I will publish an insights post later this week covering all the things we’d like to get done in the Cosmic cycle, but I wanted to get the conversation kicked off about this one right away.
GS Connect (https://github.com/andyholmes/gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect) is a GNOME Shell implementation of KDE Connect (https://community.kde.org/KDEConnect) without the KDE/Qt dependancies. This will make it easier to ship with 18.10 without having to pull in a load of new dependencies and increase further the ISO size.
I’ve briefly spoken to Andy Holmes the upstream developer to see how he’d feel about this, and he’s +1 on the idea.
I’d love for this to work in the same way as we did with Ubuntu Dock & Dash-to-Dock (https://github.com/micheleg/dash-to-dock/tree/ubuntu-do) where we have a branch in the upstream project rather than forking. Andy is happy for us to work in that way and we’ll be able to contribute fixes etc directly to the upstream project.
@3v1n0 has volunteered for this work from the Desktop team.
Is there anyone else in the community who’d like to help work on this too?
I’m really excited to see this land as a feature of Ubuntu. KDE Connect is a really useful tool, if you haven’t played with it it’s worth checking out. The latest version of GS Connect works fine in Bionic.
Maybe someone would be interested in porting the phone side app to iOS?