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Adopting abandoned apps?

asked 2018-12-04 22:45:23 +0300

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updated 2019-05-23 16:35:09 +0300

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Hello Sailors!

I stumbled across Picross in Jolla Store a few weeks back, but it didn't work at all. At some point a fatal bug had slipped in the release version, or something, but there was a patch for it already. I tested it and it worked - and I liked the game, too. I decided to fix the application properly and publish it, and ended up rewriting some parts of it.

This gave me an idea; are there any other community-provided applications that you would like to use, but are no longer maintained? Submit your suggestions in answers, and I see what I can do :)

Edit: This question was inspired by Sailfish Devember, so make sure you check out that, too!

Edit: About Web browsers: As much as I'd like to create an awesome browser, I don't have the resources. The are many Qt WebEngine (or was it WebView?) based browsers already, and adding one more benefits no one. Chromium or Gecko based browser would make more sense, but that would be even more massive task. Jolla might soon start tackling this issue, and they know it needs to be resolved sooner that later. In the Sailfish 3 day video it was said that Jolla keeps an eye on the matter and Chromium might be the way to go - which I think is not a bad choice at all.

How are the projects progressing, you ask?

  • YTplayer: 0.6.6 released on OpenRepos (20.5.2019)
    • Quota issue finally fixed! Thanks for help, tworaz!
    • [New] automatically updating youtube-dl
    • [New] support light ambiences
  • SailKino: major UI rework done and released (25.2.2019)
  • CountMe 2: Screen blanking prevention added. (12.2.2019)
  • Picross 2: Updated welcome screen, translations added. (12.2.2019)
  • CarBudget: Pushed layout fixes to condo4, hopefully he still updates the app... (11.2.2019)
  • Battery Buddy: Version 1.2 pushed to Harbour (11.2.2019)
  • Daedalus: It compiled and ran almost out-of-the box!
  • SMPC: Not started yet.
  • PhoneHook: Not started yet, but definitely on my list :)
  • Call Flasher: In consideration. It may be possible, but the results may be poor. Looking at it later this year.
  • Squeeze UI: In consideration. It's hard to test this, as I don't have a Squeebox...
  • File Browser (although it is not abandoned): I am implementing support for other applications to open files and folders in the application. Serious nerd snipe at the moment! Need to learn D-Bus first...
  • Swipe URL in browser toolbar right/left in order to go back/forward - updated to latest sailfish, forked, with pull request, also released on OpenRepos
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Even abondend apps on OpenRepos that with some TLC may find their way in the Jolla store?

JSEHV ( 2018-12-04 23:51:04 +0300 )edit


Direc ( 2018-12-05 00:42:35 +0300 )edit

These two I miss:


Call Recorder:

kaari ( 2018-12-05 03:05:57 +0300 )edit

I miss "Daily Comics" from tardypad on OpenRepos:

Code is here:

And maybe you can improve it by enabling users to edit and fix the comics definitions/urls.

melg01 ( 2018-12-05 06:25:53 +0300 )edit

Daedalus Musicplayer:

In my eyes the best player for SailfishOS, but unfortunately no longer able to get/display album information since Sailfish

dyraig ( 2018-12-05 10:10:40 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-02-24 12:47:09 +0300

Malakay gravatar image

Hi, I would really appreciate if someone adopts Fast Dial app, because creator abandoned it and there is no replacement for fast dialling in Sailfish 3 :( Another one is ClubCode, which stores clubcard codes and there is no neccesity to store all card in my wallet :)

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rgrnetalk: Great :) Thank you :) problem with this app is that you scan codes, but after closing app it forgets all saved codes. Only thing I know is that last version of SFOS where it was working correctly was Nurmonjoki. I am looking forward for an update in Storeman, good luck :)

Malakay ( 2019-03-02 13:32:43 +0300 )edit

so, how does it look like? :) just curious :)

Malakay ( 2019-03-07 20:28:19 +0300 )edit

I stopped because of all the 'motivating' comments... But I found out that there's a working version available at

rgrnetalk ( 2019-05-20 08:38:25 +0300 )edit

why "motivating comments"? but solved already with ade, I already made czech translation for him :)

Malakay ( 2019-05-26 00:15:26 +0300 )edit

and what about fast dial?it definitely needs some button for instant refreshing contacts, not working automatically like older sfos versions.

Malakay ( 2019-05-26 00:16:30 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-03-02 21:21:17 +0300

Guillaume L. gravatar image

SAILBOX -- Sailbox is not working anymore. It was a very decent native Dropbox client. I miss using it.

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A lot of Dropbox functionality is covered with existing file browsers, or the SFOS share DropBox plugin. What extra DB functionality is missing?

pmelas ( 2019-03-07 13:57:08 +0300 )edit

I use File Browser 1.7.3 from the official store, and I don't have any Dropbox integration in it. Which file browsers include Dropbox integration?

The main feature that I miss is being able to browse the files in my Dropbox and generate a share URL that I can easily copy/paste to send via email.

Guillaume L. ( 2019-03-07 14:23:26 +0300 )edit

cargo dick feim ooenrepos supports dropbox

pawel ( 2019-03-07 15:15:23 +0300 )edit

the suggested file browsers can do all the operations you need, I am not sure if you can create share links though.

pmelas ( 2019-03-07 18:35:57 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-03-12 16:19:59 +0300

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updated 2019-03-13 03:20:58 +0300

pawel gravatar image

can we vote for patches too ?

just found out that the most important patch is unmaintained and cornerman is looking for an substitute (code is on github)

i'm talking of course about NO HOME CAROUSEL

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NO HOME CAROUSEL still works on

kuba77 ( 2019-03-12 18:49:53 +0300 )edit

@kubba77, that does not change the fact that you have to enable dev mode in order to install it and that cornerman left sfos at least 8 months ago

pawel ( 2019-03-13 03:21:53 +0300 )edit

One has to enable Patchmanager's "Developer mode" for many Patches, even (more or less) maintained ones, because Patch authors miss to update the list of SailfishOS versions a Patch is compatible with (when new SailfishOS versions are released, but the Patch does not need to be adapted to them).

olf ( 2019-03-13 03:31:07 +0300 )edit

well reordering apps does not work anymore with that patch..

pawel ( 2019-03-13 09:52:51 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-03-13 07:45:48 +0300

jjjhhhppp gravatar image

One application that I used a while back but hasn't received any updates is the telegram-desktop client. The version on openrepos still works but crashes a fair bit.

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Please check out Depecher. I use and it works kinda very well :)

Direc ( 2019-03-28 16:27:24 +0300 )edit

Then again, I could try compiling it again fro sources and see what happens...

Direc ( 2019-05-07 10:29:49 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-03-13 16:00:28 +0300

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A native foursquare client for checkins. It had quite complete functionality however it seems that the "Nearby" page gets stuck forever without returning nearby locations.

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answered 2019-03-25 12:52:52 +0300

monkeyisland gravatar image

Hi after Update to Dolphin Keyboard is broken.

I wrote a report in but no reponse so far. :(

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AFAICS Dolphin Keyboard has been a candidate for this list for long (i.e., it seems to be unmaintained for a long time).

olf ( 2019-03-25 22:41:25 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-01-17 22:07:19 +0300

Malinux gravatar image

Make rutefisk work again. It's available from jolla store, but is not available from

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answered 2019-03-07 12:42:34 +0300

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updated 2019-03-07 12:47:50 +0300

Does anyone know where I can find LUX ? Its a flashlight app I have installed on J1.However, it seems I can't find it anywhere on the internet including openrepos.


And I need to know if it is possible to transfer the app(or the app files) from my J1 to my XA2.

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Maybe a silly guestion, but why not use native flashlight switch from top menu? I'm not familiar with Lux thou.

mSorvisto ( 2019-03-07 13:03:39 +0300 )edit

I think it has become obsolete because the way to toggle the flashlight has changed. in the j1 you had to write a file, but that way was made impossible in one of the updates (some years ago). If the app uses the j1 way to toggle the flashlight, it won't work on the XA2. Hammerhead (aparently also abandonded) uses gstreamer, but nowadays you have a toggle in the standard settings.

rgrnetalk ( 2019-03-07 15:13:05 +0300 )edit

Yes; Android software binaries expose the flashligh to the OS in such way that gstreamer must be involved. It's really dumb in my opinion, but that's how Qualcomm has made it be...

Direc ( 2019-03-07 22:09:34 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-03-08 10:51:36 +0300

247 gravatar image

Don't know if it's abandoned or not but prostogram it's not working anymore and it hasn't been updated for ages, so i'll add prostogram or prostogram alpha to the request :)

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Yes, didn't saw that, thanks for pointing that out...

247 ( 2019-03-08 10:56:58 +0300 )edit
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