Librem 5 — Development Chronology


#1

 

Campaign outcome
~ 350 Dev Kits ordered / shipped   (source: Todd’s Monero interview below 22:00)
Preordered phones - statistics
~ 3,000 preorders (campaign end, October 2017)
> 6,000 preorders (extrapolation, June 2019)
~ 10,000 units produced (hinted in CCC talk)

                    Development
2017-10-04 :8ball: The Librem 5 Development Roadmap and Progress Towards i.MX 8
2017-10-13 :moneybag: Purism Collaborates with Cryptocurrency Monero to Enable Mobile Payments
2017-10-18 Purism Partners with Nextcloud to Build and Include End-to-End Encrypted Storage Products and Services
2017-11-02 :penguin: :8ball: Running Plasma Mobile on an i.MX 6 test board
  Plasma Mobile Roadmap
  :film_projector: Plasma Mobile
2017-11-13 Announcing the Librem Phone Ringtone Contest winners
2017-12-01 Le Capitole du Libre 2017
Q1 2018 Q1
2018-01-16 :8ball: Librem 5 Phone Progress Report – The First of Many More to Come!
2018-01-24 :art: Librem 5 Phone Progress Report – A Design Team Assembles
2018-01-31 :penguin: GNOME and KDE in PureOS: diversity across devices
2018-02-02 :8ball: Librem 5 general development report — February 2nd, 2018
2018-02-07 :art: :desktop_computer: Designing the Mobile Experience with Convergence in Mind
2018-02-13 :telephone_receiver: :signal_strength: :8ball: Librem 5 general development report — February 13, 2018
2018-02-14 :film_projector: :arrow_right: Interview w/ Todd Late Night Linux
2018-02-23 :art: Design report #3: designing the UI Shell, part 2
2018-03-03 :telephone_receiver: :notebook_with_decorative_cover: Librem 5 puzzle pieces starting to come together—graphics, adaptive applications, docs and SDK
2018-03-10 :art: :telephone_receiver: Design report #4: symbiotic applications
2018-03-13 :penguin: :8ball: Initial Plasma Mobile enablement on Librem 5 i.MX 6 test boards
2018-03-28 :moneybag: Purism at FestiĞ1 and the Librem as a Digital Hardware Wallet
Q2 2018 Q2
2018-04-11 :notebook_with_decorative_cover: Initial Developer Documentation for the Librem 5 Phone Platform
2018-04-24 :penguin: Purism and UBports officially collaborate to offer Ubuntu Touch on Librem 5
2018-05-10 :art: :telephone_receiver: :keyboard: Librem 5 design report #5 (Contacts app)
2018-05-18 :film_projector::telephone_receiver: :signal_strength: :8ball: Introducing Calls on the Librem 5
2018-05-21 Last Call for Librem 5 Dev Kit: order yours before June 1st 2018
2018-05 ~~ :film_projector: :arrow_right: Interviews with Todd Weaver (TFIR, UBports)
2018-06-06 :shield::telephone_receiver: Purism’s Security and Privacy Focused Librem 5 Smartphone Makes Major Strides in Manufacturing and Development
2018-06-11 :keyboard: On the Importance of On-Screen Keyboards
2018-06-11 :telephone_receiver: Librem 5 general development report — June 11, 2018
2018-06-19 :statue_of_liberty: Solving the first FSF RYF hurdle for the Librem 5
Q3 2018 Q3
2018-07-16 :film_projector::telephone_receiver: :notebook_with_decorative_cover: Librem 5 general development report — July 16, 2018 (original, broken link)
2018-07-31 :art: :telephone_receiver: :speech_balloon: Designing the scope of the Librem 5’s communication apps
2018-08-03 :signal_strength: :8ball: Librem 5 general development report – Updated August 6, 2018 (original, broken link)
2018-08-08 :arrow_right: Interview Capital F: Interview with Todd Weaver on Librem 5
2018-08-16 :art: Ethical aesthetics – Librem 5 design report #7
2018-08-29 :speech_balloon: Let’s get Chatty! (updated August 30th, 2018)
2018-09-04 :statue_of_liberty: :signal_strength: :8ball: Progress update from the Librem 5 hardware department
2018-09-04 :signal_strength: :8ball: Librem 5, the world’s first ethical, user-controlled smartphone, makes steady progress for initial shipping beginning April 2019
2018-09-06 :film_projector::telephone_receiver: :speech_balloon: :keyboard: Librem 5 general development report — September 6th, 2018
2018-09-10 :film_projector: :arrow_right: Interview w/ Nicole Lunduke Show
Q4 2018 Q4
2018-10-15 :film_projector::telephone_receiver: :speech_balloon: :keyboard::battery: Librem 5 general development report — October 15th, 2018
2018-11-09 :film_projector::8ball: Librem 5 Development Kits: we are getting there!
2018-11-23 :film_projector: :arrow_right: Interview Todd Weaver. Monero, Librem 5, Librem One, PureOS Store, …
2018-12-10 :shield: Break Free from Privacy Prison with Purism
2018-12-18 :8ball: Librem 5 dev kits are shipping!
Q1 2019 Q1
2019-01-09 :film_projector::telephone_receiver: :speech_balloon: End of Year Librem 5 Update
2019-01-10 :art: :notebook_with_decorative_cover: :signal_strength: :8ball: How We Designed the Librem 5 Dev Kit with 100% Free Software
2019-01-17 :desktop_computer::balloon: Purism announces PureOS Store
2019-01-24 :balloon: Music Player Lollypop added to PureOS Store for Librem 5 Phone and Laptops
2019-01-25 :notebook_with_decorative_cover: :8ball: Librem 5 Hardware Update
2019-02-04 :balloon: Purism announces a partnership with GDquest to develop adaptive game tutorials
2019-02-21 :film_projector::signal_strength: :8ball: Massive Progress, Exact CPU Selected & Minor Shipping Adjustment
2019-02-22 Librem 5 Hardware Update
2019-02-27 :balloon: Fragments App for the Librem 5
2019-03-06 :desktop_computer: Converging on Convergence - PureOS is Convergent, Welcome to the Future
2019-03-11 :shield::artificial_satellite::signal_strength: Lockdown Mode on the Librem 5: Beyond Hardware Kill Switches
Q2 2019 Q2
2019-04-09 Purism at LibrePlanet 2019 – Showcasing the Librem 5 Phone
2019-04-17 :film_projector::telephone_receiver: Purism’s Librem 5 Progress in Videos
2019-04-23 :film_projector::art: :signal_strength: :notebook_with_decorative_cover: April Progress Update – Librem 5 Hardware
2019-04-25 :art: Librem 5 App Design Tutorial – Part I
2019-05-08 :telephone_receiver: May Progress Update – Librem 5
2019-05-13 :art: Librem 5 App Design Tutorial – Part II
2019-05-20 :penguin: Purism and the Linux Kernel
2019-05-28 :film_projector::telephone_receiver: :speech_balloon: :battery: Librem 5 – End of May Progress
  :notebook_with_decorative_cover: App Development Examples
(Network State, Pictures, Treasure, Simple Weather)
  :film_projector: Weather App Video (Youtube version)
2019-06-05 :film_projector: Librem 5 vs Android — Which boots faster?
2019-06-13 :film_projector: Todd Weaver on Digital Trends Live
2019-06-17 :film_projector: The New libhandy 0.0.10
2019-06-19 :film_projector::telephone_receiver: :speech_balloon: :penguin::notebook_with_decorative_cover: Librem 5 June Software Update
2019-06-26 :film_projector::balloon: Runs on the Librem 5 Smartphone – Week 1
Q3 2019 Q3
2019-07-02 :art: Librem 5 App Design Tutorial — Part III
2019-07-03 :film_projector::balloon: Runs on the Librem 5 Smartphone – Week 2
2019-07-10 :film_projector::balloon: Runs on the Librem 5 Smartphone – Week 3
2019-07-10 :penguin: Purism and the Linux 5.2 Kernel
2019-07-12 :film_projector::art: :keyboard::telephone_receiver: :speech_balloon: :penguin: :notebook_with_decorative_cover: Librem 5 July Update
2019-07-10 :film_projector::balloon: Runs on the Librem 5 Smartphone – Round 4
2019-07-29 :notebook_with_decorative_cover: Librem 5 Smartphone – Final Specs Announced
2019-08-01 What a No-Carrier Phone Could Look Like
2019-08-12 The Librem 5 Smartphone in Forbes
2019-08-21 :telephone_receiver: :speech_balloon: :penguin: :keyboard::battery: Librem 5 August Update
2019-08-28 :film_projector: Purism CTO Presents “A Mobile Phone that Respects Your Freedom” at CCCamp :new:
2019-08-30 :notebook_with_decorative_cover: The Librem 5 Application Compatibility Chart
2019-09-05 :notebook_with_decorative_cover: Librem 5 Shipping Announcement :new:
  related poll: Aspen batch most popular
2019-09-11 :film_projector: Purism at GUADEC 2019 - Designing GNOME mobile apps :new:
2019-09-14 Librem 5 Batch FAQ :new:

Tags
:film_projector:️ Video Inside :telephone_receiver: Calls :speech_balloon: Chat/SMS/Matrix/XMPP :balloon: App (Store) :art: Design
:shield:️ Privacy/Security :moneybag: Cryptocurrency Monero/Ğ1 Wallet Payments
:notebook_with_decorative_cover: Documentation :statue_of_liberty: Freedom/RYF :desktop_computer:️ Convergence :penguin: Kernel/Gnome/Plasma/UBports
:8ball: i.MX8 (6) :signal_strength: baseband modem :artificial_satellite:️ GNSS/GPS :keyboard:️ Keyboard (OSK) :battery:Energy Mgmt

Additional resources

Phone Info - official
Librem 5 FAQ
What are the phone specs?
Will my existing SIM card work? What countries and networks will be supported?
Developer Documentation

Phone Info - community
Librem 5 carrier compatibility thread
Comparing specs of upcoming Linux phones (PinePhone, Librem 5, Necunos)
Librem 5 — Promise Delivery Chart

Purims Videos

:film_projector::film_projector::film_projector:️ Runs on Librem 5 :film_projector::film_projector::film_projector: an app a day keeps the boredom away
Week 1
Day 1 - Solitaire Day 5 - GNOME Dictionary & Orientation Switching
Day 2 - Gedit & Apt Day 6 - Evince Document & Book Reader
Day 3 - Web Browser Day 7 - Annotated Note Taking with Xournal
Day 4 - Gnome Calculator
Week 2
Day 8 - Clock, Stopwatch, Timer Day 12 - GNOME Podcasts
Day 9 - GNU Emacs Day 13 - Torrent Client (Fragments)
Day 10 - Password Safe Day 14 - Drawing
Day 11 - Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Week 3
Day 15 - Cryptocurrency Tracker :moneybag: Day 18 - Telnet
Day 16 - Something a little different…
   final phone and board rendering
Day 19 - Sudo
Day 17 - GNOME Contacts Day 20 - PureOS Store
Round 4
21 - Music Player (Lollypop) - youtube 25 - Image Viewer - yt - archive.org
    (Eye of GNOME)
22 - DOSBox - yt - archive.org 26 - Apache Web Server - yt - archive.org
    (in 60 seconds)
23 - GNOME Disk Utility - yt - archive.org 27 - GNOME FileOpen Dialog - yt - archive.org
24 - July Librem 5 Update - yt - archive.org 28 - GNOME Help Viewer (Yelp) - yt - archive
Round 5
29 - Animatch (game) - yt - archive.org 31 - Control Center - yt - archive.org
30 - Launcher & New Terminal - yt - archive 32 - GNOME Archive Manager - yt - archive
Playlists
YouTube — privacy-minding alternatives: Peertube (unofficial) - archive.org

Librem 5 vs Android - Which boots faster?
iOS vs Android vs Librem 5 Which One Leaks More Data? - yt - archive.org :new:

Dev-Videos by Guido
Quake 2 on the Librem 5 - (used DEB packages: [1] [2])
improved boot screenPhosh: Notifications

More Videos & Podcasts

:headphones: Late Night Linux(Todd Weaver interview)
   Ep. 31 Feb 2018
   Ep. 57 Feb 2019

:film_projector:TheLinuxGamer
   CampaignApril UpdateJune UpdateJuly Update
   Final SpecsRelease Schedule :new:

:film_projector:HackersGame
   Android and IOS ContenderLibrem 5 Stuff and Whatnot :new:
   Playlist: DevKit experiments ~15 videos

:film_projector:Chis Titus Tech
   Librem 5 Phone Specs :new:

:film_projector:Dev-Videos by Martijn
   Phosh on PostmarketOS: Nexus 5 (also on PinePhone)

:film_projector:The Internet Privacy Guy - Rob Braxman
   Setup, Rooting Android helpful? (Good privacy/security advice & background)
   Choose a Phone that’s Surveillance Free? :new:
   Is the Librem 5 Phone for You? :new:


When will librem 5 start shipping?
Librem 5 concern
Librem 5 — Promise Delivery Chart
Librem Week#1 Running Applications
Librem 5 concern
On the subject of optimizing for the Librem 5's screen
Librem Week#1 Running Applications
Understandig the giant task Purism has achieved
How much can we customize the Librem5
Librem 5 Hardcore Mode
The Purism Ecosystem
Librem 5 carrier compatibility thread
Librem Week#1 Running Applications
#2

Dude, this took a lot of work. Thank you.


#3

typo: Origianl

 


#4

Wow, thank you for this very nice overview post.


#5

Awesome timeline overview! I have a lot of reading to do now :slight_smile:


#6

wow ! is there a way to select all the links and make them each open in its own tab - all at once ?


#7

#8

Wow, great post!

Use a browser extension or a userscript.


#9

so glad you linked to archive.org . anyone interested for offline viewing can dolwnload a torrent. awesome !

bellow is the “channel” of purism SPC on archive

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A"Purism+SPC"#

it’s shitty though that the website requires proprietary javascript for some functions …

if you don’t mind i’ll link to the L5-final-specs


#10

@david.boddie, would be awesome if you could make this a wiki post, too. Would like add quite a few things :slight_smile:


#11

I was waiting for you to ask. :wink:


#12

Not to be annoying, but isn’t there one entrie missing from this already great wiki :rofl:


#13

I found 7 to add and number 4 will blow your mind :wink:


#14

some like to paint in their free time “others” meticulously create development chronologies for us lazy people :slight_smile: :hugs:


#15

inofficial should be unofficial. no biggy :wink: