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Purism Is Hoping GNOME 3.32 Will Be In Great Shape For Their Librem 5 Smartphone

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  • #11
    It's nice that Purism has chosen the most high-quality DE available to make the best phone possible.

    Keep doing a great work, guys!

    I would buy Librem5, but USD to BRL is at 3.78 (as of 12/10/18), so it would be very expensive to me.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Mateus Felipe View Post
      It's nice that Purism has chosen the most high-quality DE available to make the best phone possible.
      They're supporting KDE as well. KDE already has everything needed for proper phone support and Gnome had almost nothing, so they're having to spend a lot of development time getting Gnome usable. https://puri.sm/posts/librem5-progress-report-2/

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      • #13
        Originally posted by Lanz View Post
        Gnome is essentially a tablet GUI anyway - shouldn't be too hard.
        GNOME 3.x is most efficient when you use it a hotkey GUI and I imagine it's adequate as a tablet GUI. I never tried it that way. The problem is that out of the box it's awkward as a mouse-based GUI, and most of the tech grognards operate that way in GUIs.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Mateus Felipe View Post
          It's nice that Purism has chosen the most high-quality DE available to make the best phone possible.
          They chose no DE at all. They write their own based on wlroots.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by Lanz View Post
            Gnome is essentially a tablet GUI anyway - shouldn't be too hard.
            Sure, but smartphones do have smaller screens, so it needs to scale well...

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            • #16
              The news coming from Librem makes me think they've given up on providing a phone capable of running on mainline Linux. Otherwise, they would be willing to sell the hardware to enthusiasts who doesn't need Gnome or any other consumer grade software stack. Right? We need the phone equivalent of a PC, which made Linux successful because people could play with it.

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