Ubuntu Touch summary (week 11)

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Mon Mar 18 13:56:03 UTC 2013

The interest in Ubuntu Touch is still going strong, many work on apps,
many helped with porting, some started fixing bugs in Ubuntu Touch, so
here's a few highlights of Ubuntu Touch development of the last week:

 - Jim Hodapp worked on enabling Qt multithreaded rendering in the
   camera app.
 - The media app received a number of updates. Jim also enabled Qt
   multithreaded rendering here and greatly simplified the UI
   orientation/rotation support. It's based on Screen.orientation
   instead of directly using QtSensors now. Renato Filho added some
   autopilot tests.
 - qtubuntu-media-signals (a library that coordinates qtvideo-node,
   qtubuntu-camera and qtubuntu-media across thread contexts) was added
   by Jim and Francis Ginther.
 - Gustavo Boiko put quite a bit of work into the telephony app, which
   was optimised to load data from telepathy-logger by reading it just
   once and dispatching the events to the correct model. Also some unit
   tests were added, the autopilot tests now pass as well. HUD actions
   were added and the app now uses the toolbar from the SDK.
 - Guenter Schwann worked on the gallery app, which had its event view
   updated to use Listview. Also "Add album" and opening the photos
   view from the album view were reenabled.
 - The Platform API was updated by Jim and Ricardo Mendoza to read the
   resolution and getting the updated rates of sensors. The
   accelerometer support was refactored so that it supports calling
   more than one observer listener per Sensor instance. Sessions can
   now be tracked in a different namespace than the app manager.
   Various tests were fixed.
 - ubuntu-session had support added for SMDK4210 (Samsung GT-I9100) by
   Oliver Grawert.

Many other fixes have gone into the lower levels of the stack which were
not considered for this update.

The ports team was busy as well and many Ubuntu Touch ports received
updates. Some of them regularly and daily (just like the normal images
on cdimage.u.c). Newly added ports are:

 - working: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800)
 - work in progress: HTC Sensation XL, SGS III (Qualcomm AT&T)
                     Toshiba AC100

Thanks to everyone involved for your fantastic work!


Ubuntu Touch runs on tablets, phones and other devices. We are open to
suggestions, fixes and new crazy ideas. If you want go get involved,
please get in touch: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Contribute

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