Distribution Release: UBports 16.04 OTA-16
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The UBports team have announced the release of a new update, UBports 16.04 OTA-16. The new update upgrades the version of the Qt toolkit used with the mobile operating system and introduces several improvements to the Morph web browser. “OTA-16 is the second-largest release of Ubuntu Touch ever (OTA-4, the switch from Ubuntu 15.04 to 16.04, being the largest). In this release, we upgraded the installed version of the Qt frameworks from v5.9.5 to v5.12.9. Qt makes up a massive part of Ubuntu Touch, and using it saves us huge amounts of time while creating software that can scale between phone, tablet, and desktop uses. Upgrading it put us back inside Qt’s Long-Term Support cycle and gave us a number of new features we hope to take advantage of in Ubuntu Touch and the Lomiri operating environment. Over 1/3 of the binary packages contained in Ubuntu Touch have changed in this release! This includes not only the various Qt libraries, but also packages that Qt libraries depend on.” Additional information can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download options and a list of supported mobile devices can be found on the project’s Devices page.
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