

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I've started using Sailfish OS with Some years ago, I had a quick look into Sailfish OS 1.x on my old Galaxy Nexus, I think it was it but I'm not sure :D, but I quickly changed back to Android. Don't know why. Now, I have the J1 for more than 1 month and I don't want to miss it anymore. It's just perfect for me (for now, till next SailfishOS flagship) :)

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he meant software.

ApB ( 2016-09-15 16:55:37 +0300 )edit

Me too. Sorry for misleading.

Kromonos ( 2016-09-15 17:37:38 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-09-20 11:45:07 +0300

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I still use Sailfish 1. The only issue I have is that it becomes sluggish around 7 days of uptime. Also I have to rebalance BTRFS manually from time to time. Otoh I can live with that as I love the UI with swipe cover actions, events view easily reachable from everywhere and the home/lock-screen connection with the larger clock and lock-screen pulley available without having to lock the phone first.

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And I still have to live with It's actually quite annoying, if you have it, and was a software issue, since when I used SfOS v2 on the same phone I never had this problem.

Mohjive ( 2016-09-20 12:01:25 +0300 )edit

@Mohjive a lot of people mention the events view (the fact that it was "reachable from everywhere") as a difference between 1 and 2. I don't understand, it's still reachable from everywhere in 2.0. Can you explain please?

ossi1967 ( 2016-09-21 10:22:03 +0300 )edit

@ossi1967: The setting to have left swipe go to events view is not ergonomic for me and not an alternative. If you don't use that you have to minimize the current app and pull to the side to reach the events view in SfOS2. But the big difference is that in SfOS1 you can swipe up to the events view, scroll through it and then minimize it to get back to the app you had active before. There's no simple way to get back to the active app in SfOS2.

Mohjive ( 2016-09-21 11:45:59 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-09-20 16:20:25 +0300

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Please don't use outdated versions of any operating systems, unless you like getting your device hacked and all your data stolen.

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This is my worry, along with missing some useful os improvements. Basically I think it would be good for them to offer an option in the UI use the V1 gui or the V2 gui.

pseudoscion ( 2016-09-20 17:25:18 +0300 )edit

I can live with the data on my Jolla is stolen, if that's the price for using SfOS1 instead of SfOS2.

Mohjive ( 2016-09-20 22:33:00 +0300 )edit
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