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There’s no prominent download link. How do I install Phosh? Link to heading
Phosh is part of all major phone oriented Linux distributions, so pick your favorite one. Here’s some with links to their image downloads:
Also Purism’s Librem 5 phone and Librem 11 tablet come with Phosh preinstalled (and support) by default.
Can Phosh run on other devices than phones? Link to heading
Absolutely. While phones are the main development target people also use it on e.g. tablets. Debian for example ships a phosh-tablet metapackage to make this easy once you have a Debian base installations.
I think my device isn’t supported. What to do? Link to heading
postmarketOS has the broadest device support. Check their device overview. If your device isn’t listed you likely need to start a port.
Alternatively get a well supported Linux first device like the Librem 5 or the original PinePhone. These devices are used by many people as their only smartphones, often referred to as “daily driver”.
If in doubt get in touch via the matrix channel (see below).
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So are you just using GNOME and put another shell on top? Link to heading
Quite the opposite. The Phosh project aims to drive Mobile Linux forward by contributing to the relevant components, adding mobile specific bits where necessary. For that we have contributed / are contributing larger and smaller bits to e.g. iio-sensor-proxy, ModemManager, NetworkManager (and it’s mobile provider info database), glib, libhandy, feedbackd, wlroots, wlr-protocols, Wayland, mesa, the Linux kernel, pipewire, varnam and presage, GNOME and others. See about for on overview of the technology stack and used components.
What’s a good way to contribute? Link to heading
A good first step is to join the Matrix channel. It then depends what you’re interested in. If you want to code scratching tackling one of the things that you think need improvement usually works well (as the motivation to finish it is intrinsic). You can also have a look at the open issues. We also welcome testing of merge requests and documentation improvements.
Getting in touch Link to heading
Where can I ask questions? Link to heading
You can join the matrix room
Is there an RSS feed to follow along? Link to heading
Yes. You get these by appending
index.xml to the pages, e.g.
Can I get commercial support or a specific feature developed? Link to heading
The Phosh project itself doesn’t offer commercial services. If you don’t
want to ask via the public channels you can mail
consultancy at phosh.mobi and we can get you in touch. We won’t forward any details to
3rd parties without your prior consent.
Merchandise Link to heading
I like Phosh and/or Phosh’s logo. Is there any Phosh merchandise like T-Shirts or Hoodies? Link to heading
Yes, head over here. We don’t make any money from this. The full amount goes to SpreadShirt.
Are there stickers too? Link to heading
Yes, you can usually grab them at conferences like FOSDEM and Debconf. If you want
to distribute some yourself at your event, write to
merch at phosh.mobi.
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Where’s the impressum / site details? Link to heading
See the impressum