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[WIP][DEV] Ubuntu Touch for Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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20th November 2014, 12:12 PM   |  #31  
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Actually, now that our beloved Masters of Development are getting pure AOSP sources working for our devices, I think this may be easier to do.
20th November 2014, 01:02 PM   |  #32  
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Unfortunately, it seems that the Ubuntu Touch team is primarily focused on completing work for the BQ and Meizu phones that will be sporting Ubuntu Touch. That said, significant changes have been made to the OS that make the current porting guide completely unusable for porting. Which means people who want to port are left to do a lot of heavy lifting on their own with no support from the team working on the core of the OS because, as KalleEatingBrain mentioned, porting is just not a priority of theirs at the moment.

I've been monitoring their IRC and mailing list for relevant updates when I have time, but for the moment I've found it wouldn't be a good use of time to bang my head against Ubuntu Touch. Especially when the documentation of it is seriously outdated with no sign of being updated any time soon.
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20th November 2014, 01:45 PM   |  #33  
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Unfortunately, it seems that the Ubuntu Touch team is primarily focused on completing work for the BQ and Meizu phones that will be sporting Ubuntu Touch. That said, significant changes have been made to the OS that make the current porting guide completely unusable for porting. Which means people who want to port are left to do a lot of heavy lifting on their own with no support from the team working on the core of the OS because, as KalleEatingBrain mentioned, porting is just not a priority of theirs at the moment.

I've been monitoring their IRC and mailing list for relevant updates when I have time, but for the moment I've found it wouldn't be a good use of time to bang my head against Ubuntu Touch. Especially when the documentation of it is seriously outdated with no sign of being updated any time soon.

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It's not that I stopped working on this, but I just don't make any progess and the support for porting is really bad. In the beginning I thought Ubuntu Touch might be a big thing because of the good community, but right now Cannonical is not very community friendly to anyone who doesn't have a Nexus device. Just take a look at the supported devices: Everything stopped after maybe 5 initial builds within the first 2-3 month after launch. I talked to the guy who maintains the UT build for the Xperia Tablet Z, which is like the only device that get's any updates, and he is willingly to help, but he says that it's really hard, even for someone who might have a extended knowledge of android development and linux.

Is anyone interested in joining me for porting FireFoxOS? They have a nice and clean porting guide and use Android 4.4 sources as default, so we could use CM sources. I want to have a exotic OS on my phone, that's why I started this xD
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20th November 2014, 01:59 PM   |  #34  
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Thanks for having my back
It's not that I stopped working on this, but I just don't make any progess and the support for porting is really bad. In the beginning I thought Ubuntu Touch might be a big thing because of the good community, but right now Cannonical is not very community friendly to anyone who doesn't have a Nexus device. Just take a look at the supported devices: Everything stopped after maybe 5 initial builds within the first 2-3 month after launch. I talked to the guy who maintains the UT build for the Xperia Tablet Z, which is like the only device that get's any updates, and he is willingly to help, but he says that it's really hard, even for someone who might have a extended knowledge of android development and linux.

Is anyone interested in joining me for porting FireFoxOS? They have a nice and clean porting guide and use Android 4.4 sources as default, so we could use CM sources. I want to have a exotic OS on my phone, that's why I started this xD

Is ffOS stable enough to be used as a daily driver?

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I asked around in IRC to see if they have plans to update the porting guide any time soon. One of the devs said that once they've completed work on the devices that will have UT preinstalled (the BQ and Meizu phones), he'll work on getting a new porting guide out...At that point I'll probably give porting another shot.
20th November 2014, 06:17 PM   |  #35  
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With all due respect if you want an exotic os i suggest SAILFISH OS
That os is in desperate need of a large screen device like z ultra
Please consider porting SAILFISH OS
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21st November 2014, 02:54 PM   |  #36  
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Here is a thread about the HADK

http://forum.xda-developers.com/joll...e-1-0-t2820012

Also this

http://releases.sailfishos.org/sfa-e...lopmentKit.pdf
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