Initial MMS support in Manjaro Beta 15 Phosh for PinePhone

Initial MMS support in Manjaro Beta 15 Phosh for PinePhone

Manjaro developers announced the 15 beta release with Phosh for PinePhone. In addition to many package updates, early support for MMS has emerged. This image is running the 5.14 kernel from Megi.

Features:

  • Firefox uses a dedicated configuration and plays videos on Youtube pretty well
  • Camera app with access to back and front camera, including autofocus
  • Auto-Rotate function and manual rotate
  • Welcome wizard for easy setup of the device
  • Working Torch in the quick-access-menu
  • Prime phone functions working, including resume from deep-sleep and free speaking
  • Recording of audio works
  • Most applications got added to scale-to-fit
  • Haptic feedback functions are given
  • Optimized keyboard layout for terminal
  • Maps working with geolocate
  • Volume buttons working
  • Sensors fully functional
  • Easy access to Bluetooth, Wlan, Rotate and Mobile functions via quick settings
  • Default branch is arm-stable. This can be changed by editing /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf
  • usage of callaudiod for better audio experience with calls
  • This image uses a Crust enabled uboot

Changes since Beta14

  • Kernel got updated to 5.14.3. It includes a regression fix for v4l2, which prevented the cameras to be detected by Megapixels
  • updated alsa-ucm-pinephone to support 5.14 kernel series
  • calls got updated to 41rc1
  • adding fixes for stock firmware to modemmanager and libqmi
  • added initial MMS support, UI settings to chatty, which are not yet connected to mmsd-tng
  • updated pacman to 6.0.1
  • properly add PostmarketOS Tweaks to the profile
  • added gnss: properly clean temporary file before downloading assistance data to eg25-manager
  • eg25-manager, modemmanager, libqmi got some more fixes to support stock firmware
  • Firefox is now at 92.0
  • Pipewire got updated to 0.3.35 1
  • libhandy is now at 1.4.0
  • manjaro-tweaks-pinephone has workaround for camera breakage removed
  • chatty gained more fixes and MMS releated improvements
  • contacts got updated to 40.0
  • ModemManager is now at 1.18.0 which includes all the needed fixes to improve modem stability on the Pinephone
  • Megapixels got updated to 1.3.0
  • Siglo was renewed to 0.9.4
  • Chatty got updated to 0.4.0 including additional MMS patches
  • We are using a mobile version of calculator
  • mmsd-tng got updated to 1.2
  • pamac got updated to 10.2.0 1
  • pinephone-manjaro-tweaks got pamac adjustments changed
  • We added vvmplayer to play your voicemails
  • appstream-data got updated by Arch
  • eg25-manager got some more gnss fixes
  • kwayland got updated to 5.86.0
  • regular package updates

A detailed list of package changes can be found here

Manjaro Beta 15 Phosh for PinePhone with initial MMS support download here.

For instructions on making MMS work, see forum.manjaro.org

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