Librem 5 — Development Chronology


#1

Idea & Vision

Campaign (2017)

Show details: 14 posts, 1 interview

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 by Nicole) - tens of thousands according to Todd
~ 50,000 to be delivered by the end of Q1 2020, according to Todd.

Development (2017…2019)

Show details: 80 posts, 5 interviews
                    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
2019-08-30 :notebook_with_decorative_cover: The Librem 5 Application Compatibility Chart
2019-09-05 :notebook_with_decorative_cover: Librem 5 Shipping Announcement
  related poll: Aspen batch most popular
2019-09-11 :film_projector: Purism at GUADEC 2019 - Designing GNOME mobile apps
2019-09-14 Librem 5 Batch FAQ
2019-09-18 SIM Application Toolkit: Avoid Being Exploited

Shipping & Refinement, Librem 5 v1

                     
Aspen
2019-09-24 :champagne: :clinking_glasses: :champagne: First Librem 5 Smartphones are Shipping
  related



 
ArsTechnica: Librem 5 phone starts shipping — fully open GNU/Linux
FossLinux: Long-anticipated Librem 5 Linux Phones start shipping
omg!ubuntu: Librem 5, the $699 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping to Backers
SlashGear: Purism Librem 5 privacy-focused Linux phone has started shipping
Softpedia: Privacy and Security-Focused Librem 5 Linux Phone in Action
2019-09-25 :penguin: Purism & Linux 5.3
2019-10-16 Halo Privacy partners with Purism
2019-10-16 :film_projector: Librem 5 Aspen Batch – Photo and Video Gallery
2019-10-23 Supplying the Demand
2019-10-30 Librem 5 September 2019 Software Update
2019-11-13 “What Librem 5 batch am I in?”
2019-11-15 Librem 5 October 2019 Software Update
Birch
2019-11-15 Librem 5 Birch’s 10kΩ Resistor Fun, Devices Prepping for Shipping
2019-11-18 Oxidizing Squeekboard
2019-11-20 Librem 5 Birch Shipping update — delay of just a few days
2019-11-25 :penguin: Purism’s contributions to Linux 5.4
2019-11-27 :tada: Librem 5 Birch Shipping Announcement
2019-11-27 :statue_of_liberty::statue_of_liberty::statue_of_liberty: Breaking Ground
2019-12-03 :statue_of_liberty::statue_of_liberty::statue_of_liberty: A Different Kind of Transparency - schematics released
  Reviews Ars Technica - Backers begun receiving phones
@azdle - Unboxing - Apples & Gnomes review
@Bo1 - Unboxing video
@richi - Still at an early stage
kop316 - Reddit AMA
Chestnut
2019-12-05 :statue_of_liberty: Librem 5 USA (US made edition)
2019-12-05 :statue_of_liberty: Librem 5 on the Free Software Foundation’s Ethical Tech Gift Giving Guide
2019-12-10 Librem 5 Longevity: Solving The Problem of Disposable Technology
2019-12-13 :balloon: An Epiphany regarding Purebrowser
2019-12-16 Librem 5 Price Increase
2019-12-17 Holiday 2019 End of Year Sale
2019-12-20 2019 Year in Review: PureOS
2019-12-24 :telephone_receiver::speech_balloon::penguin:
:keyboard::art::notebook_with_decorative_cover:
Librem 5 November 2019 Software Update
2019-12-26 2019 Year in Review: Operations
2019-12-26 2019 Year in Review: Hardware
2019-12-30 2019 Year in Review: Security
2020-01-06 :penguin: 2019 Year in Review: Librem 5 Software and Kernel
2020-01-07 :art: 2019 Year in Review: Design
2020-01-22 :balloon: :notebook_with_decorative_cover: Easy Librem 5 App Development: Take a Screenshot
2020-01-23 :tada: Librem 5 Chestnut Hardware Changes
2020-01-24 Easy Librem 5 App Development: Flashlight
2020-02-04 Librem 5 Backup and Restore
2020-02-12 Community Story: Building a Librem 5 app with Rust and GTK
2020-02-13 Librem 5 Gyro and Ambient Light Sensor Progress
2020-02-13 :balloon: Librem 5 Game Development
2020-02-15 :battery::keyboard::balloon: :art: Librem 5 December 2019 Software Update
2020-02-18 Evince chosen as the Librem 5 Document Viewer
2020-02-18 Improvements to Librem 5 Light Levels
2020-02-18 :balloon: Easy Librem 5 App Development: Scale the Screen
2020-02-19 :battery: Librem 5 Power Management Improvements up to Jan 2020
2020-02-19 :balloon: Better Fullscreen App Support on the Librem 5
2020-02-19 :art: Designing an Icon for Your App
2020-02-19 Coronavirus Update
2020-02-21 How to Make the Most Secure Phone for Enterprise Businesses and Governments
2020-02-24 :penguin: What is Mobile PureOS?
2020-02-26 Interview with fphemeral: Community Member & Librem 5 Early Adopter
2020-02-28 :balloon: Desktop Firefox in Your Pocket with the Librem 5
2020-03-05 :balloon: :shield: Apparmor Installed by Default on the Librem 5
2020-03-05 :balloon: Easy Librem 5 App Development: Contacts Importer
Dogwood
2020-04-?? -
Evergreen

 

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 — Promise Delivery Chart
Librem 5 — List of Apps in Development
Librem 5 — Bits & Pieces (PCB layout) (identifying parts on the PCB)
Comparing specs of upcoming Linux phones (PinePhone, Librem 5, Necunos)
Community Wiki

Videos & Podcasts


Librem 5 — Promise Delivery Chart
When will librem 5 start shipping?
Librem 5 concern
Librem 5 concern
Librem Week#1 Running Applications
Librem 5 media (photos and videos)
Librem 5 October 2019 Software Update – Purism
Librem5 in my hand
Librem 5 Hardcore Mode
How much can we customize the Librem5
Understandig the giant task Purism has achieved
My librem 5 wish list
Librem 5 & Phone Calls
App tweaking not necessary for convergence?
Librem 5 media (photos and videos)
Price of phone is so high :(
Lack of communication
On the subject of optimizing for the Librem 5's screen
Breaking Ground – Purism
The Purism Ecosystem
Librem Week#1 Running Applications
Librem 5 carrier compatibility thread
The journey so far
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:


#16

A new chapter has been opened in the Librem 5 chronology:

:champagne: :champagne: :champagne: Shipping & Refinement :champagne: :champagne: :champagne:


#17

just seen it

say whaaaat ???


#18

Thank you very much, Caliga :smiley:


#19

uh ! i’ve just discovered that i can edit your post. chicken blindness on my part :weary:
making typo corrections as i see them …


#20