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vader
I wonder if the 2.x version will be released, or do we have to wait for the official 3.x version. I haven't heard any news about sailfish - anyone? I am really looking forward to it.
greguu
QUOTE(vader @ Mar 16 2018, 04:29 PM) *
I wonder if the 2.x version will be released, or do we have to wait for the official 3.x version. I haven't heard any news about sailfish - anyone? I am really looking forward to it.


Well, I do wonder the same, but I am happy to wait for the official version 3 supported by Jolla. As pointed out in another thread, the future support for landscape mode and improved hardware keyboards support will make Sailfish OS 3 much more usable on the Gemini. A 2.x version would just disappoint most users I guess.

Planet Computers may have some bigger fish to fry at the moment. Fixing the production issues and getting the Android issues addressed would be on the top of their priority list I assume.

There is a chance someone hacks together a community version based on 2.x, or PC does release a "tech preview", but I would not count on it.
Grench
QUOTE(greguu @ Mar 15 2018, 10:38 PM) *
QUOTE(vader @ Mar 16 2018, 04:29 PM) *
I wonder if the 2.x version will be released, or do we have to wait for the official 3.x version. I haven't heard any news about sailfish - anyone? I am really looking forward to it.


Well, I do wonder the same, but I am happy to wait for the official version 3 supported by Jolla. As pointed out in another thread, the future support for landscape mode and improved hardware keyboards support will make Sailfish OS 3 much more usable on the Gemini. A 2.x version would just disappoint most users I guess.

Planet Computers may have some bigger fish to fry at the moment. Fixing the production issues and getting the Android issues addressed would be on the top of their priority list I assume.

There is a chance someone hacks together a community version based on 2.x, or PC does release a "tech preview", but I would not count on it.


I suspect that we may be seeing something for Sailfish in the next month or two. It is already looking pretty polished:
https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/pl...20#post-1433606

At 4:30 in that video, he notes that Sailfish already has GPU drivers working (assuming 3D) and 4G and 4G calling from the device. Those are big hurdles to be through so quickly.
greguu
QUOTE(Grench @ Mar 17 2018, 05:29 AM) *
QUOTE(greguu @ Mar 15 2018, 10:38 PM) *
QUOTE(vader @ Mar 16 2018, 04:29 PM) *
I wonder if the 2.x version will be released, or do we have to wait for the official 3.x version. I haven't heard any news about sailfish - anyone? I am really looking forward to it.


Well, I do wonder the same, but I am happy to wait for the official version 3 supported by Jolla. As pointed out in another thread, the future support for landscape mode and improved hardware keyboards support will make Sailfish OS 3 much more usable on the Gemini. A 2.x version would just disappoint most users I guess.

Planet Computers may have some bigger fish to fry at the moment. Fixing the production issues and getting the Android issues addressed would be on the top of their priority list I assume.

There is a chance someone hacks together a community version based on 2.x, or PC does release a "tech preview", but I would not count on it.


I suspect that we may be seeing something for Sailfish in the next month or two. It is already looking pretty polished:
https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/pl...20#post-1433606

At 4:30 in that video, he notes that Sailfish already has GPU drivers working (assuming 3D) and 4G and 4G calling from the device. Those are big hurdles to be through so quickly.


That is interesting. Well, this hardware support is also thanks to libhybris allowing to use the android kernel drivers in SailfishOS. It would be interesting to know what Android base it is using and how the "accelerated" wayland support is done. But if PC will indeed release a "community version" of Sailfish OS soon, I guess we find out.
I wonder who is working on this...

Edit : It is mentioned in the video who is working on this. It must be TheKit.. well big respect for that effort !
greguu
Jolla announced in their latest newsletter, released on the 30th of March, that the Gemini-PDA will get Sailfish X support.

So far, Sailfish X was only available for Sony Xperia devices.

Jolla will extend the Sailfish X support beyond the current Sony Xperia X and include the Xperia XA1 and ... the dual SIM Xperia X.

But, the Gemini-PDA is also on the list !

Sailfish X for the Sony Xperia did come with a very reasonable price tag. We may see the same (price tag) for the Gemini-PDA... but official support will be very much worth it.

Source: https://mailchi.mp/a31863e5eb53/sailfish-os...tter-march-2018

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