Evangelos started contributing to GNOME and Debian after having received his early adopters edition of the PinePhone in 2020.
Today, he is a freelance Free Software Developer working with Purism on the Librem 5 phone.
He helps maintain PureOS and Mobian, both Debian based distributions and is primarily active in the
DebianOnMobile packaging team.
He is also the upstream maintainer of GNOME calls.
He enjoys using Emacs very much :)
The last few years saw the rise/rebirth of “Linux on Mobile”, that is devices capable of running (close to) mainline Linux kernels and userspace applications that you are familiar with from your desktops, laptops and servers. This talk will include a brief history, an overview of available hardware options as well as talk about (Debian based) distributions and the overall software ecosystem.
I will examine some of the available hardware and software options and spotlight the Debian based distributions that exist today. This talk should help you answer the eternal question of “Is it daily driveable?” for yourself. To achieve that I will share my experiences relying on these sort of devices during the last three years. My phone(s) run(s) phosh, a touch-friendly graphical shell for mobile devices built around GNOME technologies, on the Debian based systems PureOS and Mobian
In this short talk we will look at some of the difficulties and rough edges encountered throughout a couple years of daily driving #MobileLinux. If you ever wondered how many mobile Linux developers it takes to
- Place a call
- Connect to the WiFi
- Take a picture
and similar seemingly mundane tasks that we very much take for granted today, then this is the talk for you!
Linux for mobile is drawing much interest thanks to projects like Mobian, Phosh etc. As with any other open source project, to make a software more comfortable for the users, we have to make it adapt to their environment.
Localization and internalization is one of the primary tasks in the regard that lets users feel more comfortable with a software. In this BoF, we would like to give an introduction to the mobile ecosystem of Linux and how users can help us in localizing it to their favorite language.
We also wish to talk about incorporation of Indian languages in the mobile Linux projects, their current status and the specific areas that need help from the diverse Indian Linux community.
Our talk will also cover about libvarnam , an open source, cross platform transliterator for Indian languages. The need for libvarnam is to improve the user experience for users who don’t have the keyboard for their respective language.