Sailfish: First Software Update 09/12/13
Andrebechet, one of our community mod’s brought this to our attention earlier on today, the news that Sailfish will get it’s first update since the launch on 27/11/13.
The source for the changelog is available here: https://lists.sailfishos.org/pipermail/devel/2013-December/001693.html
It appears that the update focuses mainly on bug fixes, but nevertheless shows signs that Jolla are not slowing down with the imminent festive season on our doorstep.
Here is a list of the changes we can expect:
Hi all, SailfishOS gets its very first update today, version 184.108.40.206 (Laadunjärvi). It is mainly a bug fix release aimed at improving the stability and usability of the OS. Here are the highlights of the improvements this release brings to your Jolla phone: Connectivity * WLAN password input improvements * WLAN connection possible to change directly from one hotspot to an other * Notification banner visible when checking updates without internet connection * USB MAC address does not change anymore between connections in developer mode * Mobile data switch status (toggle on/off) is shown on the Settings cover Store * Items in Store feed view now have visual busy indication while installing * Chinese comments are no longer presented as "?" characters * Improved notifications when app download fails * App grid now shows busy indicators or current status when leaving and reopening page * Application downloads are now more resilient to failures Bluetooth * File receive dialog displays the name of the paired device correctly * Improvements in BT pairing * BT settings now responds to bluetooth daemon restart properly Phone & Messages * Phone now displays number labels (i.e. work/home/mobile) during selection * DTMF tones are not skipped when user rapidly presses keys * Fixed a case when incoming call is silenced and there is still sound played after call ends * Improved contact matching in call logs when contacts imported from SIM * Active cover shows contact names * Visual improvements in call forwarding UI and supplementary services * Support for sms: URL in Messages People * No more duplicated data in SIM contact import * Improved handling of contact card details including avatars * Added address does not disappear any more from contact viewer screen after adding website information * Stability improvements in People app during contact linking operation * Performance improvements in Birthday plugin for contacts Accounts/services * Removing a service account now removes related content from People app * Account emits a signal when enabled / status changes * Option to share to Facebook does not disappear anymore after adding an email account * Facebook notification will not appear repeatedly anymore * Disabling Facebook account removes Facebook from Events view * IM accounts now connect without needing to reboot device, after adding them * IM presence state persists now over reboot or changing connectivity * Improved Exchange account setup flow * Improved interoperability with servers preferring unsupported EAS protocol 14.x Browser * Audio and video are now in sync while playing youtube videos * Browser does not crash when playing multiple videos Calendar * New dedicated calendar alarm UI introduced which will show up with alarms added after the update. Homescreen & notifications * Events view wallpaper stays aligned with homescreen wallpaper * Lock screen pulley menu shortcuts are not broken when device lock is on * In Events view, Share what's on your mind account grid shows service icons * Improvements to notification item layouts * Sound feedback on battery empty shutdown * Window titles for apps set Platform * Content picker only has the search field when there is content available * Context menu is correctly updated with dynamic items * The press effects in button and list items are unified * Text linking matches numbers inside word boundaries * QWindow::setTitle() is sent over Wayland * DSME initial battery value is correct in bootup, or for shutdown * Time and date changes persist over reboot * DSME wakes from suspend to read HW temperatur and battery status * USB mode notification does not offer Developer mode when developer mode is not enabled * Device lock is not anymore set when you use "Clear device lock code" function * The device lock code is not asked when the value is the same than earlier * Password field does not flash last character in clear text * Date picker correctly highlights selected date and shows proper week numbers in January
There are some fairly important changes/fixes in there which should help streamline the overall operability of Sailfish for current users.
It’s nice to know that by the time pre-orders start getting into peoples hands, they can already look forward to some improvements to the functionality. :-)
Thanks to andre for tipping us and Jolla for their continued hard work! :-)