Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Sep 2017 17:56 UTC
Linux

We talked about postmarketOS back in late May, and this weekend the project published a summary of all the work they've done over the past 100 days.

What you see here is only the tip of the iceberg. So much work has gone into fixing bugs, and little improvements, that it would be ridiculous to go through the effort and list them all. The community has grown so fast in such a short time and we have people with all kinds of skills on board, ranging from Linux experts to kernel hackers to people who reverse engineer bootloaders (hi @McBitter!). We collaborate with people from other projects as well, such as @pavelmachek, who is close to using his N900 as a daily driver with his own distribution, recently just reached out to us.

So if you read through the whole post, you are probably interested in what we do. Consider contributing to the project, the entry barrier is really low. pmbootstrap automates everything for you and we are more than happy to help you through any issues you encounter in the chat. There are also a lot of opportunities to help with development, so there's plenty to do. And plenty of fun to have.

That's a lot of work for just 100 days.

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Impressive!
by Ithamar on Sun 3rd Sep 2017 22:33 UTC
Ithamar
Member since:
2006-03-20

Quite like how the project is run, and wish them the best of luck. I think its s a good effort, and hope they get enough traction to see it through...

Great work!

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RE: Impressive!
by flanque on Sun 3rd Sep 2017 22:43 UTC in reply to "Impressive!"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

It's admirable no doubt and you're right.. quite impressive.. though 10 years is a long time in the tech landscape and probably even longer in terms of what progress we expect as consumers.

I'm not quite sure how this will go. I couldn't imagine wanting to run iOS "1.0" on my current iPhone.

Wish them the best of luck though.

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RE[2]: Impressive!
by ollieparanoid on Mon 4th Sep 2017 18:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Impressive!"
ollieparanoid Member since:
2017-09-04

Think more of it like installing a Linux distribution released *today* (such as Ubuntu or Debian) on your 10 year old PC, see also: https://postmarketos.org/blog/2017/05/26/intro/

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Comment by satai
by satai on Mon 4th Sep 2017 06:32 UTC
satai
Member since:
2005-07-30

s/pavelmalchek/pavelmachek/

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RE: Comment by satai
by ollieparanoid on Mon 4th Sep 2017 18:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by satai"
ollieparanoid Member since:
2017-09-04

Thanks for pointing that out, it is fixed now in the original post.

@osnews: Please also fix it here and thanks a lot for writing about postmarketOS!

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postmarketOS and Plasma-mobile
by paride5745 on Mon 4th Sep 2017 08:15 UTC
paride5745
Member since:
2017-07-16

So happy to see this partnership.

We need more projects doing this instead of Yet-Another-UI.

Good luck to both projects!

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