OKBoard experimental

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PawelSpoon (https://github.com/PawelSpoon/OkBoard) made some tiny changes to allow OKBoard on devices like the Xperia XA2 Plus. It offers an exellent user experience on that device in my opinion, but as the creator of OKBoard (eber42) states in https://openrepos.net/content/eber42/okboard, he won't support devices he can't test himself.

So this "experimental" version is just a rebuild of the offical OKBoard, but it allows some unsupported dimensions of keyboards. So please, no feature requests or bug reports, as there is no support for this version from the author.

Do NOT install this version if your device is already supported, but just use the regular version in that case. This version will conflict the offical version anyway.

Devices with good user experience:

  • Xperia XA2 Plus
  • Jolla Tablet

Devices with mediocre user experience

  • Gigaset GS290 Volla phone (The line does not always look super smooth, especially near the borders, but the text is fine)

The version uploaded is the latest from eber42, working on SFOS 4.5.

If other, similar devices are reported to work or not (that I can't test) I could add them to the current list of devices.


Application versions: 
File okboard-experimental-0.6.37-1.armv7hl.rpm10.53 MB15/02/2023 - 14:40
File okboard-experimental-0.6.37-1.aarch64.rpm10.54 MB15/02/2023 - 14:40
File okboard-experimental-0.6.37-1.i486.rpm10.56 MB16/02/2023 - 02:47



PawelSpoon's picture

Can write on gs 290, volla phone. The line does not allways look super smooth, especially near the borders, but the text is fine. Thanks again for building it. It wouldbe cool if we could know, how to provide the propper params based on device specs. maybe eber42 can tell us some day.

ade's picture

Added your user experience to the description

PawelSpoon's picture

Yup, it's the arch problem. Austria works, german not. But austrian is fine. Thanks

PawelSpoon's picture

Are you able to instalk any of thr language packs ? spanish works, german not .whatever. Thanks for buiding it!!

ade's picture

I never installed any language pack, as Dutch is supported by default.
Are you trying to install the armv7hl from https://openrepos.net/content/mautz/german-language-files-okboard on an aarch64 OS or are tring to install https://openrepos.net/content/gaelic/austrian-german-language-files-okboard? The lastest Spanish pack is noarch and it seems that you are looking for a noarch version of Czech in this comment https://openrepos.net/comment/41666#comment-41666.

PawelSpoon's picture

You made my day

aviarus's picture

Nice :)