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:

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
(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:

* WLAN password input improvements
* WLAN connection possible to change directly from one hotspot to
  an other
* Notification banner visible when checking updates without internet
* USB MAC address does not change anymore between connections in
  developer mode
* Mobile data switch status (toggle on/off) is shown on the Settings

* Items in Store feed view now have visual busy indication while
* 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 

* 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
* 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

* 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

* 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 

* Audio and video are now in sync while playing youtube videos
* Browser does not crash when playing multiple videos

* 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 

* Content picker only has the search field when there is content
* 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"
* The device lock code is not asked when the value is the same than
* 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! :-)

Sail On!



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