[SailfishDevel] [Update] Changelog for SailfishOS update 3 (1.0.3.8)

Bernd Wachter bernd.wachter at jolla.com
Fri Jan 31 16:44:49 UTC 2014


Hi all,

we're releasing update3 today. The changelog can be found (and commented
on) here:

https://together.jolla.com/question/21786/release-notes-software-version-1038-naamankajarvi/

Changelog and instructions are appended below, for discussions please go
to together.

We managed to remove linking to X11 libs completely now, which results
in a slightly larger download this time, as most of the base system was
rebuilt.


What's new
----------

- Landscape mode for Browser, gestures and notifications
- Pinch to zoom support in Camera viewfinder
- SMS support in Android runtime environment
- Clearly distinguish Android apps from native apps in Store
- Settings to disable/enable Quick call support in Phone app (from
  Settings->Apps->Phone)
- 'Clear clipboard' functionality
- Delete all contacts in one go ( via pulley menu option in People app
  settings)
- Improved recovery mode functionality introducing new features such as
  bootloader unlocking, shell and filesystem recovery options
- Exchange ActiveSync policies introduced ('DevicePasswordEnabled' only)
- Event location support to calendar events

Note: On first boot after the upgrade, you will experience delayed
application start for Android apps (depending on the no. of Android apps
you have installed on your Jolla). Wait for a bit before you attempt to
launch them. If the environment has not been fully loaded, you will
experience apps closing on startup.


Fetch the update
----------------

Important: You need a working Jolla account configured on your device in
order to receive update notifications. If you are unable to successfully
configure the account, please visit account.jolla.com and try to reset
your password.

If your Jolla is connected to WLAN network, an OS update notification
should pop up shortly. If you just can't wait, you can manually trigger
an OS update check as follows:

- Open Settings app
- Go to System Settings -> About Product
- Pull down the pulley menu and select 'Check for update'
- Once an OS update notification is received, tap on it and follow the
  instructions.

Do not reboot the device while the OS update installation is in
progress. The process takes up to 10 minutes. During the update, the
device screen might blank out. You may awaken the display by a short
press on the power key to monitor the progress. When the upgrade has
completed successfully, you will see the LED light up red before the
device restarts.


Highlights of improvements
--------------------------

* TOH
- Fixes the issue with NFC leaking power when TOH is attached.
- On connecting the Other Half, associated ambience will not change
  unless it is being used for the first time or the ambiance has been
  earlier marked as favourite.
- Installed ambience is only activated if the Other Half has been
  changed.
- Improvements in profile handling.

* Accounts
- Multiple accounts of the same service can now be differentiated by the
  display name entered in the 'Account information' field
- Improved country list search while setting up new accounts
- Fixes "account needs update" messages displayed for
  still-authenticated accounts

* Settings
- Fixes issues with sound profile due to ambience ringtone volume
  settings

* Visual improvements in the UI
- Performance improvements to pulley menus
- Rendering improvements during scrolling through disabling subpixel
  dragging
- Fixes to multi-line text editor layouts
- Fixes the search field text clipping issue
- Automatically close menus when an app goes to background
- Commit composed text when user drags the cursor
- Unfocused text fields are now less dim and more readable
- Label fade effect made less aggressive

* Camera
- Audio quality Improvements to video recordings
- Front camera now has a resolution of 2 Mpx in aspect ratio 4:3
- Fixes an issue where images in certain conditions have very cold
  (blue) tones.

* Calendar
- Option to select calendar when creating an event

* Gallery
- Shows active image on the cover
- Shows transferred mp4 videos if tapped on the video in the Transfer UI
- Modifying email tone in Gallery Ambience album is actually taken into
  use now

* People
- Automatic SIM contacts availability can be turned off
- Characters not part of locale alphabets are appended to the alphabet
  groups when required
- Removes editor restriction on one detail of any specific type
- Search indexes more information in the background
- Search correctly distinguishes between diacritic forms for locales
- Address format corrected for locale conventions
- Contact favorite status can be changed from Messages and Phone
- Duplicate IM addresses are suppressed
- Cleared detail fields are removed rather than preserved
- Email address field does not auto-capitalize
- Import VCF file listing shows filename
- VCF import creates nickname for contacts without sufficient
  identification

- SIM contact modifications no longer lost after flight mode activated
- 'Title' field applies to organizational role, rather than name prefix
- Fixes invalid link suggestions with Mail for Exchange
- Fixes a crash after linking contacts

* Bluetooth
- Fixes audio issues with SE VH410 bluetooth headset
- Bluetooth visibility timer no longer pauses when the device is in
  sleep mode

* Browser
- New tabs can be cancelled by navigating back
- Fixes issues in saving content downloaded from password protected
  websites
- Tab thumbnails now sorted in most recently used order
- URL input method for search/url field
- Fixes an issue in having wrong thumbnail in tab grid

* Mail
- Fixes an issue that prevents sending emails only with CC or BCC
- Better visual separation between messages when replying to a email
- Fixes an issue related to opening a html email via notification
- Several improvements for the reply and reply all actions
- Fixes an issue related to the handling of 'reply-to' header
- Fixes an issue related to the handling of 'In-Reply-To' and
  'references' message headers
- Fixes an issue in the communication with SMTP servers that don't
  accept authentication command in two steps
- Fixes an issue related to email encoding
- Fixes an issue that prevents the "Email info" page from scrolling

* Exchange ActiveSync
- Improvements in contacts and calendar synchronization
- Fixes an issue that prevented communication with Open-Xchange servers.
- Improvements on the error handling when login fails
- Fixes an issue that cause exchange to sync automatically outside peak
  hours

* Battery & power saving
- "Recharge battery" notification now displayed before the device
  completely shuts down


* Security
- Fixes an issue that allowed bypassing devicelock code with usb cable

* Transfers and Sharing
- Initiated downloads that are unfinished or closed by the client now
  expires after 3 minutes
- Sharing PNG images doesn't fail anymore

* Virtual keyboard
- Portuguese layout added
- Enhanced prediction for Italian and French
- Some missing characters to key popups added
- URL and email modes now available for layouts
- Better landscape support

* Calculator
- Scientific notation is not used anymore for single digit decimal
  numbers

* Android
- Disables Android phone app playing ringtone on receiving an incoming
  call
- Fixes issue in detecting mobile data network connection
- Improvements to remote keyboard, audio service and window handling
- Fixes issue where flight mode was not persistent after reboot
- Improved memory handling while running low on available memory




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