A few weeks ago, I don't remember in which article, one of our readers commented why the latest version of a Linux-based mobile distribution didn't include Phosh 0.15.0. Phosh comes from Phone Shell, and it is, say, GNOME brought to mobile devices. I did not have the answer, but maybe there was something to solve. Who does not usually fail is the team of developers that yesterday, Friday, February 11, launched postmarket OS 21.12 SP2.
Although we could also number it as 21.12.2, in fact it appears like this in the URL, in the release notes as this they are usually referred to as Service Pack X. postmarketOS 21.12 SP2 is the second point update of the version released in December 2021, and in this case we cannot say that it has come only to correct errors because they have included the aforementioned Phosh 0.15.0.
PostmarketOS 21.12 SP2 highlights
- chatty 0.6.1 is updated to the latest version. This release is a significant improvement over 0.4, bringing support for MMS messaging, sending/receiving arbitrary files/media, and group chat, and many bug fixes and stability improvements.
- Phosh 0.15 is updated to the latest version, bringing support for the much-desired ability to use passphrases (ie no longer limited to numbers) to the lock screen. Also, if you have a pin-protected SIM, you will now be prompted to unlock it.
- Sxmo 1.8.2 is updated to the latest version bringing lots of bug fixes, and a new configuration layout that requires user intervention on the update. The default editor has also been changed from vis to vim.
postmarket OS 21.12 SP2 it can be downloaded from this link. Existing users can now update from the same operating system, an operation that will vary depending on the graphic environment or interface that has been chosen. We remind you that postmarketOS is also available with Plasma Mobile.