"Nikhil Jha" <hi(a)nikhiljha.com> writes:
> Hi! I got Fedora working on PinePhone the other day, and it works surprisingly well, even though it's just desktop GNOME.
> It's a 5.6 kernel with...
> ... this device tree: https://megous.com/git/linux/tree/arch/arm64/boot/dts/allwinner/sun50i-a6... (branch: pp-5.6)
> ... and this u-boot: https://megous.com/git/u-boot/ (branch: opi-v2020.01)
> ... and some modifications to make bluetooth, sound, cameras, etc. work
> How would I go about putting this into Fedora so people could (for example) get Fedora on their PinePhones with arm-image-installer?
> Also slightly offtopic, but the version of phoc (needed to run phosh, which is Librem's mobile UI) in the repositories depends on libwlroots 0.7, which is not packaged for ARM and doesn't compile with the GCC 10 (wow that's a high version) in rawhide. Can I submit PRs on https://src.fedoraproject.org/? It doesn't look like people usually do that...
You can definitely submit pull requests to wlroots on
src.fedoraproject.org. As a matter of fact, we in the sway SIG (which
maintains this package) often update packages via pull requests instead
of pushing commits directly.
This is just a heads up and purely informational.
Using the work of Nikhil Jha as stepping stone I've managed to get Fedora and Sway running on my PinePhone.
I have yet to configure it to actually react to touch input but that will happen in the coming days. It runs though and pretty well I would dare to say.
My plan is to document my progress somewhere so it can be reproducible in some sense of the word. Who knows, there might be other neckbeards out there who wants to run it.
PostmarketOS already has a sway build which seems to be working so there's probably a few solutions to find within their work.
Instructions on the sway wiki detail creating and running a systemd user target for sway. This allows you to run services such as the status bar, swayidle, mako and others as user units, granting you all of the usual advantages.
As far as I can tell, this is not included with the fedora sway package. As this could be useful for most users of fedora on sway, I'm curious if including this has been considered by the SIG.
 https://github.com/swaywm/sway/wiki/Systemd-integration detail
I've just submitted a package review request for waybar
(https://github.com/Alexays/Waybar) and I'm looking for reviewers (and
sponsor). Since the project is a part of sway ecosystem, this list is
an obvious first thought for me.
If you are already using waybar, feel a need to review something or
just want to help me take my first step to contributing to Fedora, you
are welcome at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1798811.
I'd also like to ask if Sway SIG wants to co-own the package. It seems
to be fitting with SIG goal - provide a good user experience for sway,
and while I think I have a good track record maintaining copr
repository I feel that official Fedora package takes a bit more
With best regards,
Would you mind adding the sway-sig as co-maintainer to grim? The SIG
maintains a number of packages related to sway.
You can do this here:
The group name is 'sway-sig'.
On a related note, do you want to join the SIG?
what's your opinion on creating a SIG wide board on
teams.fedoraproject.org? We could use that to track long term
undertakings via Epics (e.g. add test gating to sway) and smaller tasks
via Tasks (e.g. package review requests). This would help at least me,
since I am currently a little lost what our current state is and what
needs to be done and where help is required.