in 2014, after getting a #jolla phone, i started a thread on #tmo, which stated what i miss in #maemo, and what is not yet available in #sailfish.

http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=94283

i forgot about the post, and the search engine brought me as a result, when i was searching for something.

so, almost nothing changed.

the only things that changed so far are

has Mappero, I did not find comparable program for Sailfish.

we have maep and pure maps. that’s a relief.

external bluetooth keyboard cannot be used with non qwerty layouts. I use dvorak or programmer’s dvorak for Latin, and I also use Armenian typewriter layout. It’s not possible with Sailfish yet.

i did this https://github.com/norayr/sailfish_h...yboard_layouts but it only works for me on jolla device. which died.

and sony xperia xa2 doesn’t recognize my bluetooth keyboards.

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mobile device manufacturers are trying to advertise their products as means of creativity. not only means of consumption. which is also good, because it’s about us. we want to be creative, not only consume.

i would like to say, let’s not forget, that we have amazing tool for creative work, right under ours very nose, but it becomes more and more neglected.

it is banal desktop personal computer.

it has terrific operating systems, well developed, toolkits and frameworks for writing software, diverse tools for creative work - photoshop and gimp, inkscape and illustrator, maya and blender, different cad systems for architects and engineers, cool software to create movies and animations.

btw, it’s symptomatic, that gtk toolkit was created in order to write gimp. (: because if you have such cool programs it means you have cool tools to write them.

on the contrary on mobile we have tools like instagram and picsart (btw, latter is developed in armenia, some of my friends work there, it’s founded by my former chief), and those tools are more like toys, too primitive.

and when you have only mobile device you have much more limited possibilities to learn, to go deeper, if you are curious. if you use windows, you can discover cmd, regedit, download real visual studio, use real professional tools like adobe illustrator, even when pirated. on mobile you cannot have such tools. you cannot make creative work which demands more tools, more efforts, and more knowledge, more personal development. that’s why i liked my n810 with maemo, it was basically hildon over debian, and when you have debian, it means whole gnu/linux world in your hands, you have tools, you can go deeper, do and learn a lot.

so this all beauty - development frameworks, toolkits, creative and professional tools, it’s all now neglected by the society which is amazed with mobile so called apps.

#mobile #desktop #photoshop #gimp #illustrator #inkscape #blender #instagram #picsart #console #tools #programming #gtk #debian #maemo #creativity

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