[SailfishDevel] Update on SailfishOS roadmap

Andrea Bernabei and.bernabei at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 22:43:44 UTC 2015


Hey bijjal,

thanks for the detailed email. Keep them updates coming! :)

faenil

2015-02-13 12:09 GMT+00:00 Soumya Bijjal <soumya.bijjal at jollamobile.com>:

> Hi all,
>
> Here is an update on our progress from the past month. Do note that they
> are all work in progress and not release ready for another few months.
>
> * Tablet hardware adaptation is nearly ready for MWC
>   - USB charging, stereo speakers, sensors, accelerometer, Bluetooth, WLAN
> functionalities have been verified
>
> * Work on the new UI framework is progressing at a good pace
>   - lock screen has been separated from the homescreen
>   - improved notifications with visual grouping and additional actions
>   - events view with a richer user experience
>   - improved home screen interactions and transitions
>   - new swipe edge transition
>
> * Lock screen media player controls implemented for the native media
> player app, under review https://together.jolla.com/
> question/3414/control-music-from-the-lock-screen/
>
> * IMAP idle/push support implemented https://together.jolla.com/
> question/493/imap-idle-imap-push-for-the-e-mail-app/
>
> * Landscape mode enabled in Maps
>
> * Toolchain has been updated (upgraded to GCC 4.8, binutils 2.25, switch
> to Thumb2+NEON for ARM by default, march=i686 and SSE2 minimum for X86)
> and will take into effect with update13; expect a huge download size for
> the update
>
> * Dual-stack support  (ipv4 and ipv6) for cellular connectivity in the
> middleware
>
> * Update to GStreamer 1.x: souphttpstc is enabled, AAC encoding/decoding
> works
>
> * Prototyping of encrypted filesystem: This is currently on hold for a
> short while due to MWC preparations
>     - We have a development template to build filesystem layout on tablet
> that could allow home encryption
>     - Most of the real work is still ahead of us: studying if in-place
> conversion  can be done with changing LVM logical volumes, /var/
> encryption, user application binaries and user app data encryption and most
> of all placement to home instead of root, boot target for password query
>
> * Drop upower in favour of statefs:
>   - udev is used directly to fetch power and battery temperature
> information via statefs power-udev provider
>   - MCE now fetches battery info from statefs
>
> * Performance improvements:
>   - Improved performance of adding items to the scenegraph, particularly
> when e.g. scrolling lists
>   - Pool allocator for shadow nodes in the scenegraph used to reduce
> possible memory fragmentation
>   - Substantially reduced the number of nodes required by the scenegraph
>   - Reduced the amount of memory required by internal JS structures
>   - Reduced the need to heap allocate when dealing with IR structures
>   - Reduced the amount of memory required for SQLite caches
>
> As  for the next OS release, we are currently at release candidate 5 for
> Yliaavanlampi (update 11) and expect to have another release candidate
> before we can decide on the release schedule.
>
> For this iteration, we have two main goals:
>     1. Demonstrate the new UI framework and Tablet functionality at the
> Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
>     2. Make the device usable in filesystem full condition to allow the
> user to recover from it on her own
>
> In addition, we have planned to work on the following:
> * Tablet specific work:
>   - Bluetooth audio configuration
>   - Integrate microphone
>   - Improve boot up and shutdown time
>   - Support for OBEX FTP Bluetooth profile
>   - Upgrade Bluetooth AVRCP to version 1.3
>   - Check Bluetooth+WLAN coexistence
>   - Verify MTP functionality
>   - Performance improvements
>   - Intel support for Android runtime
> * Enable OpenVPN support on the OS
> * Update to Facebook API 2.2
> * Telepathy farstream / SIP Audio routing policy
> * Bug fixing on issues related to Bluetooth sync, presence and
> accounts/calDAV
> * New settings options to
>  - display disk space used by images, media, backup, app data etc
>  - display SD card information
> * Update main view of Gallery app for the Tablet
>
> The following activities continue from the last iteration:
> * Adapt middleware to modemless device i.e. Tablet
> * Work towards Pulseaudio 6.0
> * Drop upower in favour of statefs
> * Allow factory reset operation to reset the OS to the latest available
> public version instead of the age old factory image
> * Run btrfs balance operation before installing OS update
> * Improvements to PackageKit for software update handling
> * Sensor detection, USB, camera adaptation and filesystem layout for the
> Tablet
> * USB tethering UI implementation https://together.jolla.com/
> question/3798/usb-tethering/
> * Private browsing https://together.jolla.com/
> question/1821/private-mode-in-web-browser/
> * Continue working on landscape mode for apps
>
> Thats all for now,
> bijjal
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