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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 Pine64 Pinephone.

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.

Getting Help and Getting Involved

At the moment Fedora Mobility is primarily maintained by very few people. We need more help!

We communicate in the usual Fedora channels. As of 31-03-2020, communication has temporarily shifted over to #fedora-phone on Freenode (bridged to Telegram and Matrix). We will eventually switch to #fedora-mobility instead. We also have an (inactive) mailing list which you can subscribe to here.

If you have no idea how to help us, here are some proposals where we need help:

  • 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 the GitLab page.
  • Reviewers: Only a few people are doing reviews. Help us with reviews so that more packages can be included. You 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.

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...

  • A functional touch desktop environment, phosh.
  • A compatible touchscreen keyboard, squeekboard.
  • That's it for now, really. We need more help!

Future

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.

Related Fedora projects

  • The ARM architecture project.