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Issue #1899

complete website information about supported device

Added by Fil Lupin 2 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Website and wiki content
Target version:
Start date:
10/13/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Resolution:
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Description

It seems several pages on website describes different status for the same devices.
Make the information given on these pages consistent would help making Replicant clearer for visitors.

Here are the pages where I found information which could be to update:

- Check page https://www.replicant.us/freedom-privacy-security-issues.php#recommendations into "Choosing the best Replicant-supported device" if it is still up-to-date.

In particular, it is written that GTA04 should be the prefered choice, it also is written that it is not fully supported but work is in progress. Since last date mentionned in this page is 2015, a last update date mention would help to understand if a support for GTA04 has been a project but is not anymore to wait, or if it is still in progress.

- Supported devices page https://www.replicant.us/supported-devices.php which include as maintained devices:

  • Nexus S (I902x)
  • Galaxy S (I9000)
  • Galaxy S 2 (I9100)
  • Galaxy Note (N7000)
  • Galaxy Nexus (I9250)
  • Galaxy S 3 (I9300)
  • Galaxy Note (N7100)
  • Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (P31xx)
  • Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (P51xx)
and following uncompleted devices:
  • GTA04
  • Galaxy S 3 4G (I9305)
and following unmaintained devices:
  • Dream/Magic
  • Nexus One
Since 12 devices are noted now supported by Replicant 6, I think the supported devices' list should be updated. A more clear information could be given by a tab giving the status for Replicant 4.2 and Replicant 6 for each device (supported/uncomplete/unmaintained).
From Replicant 6.0 0001 (https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/replicant/images/replicant-6.0/0001/metadata/changelog.txt) and 0002 (https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/replicant/images/replicant-6.0/0002/metadata/changelog.txt) changelog, I understand Replicant 6 is supported for following devices:
  • Galaxy S 2 (I9100)
  • Galaxy S 3 (I9300)
  • Galaxy Note 2 (N7100)
  • Galaxy S 3 4G (I9305)
  • Galaxy Note (N7000)
  • Galaxy Nexus (I9250)
  • Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (P31xx)
  • Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (P51xx)
  • Galaxy Note 8.0 (N5100 and N5110)
which makes 9 devices available for Replicant 6.

- on wiki page https://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/ReplicantStatus with a detail status.
Since this list include the same devices that former one, it seems to me these lists are not depending on interpretation so I do not understand the sens of the answer of Fil Bergamo in https://redmine.replicant.us/boards/27/topics/14642?r=14847#message-14847

However, it seems to me only one page would assure that no inconsistency remains between website pages in the future.

History

#1 Updated by Fil Bergamo 2 months ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

My interpretation of the blog announcement is that by saying

Up to 12 devices now supported by Replicant 6.0

all devices are considered, including the uncompleted ones.
That is, 10 completed devices plus 2 uncompleted.

While it is true that the supported devices page is currently missing the Galaxy Note 8.0, I already solved the issue with a patch (#1899).

Apart from that, I don't see any other major inconsistency in the number/list of supported devices.
Also, the GTA02 is still listed as the best preferable device for its features in terms of hardware freedom-friendliness.
It is true that active research on it seems to be lacking. But I think it still makes sense to remark it has more free parts than others, until a better supported device becomes available.

So, yes, maybe this paragraph could be restyled and updated a bit.
But, all in all, this seems to me like a minor issue, compared to more urgent ones that are still lingering around.
So, I suggest you submit a patch for those minor changes yourself if you have the time to do so.

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