Monday 22 June 2015

Sailfish OS system upgrade 16 - First info

First information on the Sailfish OS 1.1.7 (upgrade 16) for Jolla phone is revealed. What to expect?

Few bits of information were shared to developers about the next Jolla's Sailfish OS version. You can soon select Android background services to start already when the phone boots up - easy way to receive Android app notifications right after powering up!

Sailfish OS system upgrade 16 - First info

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Quote from developer mail:

Last week, we released 1.1.6 software upgrade to all our users. 1.1.7 is around the corner as well as 1.1.6 took longer to stabilize than usual. With 1.1.7, you can expect
  • Toolchain upgrade to GCC4.8
  • Pulseaudio upgrade to version 6.0
  • Python upgrade to version 3.4.3
  • Perform filesystem maintenance checks before downloading the OS upgrade 
  • Improvements to WLAN connection issues w.r.t Android apps 
  • Fixes to translation errors identified with 1.1.6 upgrade
Settings > Apps > [app name]
  • Option to allow Android app's background services to start on bootup
  • Option to force stop, clear cache and data of Android apps
During this iteration, our main goals are to have the new UI framework in releasable condition and hunt down the critical issues blocking the OS release for both phone and Tablet.  
The roadmap page has also been updated

Implemented features not yet released 

Sailfish User Interface

  • Landscape mode for Jolla store client
  • Startup wizard and Tutorial app updates based on the new UI framework
  • Split bluetooth dialogs out of the homescreen

New UI framework

  • Comprehensive review of grouped notifications in Events view
  • Polish info and notification banner layouts
  • Set device profile to silent when the ringtone sound setting is set to zero and to general profile for non-zero values
  • Display connection dialog when WLAN is enabled from shortcuts
  • Fix regressions in the phone UI
  • Landscape mode in Calendar app and system/alarm dialogs for Tablet
  • Update visual styles of Sailfish Silica components


  • CSD tool functionality
  • Get homescreen to make use of hardware compositor for both performance and battery life benefits
  • Support for keyboard layouts in QtWayland
  • Complete the transition from qmsystem2 to nemo-qml-plugin-systemsettings and drop qmsystem2
  • Upgrade Python in Nemomobile to 3.4.3
  • Upgrade Python 2 in Mer-Core to 2.7.9
  • Support for using Tablet serial number for identification in Jolla Account
  • View devices in use in Jolla accounts webpage

Disclaimer: What's listed above are planned for the next or following Sailfish OS system updates. Features listed above might or might not be part of the next update.

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By: Review Jolla
Sources: Dev mail, Dev roadmap
Published: 2015-06-22 14:38 UTC
Updated: 2015-06-22 15:06 UTC

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