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How can I download and bugfix a system app?

asked 2014-03-21 12:27:17 +0300

Ragnar Kurm gravatar image

updated 2014-07-25 13:15:50 +0300

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I discovered and reported a critical bug quite some time ago. No response so far from developers. I decided to attempt to fix it myself. So I would like to ask where can I download truly open source code for a system app? More specifically - don't know exact name of the package, could be Phone or Contacts. The app that actually takes a number from contacts and gives it to a communication processor for actual dialing.

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answered 2014-03-21 12:35:43 +0300

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If memory serves me well, that application is one of the closed source components of Sailfish, for anything else, I'd download the SDK and start from there. Generally speaking, middleware is all open source, then Nemo components and so on. Browser has relatively recently been open sourced as well.

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Thank you about suggesting SDK. I have SDK, but it has no system apps. What can I do? I have reported a critical bug long ago (cannot call some numbers). Service provider has notified Jolla. No fix in recent update ( No comment from developers. No chance to fix closed truly open-source source myself. What can I do? Get a new phone to make a phonecall? Sorry, I'm a frustrated over this.

Ragnar Kurm ( 2014-03-21 12:49:02 +0300 )edit

Ragnar Kurm: the bug that you linked in your question seems to be fixed in, moreover, there seems to be a workaround: add a contact with the service number that you wish to call and use that contact. Doesn't that work for you? Isn't the bug fixed? It may be worth reopening the question that you linked if this isn't the case.

gabriel ( 2014-03-21 12:59:49 +0300 )edit

No, no. There are actually 2 bugs which are similar. One is related to hash, the other is related to asterisk. the hash-bug was fixed, asterisk was not. See my most recent comment(s) on this, (click more comments).

Ragnar Kurm ( 2014-03-21 13:11:22 +0300 )edit

ok, so I suggest that the conversation continues there and the question is reopened - as for this particular one, you can't fix a closed source component, only open source ones. If one question relates to 2 bugs that are similar, perhaps it's time to open a new one and separate the 2 issues so that we avoid confusion too.

gabriel ( 2014-03-21 13:18:16 +0300 )edit

As you suggested, I created new ticket for that. Therefore probably no need to reopen original question.

Regarding downloading source for other system apps - it is not possible? There are numerous bugs...

Ragnar Kurm ( 2014-03-21 13:43:23 +0300 )edit
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