I've written a (long-ish) proposal to make #FDroid's latest view useful again: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient/-/issues/2024
Feel free to join in on that discussion if that interests you. I'd especially appreaciate input from people using F-Droid with a non-English locale.
I've just released a first beta of #fdroidclassic: https://bubu1.eu/fdroidclassic/fdroid/repo/eu.bubu1.fdroidclassic_1000.apk
This comes with it's own f-droid repo preconfigured so it will prompt you to update itself.
Or you can add the repository to your existing #FDroid client and install F-Droid Classic form there: https://bubu1.eu/fdroidclassic/fdroid/repo?fingerprint=5187CFD99F084FFAB2AD60D9D10B39203B89A46DD4862397FE1B1A4F3D46627A
Read more about the project here: https://gitlab.com/Bubu/fdroidclassic/-/blob/master/README.md#f-droid-classic
Ich halte am Donnerstag einen Vortag über #FDroid bei der FSFE Berlin.
Wer mag kann vorbeikommen!
One of my side-projects is an alternative #FDroid client resurrecting the classic UI from before the 1.0 release.
Here's the list of things still to be fixed before an initial release: https://gitlab.com/Bubu/fdroidclassic/issues/1
One of the missing pieces is a proper icon which should resemble a retro/lo-fi version of the F-Droid robot. Anyone up for giving this a go?
I'm not a designer, so if nobody steps up the icon will be replaced by programmer art before release :D.
If you want to distribute an app that no one else wants to host make your own repo.
If you have an opinion that isn't welcome anywhere else make your own blog.
I still got a voucher code for droidcon Berlin, which is 1st - 3rd July, i.e. next week.
If anyone from the #FDroid/FOSS Android world wants it, feel free to send me a message.
Not only do I find it more intuitive to use by now (and github is slowly copying features that gitlab introduced years ago), it also really makes a difference that the development of gitlab itself is open.
Got an bug/feature request? Jump into the issue tracker and help shape the discussion about it. Or someone might even jump in and provide an implementation for it.
Here's the issue about it: https://github.com/mattermost/mattermost-mobile/issues/566
So while they in the end allowed to publish the app to #fdroid with the necessary changes the process to get there was somewhat frustrating.
Now watching a talk about #mattermost open source approach.
Now we had a bit of contact with the mattermost project for publishing their android client on #fdroid. It didn't go too well, unfortunately.
Now if anyone is in that room and wants to see mattermost on fdroid that would probably a be a good opportunity to voice that request.