Distro for writers, k & m, LibreOffice, PostmarketOS?
It wouldn't just be the PinePhone they'd be supporting if they released an aarch64 version - there are other aarch64 devices with MUCH higher sales. I'd guess that between the Raspberry Pi 4, 3 and Zero 2 would be the biggest block.

I was going to suggest looking at Calligra, but their Windows support seems to have gone downhill.

I spent @1/2hr on and off with the iGo Stowaway bluetooth keyboard connecting to mobian/phosh and relearning some of its layout oddities, mostly in libreoffice writer, and didn't have any disconnection issues. It did auto-sleep at one point (while I was looking up some keymap stuff), but hitting a key triggered reconnection and all was fine again. It's somewhat ancient though - I bought it for use with the openmoko. Perhaps being ancient and well regarded at the time it became well supported? I did get the "libreoffice won't let you do anything" issue which felt rather like a modal dialog had been drawn off-screen or something. I really wouldn't want to use it at that screen size though - the interface just isn't built for it. I'd still love to have modern hardware in a Psion 5 case, and the old UI with a current backend behind it for interoperable file access - the old Psion apps wrote something proprietary and highly optimized that needed translating to and from desktop formats using their proprietary sync software which is something I certainly don't miss!

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RE: Distro for writers, k & m, LibreOffice, PostmarketOS? - by wibble - 06-16-2022, 10:47 AM

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