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Originally Posted by claustn View Post
It runs on a Nexus 4, so it works on Sailfish ports!
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Works, looks interesting.
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Originally Posted by preflex View Post
Then, I updated and installed some packages.
Code:
pacman -Syu
pacman -S plasma chromium plasma-wayland-session weston onboard
Mmm, pacman...

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Originally Posted by karan5chaos View Post
Really interesting !
Would it work on SFOS Ports aswell ?
Also I'm a noob in linux and it's commands so can someone explain me what kind of apps we would be able to run with this ?
Thank you.
While Sailfish is a linux operating system, it differs from most distributions in that it uses the newer Wayland protocol instead of the X windowing system (or X11) that the majority of distributions use.

This is important for any piece of software that has a window. Most of them are built to use X11. In order to allow them to run on a system that uses Wayland, XWayland has been developed, but until now, I think I'm right in saying it hasn't been possible to run it on Sailfish.

So this removes that constraint, and will make it possible for applications that needed an X server to run, to run on Sailfish. Examples are Libreoffice, Gimp, Thunderbird, etc.

Read about
a) Wayland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_(display_server_protocol)

b) X Window System: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System

c) XWayland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waylan...ibility_with_X
 

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Originally Posted by pichlo View Post
Mmm, pacman...
That's ms. pacman for you... mzzz!
(Always had a soft spot for the baby one though, maybe due to the pinball part) /OT

Can't wait what a working XWayland on Sailfish brings!
 

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Originally Posted by BluesLee View Post
The next step would be to package everything so that the non techies can also profit from it.

Do things like sound, video work?
Video seems to work. I went to Youtube and played a video. It doesn't seem accellerated. FPS was watchable but not great.

I haven't set up audio yet. It's probably just a matter of setting PULSE_SERVER environment variable in the chroot. Maybe also some command inside SFOS to get pulseaudio to accept the connection.
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This is great news! Anyone try it on Jolla tablet? Would something like wxmaxima work? Presumably I would have to download the code and compile it on device. If that is the case, from which repositories should I try downloading code that is a best match for Jolla? Thanks!
 

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This is great news! Anyone try it on Jolla tablet? Would something like wxmaxima work? Presumably I would have to download the code and compile it on device. If that is the case, from which repositories should I try downloading code that is a best match for Jolla? Thanks!
wxmaxima is in Manjaro's extra repo. You should be able to install it with "pacman -S wxmaxima". You don't need to do anything fancy. All the xwayland business is handled by kwin in the guest OS. No porting/recompilation required. Just download the rootfs, extract it somewhere, set up the mounts, chroot, set some environment variables, and install whatever packages you need and want. You could also install lxpanel so you can easily launch programs within the gui. (Plasma itself doesn't work properly because it tries to run natively in wayland)

Note: You don't have to use Manjaro. I just picked it because I like Arch, but I'm too lazy for real Arch. Any distro with recent plasma/kwin should work (5.7 or later, i think. Maybe older. Debian Jessie is too old). Here is an Ubuntu rootfs you could use if you prefer debian-style package management. You should be able to apt-get install kwin, xwayland, onboard, and whatever other packages you need. The packages I installed in the first post are certainly overkill.
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Fantastic! This is what I had always hoped for in a Jolla device. Probably could even make a Jolla pc with btkb now!
 

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If you're having trouble with the lockscreen popping up,
Code:
kcmshell5 screenlocker
un-check the option to lock the screen.
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