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  • Sailfish OS 3.0.2 "Oulanka" Brings Improved Power Management, Dozens Of Fixes

    Phoronix: Sailfish OS 3.0.2 "Oulanka" Brings Improved Power Management, Dozens Of Fixes

    Jolla has announced the release today of Sailfish OS "Oulanka" as their version 3.0.2 update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...3.0.2-Released

  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by DarkCloud View Post

    Looking at the figures in xterm where "top" is running you have a total of 500 megs of system memory where X11 and Motif take up less the 15 megs. That's pretty impressive even by today's standards.
    It's so ironic how flat design is way "heavier" than bezeled design.

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  • Zucca
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    Originally posted by soulsource View Post
    About the beauty of Sailfish: I've been using Android from early December till Sailfish X Beta was released for the XA2, and I must say, that, compared to Sailfish, Android just feels clunky, and like it was designed to be as unwieldy to use as possible... Sailfish is just more elegant, as quite a lot of things that would require multiple taps on Android can be done with a single swipe.
    Exactly. Although I think Android isn't that horrible if you only change the laucher app to something simple (do we _really_ need several desktops on a phone?).

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    So in the other post you said iOS was better looking, but iOS also has parts where text is rendered on transparent backgrounds...
    Then at least when iOS do it they do it over a blurred background so the text is still readable.
    That Sailfish look is objectively bad because it fails AA and AAA color contrast accessibility guidelines.
    It is not that I like red and purple over green and blue, its that the theme have poor usability.

    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    ... which can be said about every OS as people have different themeing tastes. For example, I didn't like the original Ambience theme on Ubuntu and I don't like the current Mint theme. So I can go to every article and say "they should showcase their distro with another theme", but others do like it, so it doesn't really make sense.
    At least they should make sure the theme has text that is readable. Reading text on a transparent background is not user friendly. So the theme is bad, not even in the sense of style but in terms of usability too.

    I think many will agree with you that Ambiance and Linux Mint looks ugly. But I think most people will agree that Material Design (Android), macOS, Fluent Design System (Windows 10) are beautiful. Some themes appeal to more people.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    They should showcase their OS with another theme, because that one with text on top of a blue-green background looks very bad.
    ... which can be said about every OS as people have different themeing tastes. For example, I didn't like the original Ambience theme on Ubuntu and I don't like the current Mint theme. So I can go to every article and say "they should showcase their distro with another theme", but others do like it, so it doesn't really make sense.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    But a UI with text on transparent background is not pleasant.
    So in the other post you said iOS was better looking, but iOS also has parts where text is rendered on transparent backgrounds...

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  • llelectronics
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    They solved WLAN battery drain.
    Not yet. It seems to be a general issue in the Wifi driver they use from the AOSP version.
    Wifi issue for the GeminiPDA is fixed however.

    Proximity Sensor issue is solved internaly and scheduled for 3.0.3 however.

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  • malkavian
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    Originally posted by soulsource View Post

    Short warning here: If you get an XA2, I'd recommend to stick to Android until Jolla fix the WLAN battery drain and the proximity sensor issues. One can use the phone with Sailfish X, but having to switch off WLAN unless you want to run out of battery in a couple of hours, and having to manually lock the screen while making a phone call are quite annoying.
    They solved WLAN battery drain. And I only activate WLAN when I use it and deactivate it afterwards. It wouldn't be a problem for me.

    By now there is a workaround for proximity sensor issue: https://together.jolla.com/question/...ty-sensor-xa2/ and they said that it is a priority for them to solve that issue and he want to have it solved for next version.


    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    They should showcase their OS with another theme, because that one with text on top of a blue-green background looks very bad.
    Probably they are showing it, because that and others clear themes are new ones presented in past version.

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by Venemo View Post
    Do you think you can approach this in a constructive way? In other words, why is it terrible and what could they do to improve it? Are you aware that there are several themes available (and the ability to make your own), and the one from the screenshot is just one of them?
    Yes. A big reason I find it terrible is text on top of image or text in front of a transparent background. It makes the text difficult to read.
    No, I was not aware that thee are several themes available. I hope that at least one of them is good.
    They should showcase their OS with another theme, because that one with text on top of a blue-green background looks very bad.

    Originally posted by DarkCloud View Post
    Looking at the figures in xterm where "top" is running you have a total of 500 megs of system memory where X11 and Motif take up less the 15 megs. That's pretty impressive even by today's standards.
    Indeed. But anti-aliasing, scalable vector graphics, smooth animations, true color, HiDPI, 4K, advanced font rasterization, CSS-powered theme engine, etc comes at a price of more memory usage,

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  • Jedibeeftrix
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    i'm running 3.01.14 on an XA2 Plus, and I love it.

    needs more polish, needs more performance (hello Qt5.9 upgrade), needs a better browser.

    but all in all i'm happy to have blasted android off the device.

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