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[Official announcement] Early access to SailfishOS releases [released]

asked 2015-02-03 15:47:03 +0300

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updated 2015-02-03 22:46:25 +0300

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We've been testing pushing early updates to a small group of opt-in users for update9 and the connectivity hotfix. This went well so we're going one step further and making each software update available for opt in approximately one week before releasing it. We mainly expect this to be useful for developers and technically minded users who can handle potential problems (eg if you don't know how to do a backup and a restore then it may not be for you)

We hope this is a step towards more community integration into our release process. This helps us to improve quality by identifying critical issues which only show up in certain environments or device setups before rolling the update out to the larger crowd. As an added bonus it provides a window for developers to test their applications on new releases.

In the long term it should help us to establish a developer program with early release candidate access for registered developers, and to have more community involvement in platform development.

The first detail we're hoping to learn from this is how can we gather feedback from a large audience in a reasonable way.

Details about the early access update in short:

  • The early release access is meant primarily for advanced users, and/or developers
  • To sign up for the program there is a checkbox in the Jolla accounts profile page
  • Sign up is required only once, it's then valid for all later releases
  • If you choose to opt out from the early access program just uncheck the box in the account profile page
    • After that you will not receive future early access releases. Note that any installed early-access release will not be downgraded
    • The only way to downgrade from early access releases is to do a factory reset after removing the sign up check from your account profile
  • Early access releases should be considered "stable". Issues found during that period will either be fixed, or added to "known issues" on the release notes
  • Signing up for the early access releases will not void warranty
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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by r0kk3rz
close date 2015-09-14 13:08:38.770949


How can I check for opt-in? There is no checkbox shown in my Jolla Account profile settings...

lupastro ( 2015-02-03 15:55:24 +0300 )edit


coderus ( 2015-02-03 16:01:05 +0300 )edit

@coderus, @lupastro: Check your box now :p

eric ( 2015-02-03 16:03:33 +0300 )edit

it's here now, thanks. will we recceive every RC before release, or only some of them?

coderus ( 2015-02-03 16:04:51 +0300 )edit

@coderus as I tried to explain, for now only some reasonably stable RC close to release. We'll evaluate the results after each update, though. This is just a point needed to get started with the whole early access thing.

Aard ( 2015-02-03 16:11:10 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-08-20 11:29:16 +0300

Nirkus gravatar image

on, after entering the Jolla account credentials, the dialogue says "creating account..." instead of "signing in...". Also, when failing to authenticate the Jolla acount, it says "failed to create" instead of "faied to authenticate".

As it actually signs in to the Jolla account instead of creating it, this seems to be just a UI issue.

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Just an idea, post bug reports as individual posts, see for example this post: bug-reports-posted-as-answers. Makes it easier to find them and track them.

About the issue, I have the same thing with the latest stable (1.1.6.).

raketti ( 2015-08-20 11:36:16 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-02-22 18:16:23 +0300

KulspetsP gravatar image

I have problem with backup. When loaded new update phone asked to make backup. It never did it. I shut down that window and get update loaded and installed. Still when I go to backup, there are only that circle that means loading and after while on the upper side of screen comes notice "settings are not responding, wait or close".

And now phone has start to shutdown. Always when Android Facebook app is open. I have to press power button. The previous software update closed all opened apps by itself. But that is now remarkably decreased.

When I updated I didn't remember to disable Warehouse repositories...

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you probably need to create separate question for this

virgi26 ( 2015-02-22 19:31:13 +0300 )edit

After selecting upgrade, my phone is not booting back. My phone charger is connected.

TheOwlEye ( 2015-10-22 19:31:09 +0300 )edit

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