January saw development take off again after the end-of-year break, and following on from the Chestnut shipment of the Librem 5.
Some of the activities below were already mentioned in their own articles in Purism’s news archive; others will be covered in more depth in future articles. This is just a taste of all the work that goes into making the Librem 5 software stack. You can follow development more closely at source.puri.sm.
A lot of power management work continues to happen in the kernel, but we’ll mention a few of those items here:
Squeekboard saw a few new releases, adding higly requested features:
We are now using xkb layout names from GNOME.
The following ease-of-use improvements to Phosh/Phoc help to make the user experience more fluid:
Behind the scenes, work continued to help with the robustness of the compositor:
The latest versions of libqmi and ModemManager were packaged and made available on the Librem 5:
Other changes include:
Design input to GNOME Software resulted in upstream changes:
Contributions were made to GNOME Web/Epiphany improvements:
Contributions to Geary bring the messaging composer closer to the adaptive mock-ups. This time adding an adaptive toolbar.
Chats got a few new classes during refactoring:
Other improvements to Chats and related components include:
Updates to other applications and libraries include the following:
With phones being used and tested by users, the known issues list got longer: