You don’t need to believe me when I say we don’t all have the same bugs. I really think somebody like you could help a lot being a beta user and you could help to solve all the bugs you find important.
Beta is what it means. It is not alpha so it is not unstable.
I don’t want to sound too negative all the time, but the stable releases feel sometimes like alpha releases. I need my phone for work and daily routines. FP needs to improve their internal quality control first before I will risk things being their beta tester.
The wording of the beta program is quite clear, be prepared to run into major issues.
We don’t all have the same issues, but most of them are reproducible. Please don’t make it sound like most issues don’t happen. Those topics are loaded with people complaining about them. Some people don’t run into them because they use their phone differently or for some reason don’t notice. E.g. “I don’t have” the Bluetooth bug because I use different codecs. But the issue is there. One of the outliers is the fingerprint scanner bug.
Smooth update, though I lost two shortcuts from the home screen: one app (Files) and one contact.
And home screen has mysteriously acquired an (empty) additional page, unless I unwittingly created that myself …
That must be you, because mine has still the traditional 3 pages.
I didn’t know one can have additional pages, there is no mention of this in the (very succinct) “Home Settings”.
How did you (unwittingly) do it?
A question that brings its own reply.
After a reboot, the extra page disappeared, that’s probably normal since it was empty. However, I’ve been able to create it again by moving an existing shortcut created for the purpose. I’ve even added one more after that. Not that I need it. I now have five pages including the one with At a glance. You speak of “the traditional 3 pages” but I’ve never been aware of any limit.
I get the feeling that that promise only extends to the hardware. I’m also a beta tester and I feel the communication is, surprise surprise, pretty limited over there as well. Almost everything on their GitLab is listed as “Moved to Quality Gitlab” with no indication of what that actually means. I assume they have a separate GitLab where they list all of the quality of life issues or something.
I find it rather standard that companies have an internal bugtracker (might as well be an internal project on the same server) or internal tickets where the actual work gets done. In not a single of my current and previous companies the bug tickets to be worked on by devs were the original customer tickets.
Having your tickets read and discussed by the devs is something we’ve got into the habit of seeing in FOSS where it’s possible and preferable, since “users” are directly involved in the process. But to my mind, we shouldn’t be expecting to see that outside of FOSS.
My complaint wasn’t that they have internal tickets. That’s 100% understandable. My complaint was that they aren’t 100% clear about what “Quality Gitlab” is. When/If Solveig ever responds to my email I will suggest adding that somewhere on the intro page.