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The UBports Community is less excited to release the following news:

Although we all wanted it and we all thought it was a good priority device, the following UBports Toaster, code named 'Baken', was, in fact, an April Fools joke.

https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/all-eyes-on-the-baken-110

Did you believe it was true? Did we trick you? Do you feel sad that Baken won't be yours?

Great news! You can actually develop it if you want it!

Have a great day!

#ubports
UBports Ubuntu Touch Development Update:
Ubuntu Touch for 16.04

Youtube user 'Geotech Land' has made a nice overview of the progress of 16.04 for Ubuntu Touch. If you are not able to try it for yourself (or too busy) this is a great video to catch up to see how close we are getting to a working version of Ubuntu Touch.

16.04 is a major milestone for the UBports Ubuntu Touch project.

Here's the link:

https://youtu.be/UtYoRBdjQY0

Thanks "Geotech Land" and if you are in our community please let us know so we can give you proper credit within, too.

#ubports
An Ubuntu Touch Audiocast has just been dropped.

"TROUBLE IN PARADISE"

In this episode Joe and Wayne analyse some things that sometimes go wrong in the community and offer encouragement and ideas...

Join us!

https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/ubuntu-touch-audiocast-024-trouble-in-paradise-111

Mentioned today are: @universalsuperbox, @mariogrip, @bhdouglass, @advocatux, @Flohack, @milkor73, @Stereofont, @malditobastardo

#utanews
Ubuntu Touch is an operating system for the adventurous, the free, and privacy lovers!

This series of reviews and tutorials about Ubuntu Touch (UT) Apps will enable you to tweak UT to your liking.

We are happy to keep the momentum going with a new post about the secret weapon 'Ubuntu Touch Tweak Tool.

Enjoy it here but don't tell anyone because... it's a secret weapon:

https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/ut-tweak-tool-109

#ubports #ubuntutouch
MEETUP IN MUNICH

Sometimes we forget that we are all humans and real people with names and faces. That's the power of face-to-face meetups.

On March 17th and 18th a group of people in our UBports Community figured it out and had a successful meetup - perhaps the first of its kind.

Read all about it here and hopefully this will inspire you to do the same thing in your neighbourhood!

https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/the-ubports-munich-meet-up-on-march-17th-18th-108

Special thanks to
@Twinkeybot for organizing and to @Ralf_W for writing the blog post

#ubports
The UBUNTU TOUCH Q&A will be happening on SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 2018 AT 1900 UTC

A link to the event will be provided as we get closer.

You can catch up on the last few episodes on the youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGJ7jdEoOx6_o_GbkjFaBg

Or in our audio channel on Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/ubports

See you there!

#ubports
IMPORTANT UPDATE

The UBports website (ubports.com) will be down for Spectre and Meltdown upgrades.

The down time is expected to last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours and will begin today at 1800 UTC.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience during the down time.

#ubports
IMPORTANT UPDATE

The Ubports.com website is now back up.

In fact, if you sneezed, you missed the downtime.

Thanks to @flohack and the Infra Team for keeping us running

#ubports
The UBports Community is excited to annouce a brand new language group:

POLSKI | POLISH

Language Captain: @peternerlich

Mówisz po Polsku? Dołącz do polskiej grupy UBports!
Do you speak Polish? Join the UBports Polish language group!

Kliknij, by dołączyć: https://t.me/UBports_PL
Click here to join: https://t.me/UBports_PL

#ubports-community
Did you miss the live UBUNTU TOUCH Q&A? If so, here is a link to everything you need:

UBUNTU TOUCH Q&A EPISODE 26

TOPICS: Yumi, events, Halium development & more

https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/ubuntu-touch-q-a-26-112

Enjoy

#ubports
Ubuntu Touch is an operating system for the adventurous, the free, and privacy lovers!

On our journey of app reviews and tutorials, we will dive into Terminal (UT version, of course), and discover new and awesome things.

Enjoy it and remember kids: don't use this app without your mom and dad!

https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/terminal-chapter-1-113

#ubports #ubuntutouch
COMMUNITY EVENT: MEETUP

Do you understand Francais?
Can you get to France?
Do you want to support Ubuntu Touch and UBports?

If this is you, bring yourself to this meetup and support UBports community contributor Lionel DuBoeuf (@lduboeuf) at this meetup:

https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/GDG-Code-dArmor/events/249387945/

By the way - Lionel needs your help. Please take a few minutes and participate in this blog thread so he has all the answers he needs: https://forums.ubports.com/topic/887/ubports-ubuntu-touch-slides

Thanks, Lionel!

#ubports
UBPORTS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Purism and UBports officially collaborate to offer Ubuntu Touch on Librem 5

https://puri.sm/posts/ubports-ubuntu-touch-on-librem5-collaboration/

#ubports
How are your command-line skills coming along since last week?

We are pleased to announce Chapter 2 of our Ubuntu Touch Terminal app review.
This week you can learn about command-line tools: nano, vim, and SSH!

https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/terminal-chapter-2-117

#ubports #ubuntutouch
UBports Ubuntu Touch Update

Thanks to community members like you taking a few minutes to like and review Ubuntu Touch on alternativeto.net, Ubuntu Touch is now second position against Android: https://alternativeto.net/software/android/

And second position agains iOS: https://alternativeto.net/software/ios/

If you love Ubuntu Touch, it's not too late for you to go and do a quick like and honest review. This helps our web presence and attracts unique people to the project.

#ubports #ubuntutouch
Dario on Social Media for Open-Source Communities

Saturday April 28th, our very own @dcavedon will be speaking at @ubucontwitter. Tackling a rather sensitive topic: the use of Social Media for Open-Source Communities. Come see him from 1710-1810 in Room 1.

#ubports #ubuntu #ubuntutouch #ubuconeu18
Jan on "UBports - 1 Year Later"

Saturday April 28th, our very own @neothethird will be speaking at @ubuconeurope2018. Opening the @UBports doors and giving you a complete insight in the development of the Ubuntu Touch OS. Come see him from 1710-1810 in the Conference Room.

#ubports #ubuntu #ubuntutouch #ubuconeu18
An Ubuntu Touch Audiocast has just been dropped.

"IT'S NICE... AND PEOPLE"

Join Wayne (out there) and Joe (in here) as they discuss the parallels between Tesla and Apple, proprietary vs free, challenges in community-building and roadmaps versus roadblocks (and more)...

https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/ubuntu-touch-audiocast-025-it-s-nice-and-people-123

Mentioned today are: @amolith, @seshpenguin

#uta