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= Fedora Mobility =
 
= Fedora Mobility =
  
Fedora Mobility is a group of Fedora contributors that are interested in Fedora on small devices. The SIG became mostly inactive for around 10 years until 2020, when it was resurrected to work on software for the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/PinePhone Pine64 Pinephone].
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Fedora Mobility SIG is a group of contributors that are interested in running Fedora on portable devices such as phones and tablets. The revitalised SIG relaunched when open phone and tablet devices started to become available such as the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/PinePhone Pine64 Pinephone].
  
 
== Mission ==
 
== Mission ==
  
Fedora Mobility hopes to eventually create an official Fedora spin that runs on mobile phones. Right now we're focusing on the PinePhone, but we hope to support even more smartphones including the Librem 5 and OnePlus 5/5T when they gain mainline kernel support.
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Fedora Mobility is aiming to eventually create an official Fedora spin to run on mobile phones, tablets and other similar portable battery powered devices. Initial focus is on the PinePhone, but we hope to support other smartphones such as the Librem 5. The aim is to get a stable, open source Phone platform that can be used as a daily driver, with full upstream software.
  
 
== Meetings ==
 
== Meetings ==
  
Meetings are on irc.freenode.net. See: [https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/sresults/?group_id=fedora_mobility_sig&type=team]
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Meetings are 16:30 UTC on #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net on the second Monday of each month. See: [https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/sresults/?group_id=fedora_mobility_sig&type=team]
  
== Getting Help and Getting Involved ==
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== Communication ==
  
At the moment Fedora Mobility is primarily maintained by very few people. We need more help!
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We communicate in the usual [[Communicate| Fedora channels]].
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* [irc://chat.freenode.net/#fedora-phone #fedora-phone] on Freenode - It's also bridged to [https://t.me/fedoraphone Telegram] and [https://matrix.to/#/#fedora-mobile:matrix.org Matrix]).
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* We use the arm mailing list [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/arm subscribe to here].
  
We communicate in the usual [[Communicate| Fedora channels]]. As of 31-03-2020, communication has temporarily shifted over to [irc://chat.freenode.net/#fedora-phone #fedora-phone] on Freenode (bridged to [https://t.me/fedoraphone Telegram] and [https://matrix.to/#/#fedora-mobile:matrix.org Matrix]). We will eventually switch to [irc://chat.freenode.net/#fedora-mobility #fedora-mobility] instead. We also have an (inactive) mailing list which you can [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/mobility subscribe to here].
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== Getting Help and Getting Involved ==
  
If you have no idea how to help us, here are some proposals where we need help:
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The effort is still quite early on, quite a bit of the phosh desktop is in place and we're working to get a Fedora Remix for Fedora 34 which will have a regular image generated soon. There's a number of ways you can get involved and help out:
* '''Packagers:''' There are so many interesting packages that are not yet packaged for Fedora. You can find a list of things we need to package on [https://gitlab.com/fedora-mobile/issues/ the GitLab page].
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* '''Packagers:''' There are so many interesting packages that are not yet packaged for Fedora. You can find a list of things we need to package on [https://pagure.io/fedora-mobility/issues Fedora Mobility issue tracker]. Or of course you can contribute by packaging them yourself.
* '''Reviewers:''' Only a few people are doing reviews. [[Packaging/ReviewGuidelines| Help us with reviews]] so that more packages can be included. You can find a list of packages currently needing review in the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1817424 Tracker Bug].
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* '''Reviewers:''' People able to do [[Packaging/ReviewGuidelines| package reviews]] can find a list of packages currently needing review in the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1817424 Tracker Bug].
 
* '''Testers:''' If you have a small device and use Fedora on it, file bugs and add them as a blocker for the Fedora Mobility [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1817424 Tracker Bug].
 
* '''Testers:''' If you have a small device and use Fedora on it, file bugs and add them as a blocker for the Fedora Mobility [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1817424 Tracker Bug].
 
* '''Bugs:''' Become a [[BugZappers| BugZapper]] and help us with Fedora Mobility related bugs.
 
* '''Bugs:''' Become a [[BugZappers| BugZapper]] and help us with Fedora Mobility related bugs.
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* '''Hardware Enablement:''' If you have the skills to work with low level early firmware, kernel and related components there's a need for assistance for device bring up, kernel development, debug and fixes to get support upstream and fix issues with hardware.
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* '''Software Develment:''' Fixes, features, mobile applications, improvement to existing Fedora applications to better run on phones and tablets.
  
 
== Current Status ==
 
== Current Status ==
  
Fedora Mobility is moving forward. A decent amount of mobile packages are now available (or will be available, once they are reviewed) in Fedora 33 (rawhide). Packages include...
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Fedora Mobility has a reasonable amount of mobile focused packages available in Fedora Rawhide. Packages groups include:
 
* A functional touch desktop environment, phosh.
 
* A functional touch desktop environment, phosh.
 
* A compatible touchscreen keyboard, squeekboard.
 
* A compatible touchscreen keyboard, squeekboard.
 
* A Calling application for making/receiving phone calls, [https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/calls Calls]
 
* A Calling application for making/receiving phone calls, [https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/calls Calls]
* That's it for now, really. We need more help!
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* Numerous other Fedora applications such as Calendar, Maps, Contacts etc
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Fedora recently added support for building aarch64 FlatPaks so we'll be looking at what applications can be packaged as FlatPaks to make them easily consumable.
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== Supported devices ==
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The list of devices we're planning to initially support are as follows:
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* [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/PinePhone Pine64 Pinephone]
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* [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/PineTab Pine64 Pinetab]
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* [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Librem5 Purism Librem 5]
  
== Future ==
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We will review other devices as opportunity and interest arises, if you're capable and interested in adding support for other devices do reach out or file a RFE in the [https://pagure.io/fedora-mobility/issues Fedora Mobility issue tracker] with details of how you can assist in adding support for the new device.
  
This section used to have a bunch of no-longer-existing things like MeeGo and championing the rise of ARM as a supported Fedora arch (oh hey, that one actually happened). Now it does not.
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== Reporting Bugs ==
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We have a few different places to report bugs and request features:
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* For bugs in packages we use the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?classification=Fedora Fedora package bugzilla]. Please add the [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1817424 Tracker Bug] as a blocking bug to the bug report so we're aware the issue relates to Mobility.
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* For issues with the images, new package requests or RFEs we use the [https://pagure.io/fedora-mobility/issues Fedora Mobility issue tracker].
  
 
== Related Fedora projects ==
 
== Related Fedora projects ==

Revision as of 13:17, 15 December 2020

Fedora Mobility

Fedora Mobility SIG is a group of contributors that are interested in running Fedora on portable devices such as phones and tablets. The revitalised SIG relaunched when open phone and tablet devices started to become available such as the Pine64 Pinephone.

Mission

Fedora Mobility is aiming to eventually create an official Fedora spin to run on mobile phones, tablets and other similar portable battery powered devices. Initial focus is on the PinePhone, but we hope to support other smartphones such as the Librem 5. The aim is to get a stable, open source Phone platform that can be used as a daily driver, with full upstream software.

Meetings

Meetings are 16:30 UTC on #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net on the second Monday of each month. See: [1]

Communication

We communicate in the usual Fedora channels.

Getting Help and Getting Involved

The effort is still quite early on, quite a bit of the phosh desktop is in place and we're working to get a Fedora Remix for Fedora 34 which will have a regular image generated soon. There's a number of ways you can get involved and help out:

  • Packagers: There are so many interesting packages that are not yet packaged for Fedora. You can find a list of things we need to package on Fedora Mobility issue tracker. Or of course you can contribute by packaging them yourself.
  • Reviewers: People able to do package reviews can find a list of packages currently needing review in the Tracker Bug.
  • Testers: If you have a small device and use Fedora on it, file bugs and add them as a blocker for the Fedora Mobility Tracker Bug.
  • Bugs: Become a BugZapper and help us with Fedora Mobility related bugs.
  • Hardware Enablement: If you have the skills to work with low level early firmware, kernel and related components there's a need for assistance for device bring up, kernel development, debug and fixes to get support upstream and fix issues with hardware.
  • Software Develment: Fixes, features, mobile applications, improvement to existing Fedora applications to better run on phones and tablets.

Current Status

Fedora Mobility has a reasonable amount of mobile focused packages available in Fedora Rawhide. Packages groups include:

  • A functional touch desktop environment, phosh.
  • A compatible touchscreen keyboard, squeekboard.
  • A Calling application for making/receiving phone calls, Calls
  • Numerous other Fedora applications such as Calendar, Maps, Contacts etc

Fedora recently added support for building aarch64 FlatPaks so we'll be looking at what applications can be packaged as FlatPaks to make them easily consumable.

Supported devices

The list of devices we're planning to initially support are as follows:

We will review other devices as opportunity and interest arises, if you're capable and interested in adding support for other devices do reach out or file a RFE in the Fedora Mobility issue tracker with details of how you can assist in adding support for the new device.

Reporting Bugs

We have a few different places to report bugs and request features:

Related Fedora projects

  • The ARM architecture project.