/e/OS ports for the PineBook and PinePhone

Did the development stop 3 months ago? Still maintained?

Development has not stopped. It is just that the same developer is tied up in multiple projects so some tasks get delayed.

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You mean the guy named Alexandre Roux D’Anzi?

Yes he was working on it. He has a list of improvements and fixes as he mentions in TODO list in the first post. Will be getting to it once he completes some other assignments he has in hand.
To explain the problem better let me quote some statistics here …last year in Oct we had 100 users on the forum and about 20 developers. This year we have about 3000 users on the forum but the developer count remains almost the same :slight_smile:



What about ask for help?

I’m sure some folks in the forum would have some skills that could help in some way. Or maybe just testing.

Just my two cents. :slight_smile:

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:slight_smile: users are always welcome to approach us if they have good development skills… some have sent in their cv’s in the past . We do have a number of project and open positions which I keep posting on the forum. For Testing we have a team of volunteers who responded after this was posted.
It there are more users who want to help they are always welcome


Nice @Manoj
I haven’t seen the “Volunteer…” post.
I just submited my resume. Maybe I can be of some assistance.


My resume in pdf format was refused by the mail server! :neutral_face:
Awkward but…I sent it in plain text anyway.

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Thanks @facb69 for offering to help


Need volunteers to test Pinebook and olimex builds

Is there a build for the PinePhone somewhere, even unstable?

Sorry, can’t help with that but I’ll be able to do some test with PinePhone when available

For your information, from Manoj on the Telegram support channel :

Pinephone porting got delayed due to the lockdown…developer did not get his phone :frowning: We will be starting the porting activity soon.

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  1. @Manoj What device is the Olimex precisely?
  2. @all : suggestion to all email Olimex and Pinebook to ask if they sell the devices with /e/ pre-installed :). Will help them know that many of us love /e/ and would love to say it on their devices! I just sent Pine64 this:


Dear Pine64,

is the pinebook and/or the pinebook pro available with /e/ pre-installed?



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It is a laptop.
Also /e/OS builds are already available in beta for Olimex and Pinebook

Now THAT is a really cool project! I just love your ingenouisty in the /e/ dev team! Keep up this awesome work!

I’ve got a PinePhone and have tried about 8 different Linux distros for it that various people are working on - you do just burn the image to a micro sd card, everything runs from that (so be sure to use a modern fast sd card). None of them offer any decent performance or UX though, Ubuntu Touch isn’t the standard OS, it comes with none installed (unless you get the new UB Ports edition), it’s the best of a bad bunch though. (mainline) Linux isn’t really ready for running on a mobile yet, it’s early days, this is just the start.

LineageOS or /e/ might actually make it of some use, as it stands it’s a good paperweight.

Good. Do you know where we can follow the porting activity?
Pinetab will be in pre-order before the end of the month.
It will be cool to be able to boot it with /e/ too. I guess as it is quiet similar to Pinephone it would not be so difficult to port this one too, no?

The Pinephone porting has not started as yet. First of all the phone got delayed thanks to covid-19 and never reached the developer. Second due to the delay he got assigned on some other task :frowning:
We are looking at starting the porting soon. Once the process starts there will an update on the progress here on the forum .


There is a new Pinephone coming with 3 GB of ram. Is there any progress on porting to the Pinephone. I would be very interested in the Pinephone of the port was available.