[SailfishDevel] Update on SailfishOS roadmap

Soumya Bijjal soumya.bijjal at jollamobile.com
Mon Aug 10 15:18:23 UTC 2015


Hi all,

During July we have worked on bringing the new UI framework (Sailfish OS 
2.0 user experience) to releasable quality and hunting down the critical 
issues blocking the OS release for both phone and Tablet. We are now in 
release candidate phase for 1.1.9 (1.1.8 has been skipped) and have 
provided access to our community beta (cbeta) group to receive external 
feedback on the release content.

With the help of our cbeta members, we are continuing to improve the 
release before it can be made available for early access users.
A big thank you to them for always providing us honest and valuable 
feedback on our work. We have loads of reports to analyse and will 
continue to do that. Please bear with us as not all improvements 
requested will happen for 1.1.9.
We will continue with the UI redesign, bring in further improvements to 
the Sailfish user experience and complete the transition to Sailfish OS 
2.0 in the next upgrade (build version 1.2).

In the meantime, we are eager to rollout the toolchain upgrade to GCC4.8 
via 1.1.7 to our users. We want to release this before we can introduce 
1.1.9.

1.1.7 early access is expecting another release candidate with the 
following fixes:
  * Extra large Android app icons when added to favorites [1.1.7.24] 
https://together.jolla.com/question/99406/bug-extra-large-android-app-icons-when-added-to-favorites-11724/
  * WLAN hotspot stops working when running applications that use GPS 
and reboots device on disabling hotspot 
https://bugs.merproject.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1208
With the rollout of this release candidate, we want to ensure that we 
have not missed software related upgrade issues.

Now, going back to our iteration plans, we have the following goals set 
for this month:
  * Conclude 1.1.9 for phone and tablet
  * Look at various OS update failure cases with 1.1.7 early access and 
try to make the process more robust
  * Bring tablet support for Harbour, Store and Accounts to production
  * Resolve most pressing issues from cbeta feedback on the new UI
  * Ramp up hardware adaptation development for Intex phone

The roadmap page has been updated with the planned content.
https://sailfishos.org/developmentroadmap/

A bit about Intex phone:
Last month, we announced our first Sailfish OS licensing partner, Intex 
Technologies. We are excited to have this opportunity to bring Sailfish 
OS to other device vendors. We will be working together with the Intex 
team to port SailfishOS on their hardware. Read more about this 
partnership in our press release: 
https://cdn.jolla.com/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/55_SAILFISH_INDIA_PRESS_RELEASE_JULY2015_FINAL.PDF

Regards,
bijjal


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