There was not much to update last week. Which means we are carrying forward the same set of issues this week
That being said it did not mean that the team was resting …on the contrary there was hectic work being done by the build and dev teams on issue resolution. I will explain more in this update
Tasks we will be focusing on this week include
- Testing of v0.16 to proceed . Issues resolved can be found here
- Investigation on build issues on multiple devices being tracked as part of the Giltab issues raised here
As can be expected the build team was busy with figuring out why these builds were not booting.
- Issue faced by FP3 users of OTA Test build not installing seems to have been resolved. Some testers reported the latest test build is working OTA. Need more clarifications on this.
- The issue with the missing FM Radio on the GS290 is being worked upon … will update on any progress
2FA on your account
A bit of development I missed out to mention in the last week was about how you can enable 2FA on your account. A detailed guide is available here
8 April Update We are planning to have our device maintainers have a look at some of the issues raised against their devices. That way the work load on the team will be reduced. At the least the Maintainer will be able to do the first level of debugging or even better resolve some of the issues. This will be in case of hardware related issues only…pure /e/OS issues will be handled by the developers as usual.
11 April Update As mentioned in this thread some devices did not receive v0.15 . The team is working on resolving this. That being said v0.16 is being tested . The devices will receive v0.16 directly instead of v0.15 …now the bad news …in case the team is not ready to fix the build fail issue for all device then they will be released as part of v0.17 .
Which means the devices will be upgraded from v0.13 or v0.14 to v0.17 directly.
The reason the team is struggling to resolve these issue is we do not have ROM Maintainers for most of the devices where the build failed.
The way to find out if devices have Maintainers or are tested is to search for beta in the Supported list as and when we get testers for these devices we update and remove the beta status.
Selective Update of v0.16 We may do a selective release of v0.16 …only release it to devices on which the builds are booting and no issues are reported.
This means the other devices will continue on their last working builds. The team will be working on resolving and fixing issue so that the release goes out to all. Will share the progress in these threads.
Calling Community developers
A few days back we got a request from a user who wanted to contribute to the development of the Camera related software. This got us thinking. We now plan to make it easier for users with development skills to fork and modify hardware related project. Make it more of a community effort like in other Open Source project. Hopefully such initiatives will lessen the work load on the development team and have them focus on the bug fixes or improvements.
Will update this thread during the week