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Linux Phone News - November 19, 2021

Sorry for the delay in news since our latest news post (which was the exciting news surrounding the PinePhone Pro announcement.

In the last few weeks, there have been some cool new happenings in the world of Linux phones. Let's dive right in and see what's been going on.

Sxmo 1.6.0 Brings Wayland Support

I have made my admiration for the "suckless" mobile distro, Sxmo quite public, and I am happy to say that they have delivered another great release.

This release, however, isn't your typical release with just a few bugfixes and an added feature or two - nope, this one brings support for Wayland!

Sway becomes the default window manager in this release of Sxmo, but don't worry if you prefer dwm - Sxmo still supports it, and it can be easily installed with the following command:

apk add postmarketos-ui-sxmo-dwm

You can have both sway and dwm installed at the same time, and be able to easily switch between them through the distro's built in config menu.

Other exciting features in this release include:

You can upgrade your Sxmo installation with the following command:

apk update && apk upgrade -a

Enjoy the cool new features and Wayland support!

You can visit the project's sourcehut to learn more about the update for yourself!

InfiniTime Sees a New Release With 1.7.1

Fresh off the heels of a new 1.7 Jackfruit release, there is also a new update (1.7.1) awaiting users that brings in a fix for unresponsive touch panels.

The InfiniTime Jackfruit release itself brought some cool new features to your PineTime, including:

Grab these new releases of InfiniTime for your PineTime at the links below:

Infinitime 1.7.0 "Jackfruit" | Infinitime 1.7.1

Pine64's November Update is Out

For folks like me who try to stay up to date on the latest happenings directly in relation to the PinePhone, PineTime, PineTab, and other Pine64 devices, the best place to find the information is right from Pine64 themselves.

November saw the arrival of the newest blog update from Pine64, bringing some new updates and pieces of news to think about.

Here are a few of the highlights:

You can read the post in its entirety on the Pine64 community update.

FOSSphones is now Web Monetized with Coil!

FOSSphones is all about content creators being able to monetize their content in privacy-respecting and ethical ways. Lately, I discovered the platform Coil, which enables website owners and content creators to monetize their stuff with the new Web Monetization standard.

A membership with Coil allows you to support your favorite sites who have enabled Web Monetization support. If you have a Coil account and use your Coil extension when on FOSSphones, you will be supporting us just by visiting our site.

Even if you aren't a Coil member, nothing changes - you will always be able to view FOSSphones completely free - this is just a simple way for folks who want to help contribute to be able to throw a few cents at us with each visit.

Learn more about Coil | Learn about the new Web Monetization standard

I am not in any way affiliated with Coil - merely a webmaster who is a big fan of allowing monetization for digital content in a privacy-respecting and open way.