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Pinephone with Sailfish OS?

asked 2019-06-07 12:28:01 +0300

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updated 2019-06-07 14:09:25 +0300

SailfishOS is listed as a partner project on Does this mean there could be an official port to the upcoming Pinephone? Maemo Leste and LuneOS (FOSS webOS) are both running on the device.

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One of the photos seem to be the security code selection for Sailfish OS.

vattuvarg ( 2019-06-07 12:52:30 +0300 )edit

I would like to have a phone like this...

tomas3000 ( 2019-06-07 13:01:40 +0300 )edit

Consider me interested.

LemD ( 2019-06-07 13:17:57 +0300 )edit

bye bye Sony, hello PinePhone. Would be great

dirksche ( 2019-06-07 17:25:24 +0300 )edit

PinePhone Wiki

davekelly ( 2019-06-07 21:54:32 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-06-07 13:47:09 +0300

ApB gravatar image

Don't know if it is going to be official but there was this on twitter:

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the open-source stack (upstream Linux kernel + Mesa open source 3D driver) is the very interesting part of this news (as opposed to yhe classic "special Linux kernel for Android + proprietary blob drivers from manufacturer + Jolla's libhybris hardware abstraction layer")

DrYak ( 2019-06-11 11:58:32 +0300 )edit

Its the old driver problem. If we could have everything open and in the kernel/mesa thats what all SFOS devices would use. Nothing that can be done about it. Its the chip manufacturers that are to blame.

ApB ( 2019-06-11 12:01:44 +0300 )edit

well luckily with the PinePhone there's the Lima reverse engineered driver (for Mali).

And on an un-related question, there are news that AMD is considering licensing the notoriously open-source friendly Radeon cores to ARM embed CPU manufacturers.

(...again. As Qualcomm's Adreno (note the anagram :-P ) is the acquisition of ATI's previous Imageon foray into embed, back when ATI was still a separate company, pre-AMD merger)

DrYak ( 2019-06-11 12:07:44 +0300 )edit

@DrYak the rumors say that samsung will license them. BIg if true but we still don't know the details. Might not be open.

Also. Apart from the GPUs stuff like modems don't have open drivers.

ApB ( 2019-06-11 12:27:00 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-06-11 10:49:09 +0300

sunburnedpenguin gravatar image

This is a way better match for Sailfish than Sony! Jolla, when can we purchase a license??? ;)

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Why is the PinePhone a better choice than a Sony?

vattuvarg ( 2019-06-11 12:04:08 +0300 )edit

Because Pine64's philosophy is about openness, choice, community. I thought Jolla's was as well, or am I wrong?

sunburnedpenguin ( 2019-06-11 12:12:10 +0300 )edit

I was just curious, so thank you for answering.

vattuvarg ( 2019-06-11 12:39:49 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-06-07 20:45:52 +0300

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updated 2019-06-07 20:46:44 +0300

Does anyone know whats behind the nemo/glacierUX?

Is it just some "old" version of mer/SFOS or is it SFOS3 with an open source UI?

Multiwindow on glacier ux

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yeah its basically the latest sailfish with an open source homescreen and a few apps

r0kk3rz ( 2019-06-08 02:31:52 +0300 )edit
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