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Well it might sound petty, but good 3D effects and smoothness is what makes Iphone devices so popular. I think having fluid GTK apps is important. Mi point is not “we must have gaming GPU’s on GNU/Linux phones”, my point is “we need AMD on the mobile market since they provide really decent drivers”.


Honestly, i wouldn’t say that people are switching away from XMPP in favor of Matrix… because i think most FLOSS projects never switched from IRC to XMPP to begin with, i don’t have proofs, but i don’t have any doubts, i assume that most projects switched from IRC to Matrix because XMPP was never an option to begin with.


I use Android as everyone does and some of my family members use Iphones, i pretty much can say that that mobile GNU/Linux will pobably have more severe bugs and a worse UI desing at the beggining, because all the first versions of all products have rough corners. I wouldn’t use mobile GNU/Linux for the current quality, but for privacy and freedom reasons.


Well GTK4 pretty much does what QT does and with Libadwaita you can make your traditional desktop app a mobile ready one, so honestly i would go on that direction. But QT seems to be another good option. Now making brand new mobile apps would take more time than adapting already existent ones.


I don’t think i have seen a real problem with the Matrix protocol, it works nicely for me, many open source projects are opting to use Matrix instead of XMPP, in that sense, it’s not about which community is more vocal, Matrix is just being seen as an ideal replacement for Discord and IRC at the same time.


I mean, XMPP is not a bad idea, having that said, there’s a thriving community of matrix users.


I see no reasons to keep using IRC, it’s not as safe or private as Matrix or XMPP is.


And so far it has worked very well, but i think at a certain point we will need something more usable in terms of performance while providing FLOSS drivers as i assume the Pinephone does, in that regard it’s weird to see Samsung’s new project to be the perfect fit.

I wonder how a Pinephone 2 would look like tho.


Well, my post doesn’t go against the idea of having a true FLOSS operative system on phone devices, quite the contrary.

Regarding the “ecosystem”, as a GNU/Linux user on a Raspberry Pi, i am more than fine with the idea of having and entire ecosystem of FLOSS applications, the difference between GNU/Linux on desktop and GNU/Linux on mobile devices is that the first one has a real ecosystem, the second one is barely developing one. But it’s a matter of time.

Personally, although i appreciate the impact of the Librem 5 and the Pinephone on GNU/Linux as a mobile platform, especially Libhandy now known as Libadwaita, i have to say, one is quite expensive yet not very powerful, and the other one is not expensive yet it’s very underpowered. I think we need a real middle ground.


I understand your point, but smartphones are and have the capacity to be more than just a phone, reducing their spectrum of capabilities IMO does not solve anything. I also don’t want an RX6700 on a phone device, it would be too expensive, what i am arguing is that if possible, a linux friendly and powerful ARM device would help more than what we have now.


I will be honest with you, it’s not the same to say “this sucks” because the quality sucks than saying “this sucks” because there are political reasons behind it.

Apple and Android devices have much higher quality compared to what a Pinephone can offer. I am not even talking about the software, the pinephone is a seriously underpowered device. I personally think that regardless of how much the software can improve, we need something more powerful, hence my post.


Well ARM is not the point, but phone devices, and i don’t think it’s especially targeting Chromebooks, i think Samsung wants to enhance their ARM chips to make competitive smartphones, both Snapdragon and Apple devices have better GPU’s than the Exynos chips.



All respect to the GNU project but please lest’s replace IRC once and for all with Matrix.



So i have not bought a GNU/Linux phone for several reasons, one of which is that neither the ecosystem nor the devices themselves seem to be mature enough to have a stable experience. …

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Unfortunately the website doesn’t even show the UI… for a browser that is focused on looks and privacy, that is a rookie mistake.


Well not having the source code updated for almost a year is kind of a big deal, i don’t know if the hated one lied, but the idea is not inherently wrong.

I think he has an opinion, not an agenda as @ree has comented, but he probably should check his data before affirming something.

The thechlore situation sounds like a harrasment situation that was poorly handled by the techlore people, but that doesn’t mean they are trying to ruin graphene OS devs image just for the sake of it. It looks like one of the devs is quite a toxic person.



So i’ve been playing some old RPG’s, the First one was Final Fantasy 6 which i disliked, then i played Star Ocean, which i liked a lot, and now i’ve finished Breath of Fire. …


isn’t it two waifus with swords as the next DLC for Smash Ultimate? …

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Predictions? …

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I played the game and these are my thoughts. …