what was annoying in android - before i switched to sailfish, it was that when i was pressing the power button to make the screen blank, then, if i wanted to open the screen and do something, i had to enter the password.

well, yes, my password is not short, and i don’t use the fingerprint authorization on purpose.

so i was waiting the android screen to go blank, to put the phone in to the pocket and avoid random presses. in winter, it was not fun. just waiting 30 seconds or something many times a day.

on the contrary, in sailfish when you press that button, the screen goes blank, but the phone doesn’t lock. in order to lock it, you have to press the lock button on screen. and even then, if you unlock it a shortly after, it won’t ask you for a password.

#android #sailfish #ux #usability #interface #lipstick #sailfishos #freedom

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CONFIG_OMFS_FS: This is the proprietary file system used by the Rio 
Karma music player and ReplayTV DVR. Despite the name, this filesystem
is not more efficient than a standard FS for MPEG files, in fact likely the
opposite is true. Say Y if you have either of these devices and wish to
mount its disk.

#marketing #linux #kernel #config #proprietary #filesystem #file_system #karma #dvr #replaytv #mpeg #omfs #freedom

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btw on telegram

Delete any message on both ends in any private chat, anytime.

from here

when free software behaves, like it’s not free. what does it mean - software erases something from my computer, without letting me choose?

#telegram #freedom

p. s. deleted telegram account today. has nothing to do with this release, was getting too dependent on a centralized technology.

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i bought xperia xa2, because sailfish on it is officially supported.

i used android for a couple of weeks. i did not even know how to ‘minimize’ an app on android.

and people were saying - ‘so you’re staying with android’ - and they were happy. or they were saying - ‘don’t install sailfish, you again will marginalize yourself, put yourself in to worst and lonelier situation’. those were real friends, i guess.

anyway, this is it. i managed to unlock the bootloader and installed sailfish.

i don’t have many features in applications i had on android, but that’s okay. i feel more in control here.

also, it’s so nice, sony allows you to unlock the bootloader and install own os. it was not possible on original jolla device.

i have one problem so far: sound gets routed through jack if i use headphones, but if i use longer line, at home to the speakers, or in the car, to the aux input of the audio system, the phone does not detect the system and sound doesn’t get routed via jack.

it worked under android.

so the drivers here are from aosp project, and they contain sony binary blobs.

anyway i hope to find some option in /proc or /sys to tune the driver.

#linux #sailfish #screenshot #xperia #xa2 #freedom

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