Testing of v0.17
Start got delayed due to the following reasons
- Testing process changes . This is resolved now.
- Failure of a few devices to build
The devices for which the build failed are :
Once team is in office today 24th May, will be following up on the builds for these devices as well as the testing.
What comes in as part of v0.17
- Updates to the App Store
- Improvement to microG
- Browser app links leading to google sites removed
- Green tint on front camera in FP3+ fixed
To get the complete list of issues resolved click here
ETA for completion of v0.17 testing : 01 Jun
ETA Release of v0.17 for all users : 04 Jun
Both dates are based on happy scenarios where there are no major issues identified during testing. In case such issues come up there may be delays.
OTA OS Upgrade testing
- The expected start date for the S9 / S9+ OTA OS upgrade testing is today 24 May
- There was an issue with the IMEI not showing up post the upgrade .
A developer was working on this issue. Once resolved we will start the testing. Will update on progress.
/e/ Gitlab ID creation
/e/ Gitlab new user ID creation has been enabled again but for only a few domains…this would include e.email, protonmail, tutanota and their short variations; as well as our partners like fairphone.com.
In case you are still not able to create a new ID pl get in touch with email@example.com
The ID creation had been stopped for a short time as were having issues with bots creating multiple ID’s.
26 May updates
- Issues have been identified in the testing of v0.17. This includes bugs in the microG updates. The dev team is working on resolving the issue and will release a new build to the testing team to test.
OTA OS Upgrade testing
There will be a delay in start of the OTA OS upgrade testing. This is because as mentioned there is an issue with the IMEI disappearing in the device once it is upgraded. Device vendors when they release OTA upgrades do location specific builds. The development team is working on resolving this issue.
Inclusions to device list
We will be resuming release of devices --devices added to the official supported list.
This week we expect to release
- LG G4 (h810_usu)
- LG G4 (h811)
- LG G4 (h812_usu)
- LG G4 (h815)
- LG G4 (h815_usu)
- LG G4 (vs986_usu)
These devices have a maintainer
We will be announcing the release of one of the Teracube devices hopefully this week.Pl wait for the official announcement
Yesterday we announced a new joint initiative with other European tech companies and cooperatives: FairTEC.
The idea behind this coalition is to create awareness around different initiatives in the mobile industry from the phone to the OS to the mobile service provider and the channel that are trying to limit impact on natural resources and putting the user front and center.
It started from a discussion with Fairphone, Telecoop a new mobile service provider in France and Commown, a cooperative that rents Fairphone’s.
It then extended to WeTELL and The Phone Coop in Germany and in the UK.
Furthermore, it could expend to other companies in the mobile industry in the future.
Checkout their website
Will be updating these details during the week as more details are available.