Has the Jolla Team been watching Warehouse for ideas

asked 2015-02-27 21:31:25 +0200

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updated 2015-03-03 11:41:03 +0200

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For the past few months, I have been checking out the patchmanager patches for Sailfish that have been (in very simple ways) adding richness to the UI and usability of my device. For those of you who don't know, patchmanager patches make modifications to QML (text) files that in turn have been great at adding a variety of useful features

One of the key submitters has been coderus who has submitted a multitude of amazing mods that have added very cool features to the UI.

Does the Jolla team intend on pulling any of these mods into the code base ?

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I like a number of the ones implemented by coderus as well. I hope his ideas are implemented by Jolla.

Aashish ( 2015-02-27 23:21:14 +0200 )edit

patch manager is a must have on jolla phone especially for control switches on notification centre

NuklearFart ( 2015-02-27 23:26:32 +0200 )edit

Patchmanager and the patches are a great way to tweak the phone. It really shows the benefits of an open device and open software. Power to the user :)

However, the SailfishOS updates often break things. Understandable, and I guess unavoidable. Usually I unapply patches before updating, to avoid problems. But the latest update from to I didn't, because the changelog didn't mention anything that was influenced by the patches I've applied. But the update broke so much I couldn't use the phone at first.

I'd like to see a mechanism in SailfishOS that would allow tools such as patchmanager to prepare/restore the device before a system update. A heads-up-feature for hacks.

Fuzzillogic ( 2015-02-28 01:50:14 +0200 )edit

If only the Sailfish UI was open source and developed in the open - Coderus and others could then just submit the patches to the upstream (Jolla) for inclusion, even if as optional features disabled by default. :)

Sure, the upstream might not accept all of the patches, but as all of the source would be available and almost always up to date (open development) the patches could be continually rebased and there would be no breakage on updates (this would be similar to what out of tree Linux kernel features like BFS do).

MartinK ( 2015-02-28 12:32:02 +0200 )edit

I really appreciate these patches, too. Maybe Coderus should send an application to Jolla. :-)

Benjamin ( 2015-02-28 20:10:03 +0200 )edit