Librem 5 — Development Chronology


#1

Idea & Vision
Purism Origin Story

2016-08-08 :film_projector:TWiT Network - Screensavers: Todd Weaver interview (Phone and services: 13:00)
2016-08-29 At crossroads for the Librem 15″ 4K: lessons learned from supply chain dependencies (see: The updated operations roadmap)

2016-11-15 Android’s Secret Backdoor, and How Purism’s Business Model Avoids This Type of Threat
2016-11-21 Apple’s Collecting User Calls and Messages, and How Purism Avoids This Type of Threat

Campaign
2017-08-24 Purism Unveils Plans to Build Librem 5, the World’s First Encrypted, Open Smartphone Ecosystem Giving Users Complete Device Control
2017-08-24 :film_projector:Librem 5 Campaign Video
2017-08-24 :film_projector:Original Funding Campaign Page
2017-08-24 :speech_balloon: Matrix.org partnership
2017-08-27 Of Laptops and Phones
2017-08-28 :film_projector:Lunduke Show: Librem 5, Linux-powered smartphone w/Privacy features (interview with Todd Weaver)
2017-09-14 :penguin: Purism and KDE to Work Together on World’s First Truly Free Smartphone
2017-09-15 :penguin: GNOME & KDE: The Purism Librem 5 phone is building a shared platform, not walled gardens
2017-09-19 :penguin: GNOME Foundation Partners with Purism to Support Its Efforts to Build the Librem 5 Smartphone
2017-09-21 Make your own Librem 5 concept art
2017-10-02 Librem 5 Surges Past 50 Percent of its $1.5 Million Funding Goal To Deliver Encrypted, Privacy Smartphone That Won’t Track Users
2017-10-04 Librem 5 Campaign Surges Past One Million Dollars
2017-10-05 :8ball: Initial Touch and Web Browsing experiments on Librem 5 prototyping boards
2017-10-09 Purism Meets Its $1.5 Million Goal for Security Focused Librem 5 Smartphone One Week After Surging Past the 50% Mark
2017-10-10 4 reasons why the librem 5 got funded
2017-10-11 Over $1.6 million raised for the Librem 5 — What this means for you

Campaign outcome
Preordered phones - statistics
~3000 preorders (campaign end, October 2017)
~6000 preorders (extrapolation, June 2019)

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

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:Todd Weaver Interview (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

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:Some Todd Weaver interviews (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

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 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:Lunduke Show: Interview with Nicole

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!
2018-12-10 :shield:Break Free from Privacy Prison with Purism
2018-12-18 :8ball: Librem 5 dev kits are shipping!

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

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 (Quake II demo. DEB pkgs [1] [2])
2019-06-26 :film_projector::balloon: Runs on the Librem 5 Smartphone – Week 1

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

Runs on Librem 5 — an app a day keeps the boredom away
:film_projector:Librem 5 vs Android - Which boots faster?
Day 1 - :film_projector:Solitaire
Day 2 - :film_projector:Gedit & Apt
Day 3 - :film_projector:Web Browser
Day 4 - :film_projector:Gnome Calculator
Day 5 - :film_projector:GNOME Dictionary & Orientation Switching
Day 6 - :film_projector:Evince Document & Book Reader
Day 7 - :film_projector:Annotated Note Taking with Xournal

Day 8 - :film_projector:Clock, Stopwatch, Timer
Day 9 - :film_projector:GNU Emacs
Day 10 - :film_projector:Password Safe
Day 11 - :film_projector:Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Day 12 - :film_projector:GNOME Podcasts
Day 13 - :film_projector:Torrent Client (Fragments)
Day 14 - :film_projector:Drawing

Day 15 - :film_projector::moneybag: Cryptocurrency Tracker
Day 16 - :film_projector:Something a little different… final phone and board rendering
Day 17 - :film_projector:GNOME Contacts
Day 18 - :film_projector:Telnet
Day 19 - :film_projector:Sudo
Day 20 - :film_projector:PureOS Store

Day 21 - :film_projector:️ Music Player (Lollypop) - youtube
Day 22 - :film_projector:️ DOSBox - archive.org - youtube
Day 23 - :film_projector:️ GNOME Disk Utility - archive.org - youtube
Day 24 - :film_projector:️ July Librem 5 Update - archive.org - youtube
Day 25 - Image Viewer (Eye of GNOME) - archive. org - youtube
Day 26 - Apache Web Server (in 60 seconds) - archive.org - youtube
Day 27 - ?

:film_projector:️ Playlists - archive.org - Peertube (inofficial) - Youtube

More Videos
:film_projector:️ TheLinuxGamer CampaignApril UpdateJune Update
:film_projector:️ HackersGame Android and IOS ContenderPlaylist: DevKit experiments

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


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#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.