If you don't mind please spend some time reading this, think about yourself and your uses for the V and finally vote in the attached poll. Thanks a lot
At first I want to thank @Helios for mentioning this thread in the Community Digest as I'm sure it attracted many people - thanks a lot!
As for the results:
- 57% actually want this feature, with just 11% not wanting it.
- 58% have a mid to high priority for touch support.
- 39% of the community plan to use their V in a multi-boot environment.
So what conclusion can we draw from this? Simply that about half the people really need and want it (so it's not a poweruser-feature) and therefore should be available by all means and within a medium timeframe (a few weeks after launch).
I'll ping @Team again to notify of the Update; please provide some information about when you start working on it and when approx. we can expect it to be finished.
A long while back some community members mentioned our UEFI should have support for touch input and Eve promised to look into it. The state of the art comment on this subject is
One of the reasons is that
So in this post I want to summarize briefly why I think it is a very important feature and listen to the opinions of other members.
What do we need UEFI touch-support for?
Basically for everything that happens at UEFI-stage, for example changing some settings (like power management, boot order, legacy mode etc.) or using programs like bootmanagers.
Of course one won't change the settings every day, however when talking about bootmanagers it's a whole different story.
The V is capable of running many OS on it, not just Windows. So one could have his main work done on a Windows install (because he needs special software) and try to setup a Android install for using his favored mobile apps. Someone else might just use the Windows install for updating the relevant hardware drivers from time to time and do the rest of his daily work on a Ubuntu box.
Whatever is the usecase, as soon as one plans to use more than Windows he has to decide on every boot what OS to start, and that's where the bootmanager chimes in (a popular choice would be rEFInd). It allows to select the OS.
If the V's UEFI does not support touch, you cannot select the OS without attaching the keyboard everytime. What if you forgot your keyboard at home? Decided to leave it in the apartment because it's not needed on the field trip you're doing? Or just want to use the V as a genuine tablet (yes, it's still a 2in1...)?
Well, then you're screwed.
To prevent that I would kindly ask Eve to implement this feature as soon as possible (after 1st and 2nd batch production is done ofc.).
Everyone's opinion counts!
Now it's time for some community feedback; I tried to make the polls as neutral as possible and hope I haven't forgot anything. (If I did feel free to tell me in the comments or PM.)
Round 1: What are your plans with your V?
- Group 1 - I plan to use ONLY Windows on my V.
- Group 2 - I plan to use MULTIPLE OS on my V.
Votes are public.
Round 2: Would you want Eve to integrate UEFI touch-support?
- YES - because I want it for multi-boot environment.
- YES - because of other reasons (specify in comments pls)
- NO - because I will only use Windows.
- NO - because of other reasons (specify in comments pls)
- 42 - I don't really care.
Votes are public.
OPTIONAL Round 3: If you have voted YES in the above poll - How urgent is this feature for you?
- HIGH priority - better yesterday!
- MID priority - would be cool to have it a few weeks after my V arrives.
- LOW priority - I don't need it in the next 3-6 month.
Votes are public.
If you reached this paragraph I have to thank you for all your reading and hopefully participating in the above polls! Do you have any ideas, suggestions or improvements (regarding this topic)? Let me know in the comments.
EDIT: This poll will end after 1 week, at the 23rd of June.