When Canonical discontinued their mobile operating system and forgot about convergence, UBports took over Ubuntu Touch and went ahead with its development. Of course, it is not the same to have a company like the one run by Mark Shuttleworth behind than to do it without it, and that may be one of the reasons why UBports asks for help from whoever can offer it to check that everything is ready for the next launch.
He did so in a blog post published a few hours ago. In it they tell us about many of the changes that are to come and that will come together with the OTA-10 that is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 14. The intention is to prepare everything so that everything goes as well as possible next week and for this you have to try the latest Release Candidate, in this case a version subject to change that already includes practically everything that will be released together with the final version.
Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 will arrive on August 14
The information that UBports is interested in are questions such as what device is used, if a bug related to the Done column has been fixed or collateral damage has been noted after repairing the previous bug. Installing the OTA-10 Release Candidate and checking if the bug is present is simple and you just have to do the following:
- All applications are updated from System Preferences / Updates or from "My apps" in the OpenStore.
- Then you have to go to Preferences / Updates / Update Settings / Release Channel.
- Select "rc".
- You go back to the updates screen and the downloaded update is installed. Once restarted, the computer will already have the OTA-10. The image will be called 2019-W32 or later.
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