Apps you want on the L5


#205

Any distro that follows debians lead makes all the sources available. apt-get source $PKGNAME is how to grab it. You do have to have the source URIs in your package list (it’ll prompt you if you don’t). apt-get build-dep will grab any additional dependencies needed. Once you have the source checked out, building the package can be done via dpkg -b.


#206

It’s the present.
https://repo.puri.sm/pureos/dists/
https://repo.puri.sm/pureos/pool/main/
Later you should also be able to browse the phone packages here, but currently it seems to hide them:
https://software.pureos.net/


#207

I assume that CardDav and CalDav are already in place, as well as an email app. Then the following:

BankID
Swish
Signal
Google authenticator
Microsoft authenticator

I have been waiting for those on Sailfish for too long already, and I cannot consider buying Librem until those are in place. I do not want to carry 2 phones in my pocket.

Nice to have:
Revolut
eBook reader
Slack (for work)


Librem 5 - online banking app and other m.mobile websites
#208

In anticipation of an eventual future printer and being able to control current ones I’d be interested to see Papercut working as a Pure OS native app


#209

But it’s not OSS software, so how can they make sure propriatory software working properly on their OS? It should rather be opposite.


#210

Could be my ignorance, it looks to me like they’re developing based on OSS, see Papercut Github repository and they’re actively supporting and contributing to open source


#211

I did review this repo before and didn’t find any reference of actual software. There’re some scripts, subprojects, whatnot but not the software.


#212
  • gufw, so I can show people that I have a firewall on my phone.
  • freeOTP or alike
  • a decent scientific calculator (the kind that looks like your old Ti)
  • a music-player-daemon client

#213

Then encouraging them to do so would be the best option. A Papercut app could lower the threshold for both employers and employees (business and private use) to go the Pure OS route and Purism products


#214

I see their Mobility print supports everything BUT Linux


#215

bc is enough for me, looks like even older :slight_smile:


#216

I have a question: Does Librem5 have an RSS feed reader? Can I use one on the phone or compile one on the phone?

I did not find recent info using the search function on Purism site.

Soon I will have the money to buy one of these great pocket computers called Librem5.
But:
Without RSS feed reader I will never buy Librem5.

Can someone please give me a clear answer if there is a RSS feed reader available right now?


#217

Are you looking for standalone reader or a client for TTRSS?
Either way i think the best candidate will be FeedReader - although i have no idea whether it is adopted for mobile platforms (small screens) or not. If not will require certain tinkering to adopt.


#218

You may be better off doing cross-development i.e. compile on a Linux desktop/laptop computer but targeted for the ARM CPU and phone environment - and then download the resulting program to the phone. That way you can also do much of your cycles of build-and-test on the desktop/laptop.


#219

Feeds:
https://gabmus.gitlab.io/gnome-feeds/
https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.gabmus.gfeeds

taken from the gitlab site:

Feeds is built with Purism’s libhandy library to offer a responsive user interface. Got a new shiny > GNU+Linux phone? Here’s a feed reader for you!


#220

Will desperately need a call blocker that does not ring the phone if the inbound number is not in my contacts - I get way too many junk calls.


#221

Thanks a lot for your reply.
Yes, this is a good answer to my question.

Coming from a phone with SailfishOS things are not that easy (although quite amazing, too).
I used to try the Ubuntu-phone and it was so very disappointing in details (although the idea was great and the concept was good). Means: GNU and Linux does not imply all sw is working on the mobile device.

Appreciate your answer!


#222

Ultimately, everything is replaceable, right?
I currnetly use LastPass, Signal, Calendar, Brave Browser, file explorer, navigation, clock/alarm, runkeeper, bank app, reddit, mail client, keybase…

but, even if the specific brand I’m using right now isn’t available, there are probably at least 5+ alternatives for each… and even if I can’t get an app for something, almost all of them have majority functionality in the browser…


#223

Thanks a lot for your kind reply: I just need a simple tool for retrieving and reading the subscribed rss feeds. Plenty of them.
Only reading, please no pictures, no blinking advertisements, no bloated kiddie bullshit:
Just read the feed.
That’s my requirement.
My question was more basic: Coming from SailfishOS and having tried the UbuntuPhone I was just afraid of ending up with no RSS reader at all.
With a true Linux I expect everything can be configured :wink:
Although Ubuntu users like me had to start fighting against the overload of junk and advertisement and economist crap and kiddie stupidity …

Appreciate your reply and the kind answers from the community.


#224

Linux has nice RSS readers. GNOME Feeds is a simple one and eg https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Feedreader/ has more. The only question is how friendly they are on a mobile screen.