There weren’t many changes due to the holiday season. The changes were in libconnman-qt, Settings application, and Camera application. Translations are getting better. Packages are moving into Manjaro repositories.
The previously mentioned issue with recompilation libconnman-qt package in GCC 12 was resolved by the WebOS team and merged to upstream. This is how the open source software is supposed to work. Thank you, guys!
Glacier settings plugins rework
The glacier settings architecture has changed. Previously, there were some JSON with descriptions of items in the main menu and names of the QML file to load.
Now each item in the menu has its own shared object (*.so) in the
/usr/lib/glacier-settings directory. This allows changing the list of settings plugins dynamically including removing some items entirely, for example when some hardware is not available. Items can be updated on the fly. For example, the current status of the wifi connection can be shown now.
Support for the PinePhone camera seems to be just around the corner. With the right kernel and libcamera it is possible to get the camera output to the screen with the GStreamer API. This should be just a little step away from Qt Multimedia API. The colorimetry issue was addressed in this libcamera branch.
In the meantime, the glacier camera application was updated to be able to take a picture when the focus mode is not available. This is the case of USB cameras redirected into the virtual machine.
Translations are moving forward
Polish translation reached 100% at some point in time. Many other languages are in good shape and ready to use.
At the same time, we are thinking about how to avoid translating things that will be removed, and how not to lose translations when reorganizing code. Right now it doesn’t make much sense to translate the mail application as it has very raw edges and it will be likely reworked.
Moving closer to Manjaro
We have had own group in the Manjaro Gitlab for a long time, but we are using mainly the Github repository because it allows us to use the workflow with forks and pull requests. Nevertheless, Sergey and FK are rebuilding the packages and updating the packages repositories manually. It means also removing the -git suffix from the package names. This should allow building the Nemomobile with the Manjaro repositories only without any extra repositories.
After finishing that new release will be published.
Bugs to solve
Phone calls still do not work. The audio profiles aren’t switched automatically.