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The @kde #PlasmaMobile team has been hard at work making existing apps easier and more fun to use, and adding brand new ones to the catalog. Discover what's new with NeoChat, Elisa, Plasmatube, DayKountdown, Kolibri and many more great apps for your phone.

plasma-mobile.org/2021/04/27/p

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Did you know supports a few smartwatches? Well, now you do!

However, up till now we didn't have a proper UI for them. Since I put a lot of work in the Mer stack to get it running for , it was only a few more packages to get up and running on as well!

Merge request coming in real soon!

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Before I started working on I was a (relatively happy) user. However, after my Jolla Phone just became too slow for my taste I choose to move back to Android for my next phone rather than choosing another SFOS phone, and help out postmarketOS instead. The proprietary nature of SFOS scared me away.

I'm clearly not alone and this blogpost by our newest pmOS core team member lists a few reasons that also applied to me which is worth reading!
dylanvanassche.be/blog/2020/en

Today I got from running again on . This time with keyboard input working in Qemu and touch input on the !

Most packages have been upstreamed to already. Soon coming in a edge repo near you!

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Reminder of why #Signal is far from optimal:

- No #anonymity (every account is connected to a phone number)
- Not #opensource (the git repo of the server hasn't been updated in a year)
- No #decentralization
- No web client, and max. 1 mobile client per account
- No #privacy (your entire contact list is uploaded to the server. It's encrypted, but it's trivial to brute-force encrypted phone numbers. You can prevent it by disabling the PIN feature, but it's enabled by default without warning.)

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After months of working on this, we are proud to announce the second beta release of #postmarketOS, based on #AlpineLinux 3.13! 😀 :postmarketos:

postmarketos.org/blog/2021/03/

For anyone using dead keys in their keyboard layout and experiencing the same bug where it's impossible to type the ' character anymore in GTK applications, there is a workaround mentioned in the bug report for it gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/-/i

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That moment when your Mastodon instance was unreachable for a month by your reverse proxy even though it was running fine and the machines could reach each other, and it's suddenly fixed when fixing some other completely unrelated problem on your server.

Love it, computers == 🌈

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NeoChat, KDE's native Matrix chat client, is out and comes with a new login page that detects the server configuration from your ID, stickers, message editing, and much more. Check out all that's new at carlschwan.eu/2021/02/23/neoch

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#postmarketOSpodcast 3 is out! Lots of news covered this time, among the topics: @purism's Librem 5, Mainlining of Android devices, Feedbackd, @kde Plasma 5.21 and lots about @PINE64's PinePhone.

cast.postmarketos.org/episode/

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#FOSDEM succeeded to run a online conference with over 8000 participants with completely #FreeSoftware (#OpenSource).

Big thanks to the #FOSDEM and the #Matrix team!

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Pine64 made our name outdated, and we love it. Thank you @PINE64 for giving us this amazing opportunity to bring free software to the mobile space and provide a platform for all the different projects to work on together. Cheers, - premarketOS

That is @alexeymin, not sure what went wrong with the username linking there

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Thanks to the awesome work of @alexeymin, Discover now supports (the Alpine Linux package manager)! Coming soon in a @postmarketOS edge upgrade near you, and also the upcoming v21.03 release!

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