I’ve been watching the Librem 5 development closely for the past year or so, and my wife pre-ordered me one for Christmas so I am beyond excited to get my hands on this.
I’d love to be able to put some of my own time into this phone, the platform, and the applications to help this be the best it can be.
However, I am a (mostly) web developer in my day job, so coding in C/C++ to help fix things like the battery usage issues is a bit beyond what I know how to do.
My question, is are there areas that someone like me might be able to help with?
- Battery/perfomance issues? (Probably not since I’m not much of a low-level programmer)
- Desktop applications? (I don’t really know GTK, but I have dabbled very lightly with Qt and it might be something I could pick up with time)
- PWAs? (This seems most obvious to me as a web dev, but I’m not sure what would be needed)
I have the latest Librem 5 image set up in QEMU and have been keeping up to date with that, so I have somewhat of a platform that I could test these things on if I were to do any development.
I guess I just don’t know where I would focus my efforts. Do I just find a project and start submitting PRs?
Is anyone else (outside of Purism employees) developing anything for the Librem 5 or for any applications that they plan to run on the Librem 5?