F-droid
15  octobre     00h00
Pining for packages: Android dependency management and F-Droid Push Requests
   p One thing that made GNU Linux distros so popular is that dependency management was built into the operating system. In Debian, all software installed is packaged as a em .deb em , and its all installed from the Debian repositories. Android has always lacked this kind dependency management,...
30  juin     00h00
New language: Romanian
   p The F-Droid website is now available in Romanian too, thanks to the efforts of the few volunteer contributors. While the main pages have been completed, the Docs and app descriptions are still in progress. Those interested in lending a hand for their completion or for improving existing...
10  juin     00h00
Important Community Update
   p Hello all, p p Given recent events, the F-Droid team has decided to migrate from Freenode to OFTC. We chose OFTC because several projects the F-Droid team is closely aligned to (such as Debian and Tor) have already been using OFTC for many years. p p This decision does not come easy to us...
01  mars     00h00
F-Droid Metrics and Clean Insights
   p The F-Droid community has been discussing how to measure what apps are popular for a long time. From a href https: gitlab.com fdroid fdroiddata - commits 078f32f6 stats total downloads app.txt 2012 through 2015 a , some simple download counts were maintained in em fdroiddata em . We also...
24  février     00h00
Running emulator tests on GitLab CI
   p GitLab CI (Continuous Integration) has become an essential part of the F-Droid community processes. It is free software, built on open standards, and works well. The last piece that is missing from our testing ecosystem is a reliable way to run tests in actual Android emulators. Thanks to...
22  février     00h00
Î xodus ETIP: The Canonical Database for Tracking Trackers
   p There is a new story to add to the list of horrors of a href https: en.wikipedia.org wiki Surveillance capitalism Surveillance Capitalism a : the United States’ Military is a href https: www.vice.com en article jgqm5x us-military-location-data-xmode-locate-x purchasing tracking and...
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Android broadcasts data leakage
   p F-Droid has a long history of transparently warning users about potential risks with apps we’re distributing. Our team is currently specifically focusing on: a href 2020 01 16 tracking-the-trackers.html tracking a . Usually tracking is perfectly opaque to users. In privacy policies this...
21  février     00h00
New language: Japanese
   p Thanks to the efforts of many volunteer contributors, the F-Droid website is now available in Japanese. While the main pages and tutorials have been completed, the FAQs and app descriptions are still in progress. Those interested in adding to these translations, or improving existing translations...
05  février     00h00
APIs for All The Things
   p For F-Droid to be trusted, we need to be transparent. Making it easy for people to pay attention to all the processes and systems we use helps us stay secure. One thing that Debian and other GNU Linux distros have proven over the past decades is that transparency is an effective ingredient for...
31  janvier     00h00
tt fdroidserver tt 2.0
   p em fdroidserver em is the core collection of tools for building apps, scanning them for issues or a href docs Anti-Features Anti-Features a , collecting the resulting files into repos, and publishing them to the world. Today, a big update was released which has a large number of changes...
21  décembre     00h00
Announcing tt issuebot tt
   p F-Droid is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source (FOSS) software, and now F-Droid has a new helper: em issuebot em It started life as a hacked together a href https: gitlab.com fdroid rfp blob 69a9e2b7a11dfbc492dbdd334f426bcbec257880 .issuebot.py script a running on the a...
18  décembre     00h00
Vote now and make F-Droid a High Priority for FSF
   p At the end of October 2020 the FSF Committee began the review of the High Priority Projects free software list and they need your feedback by January 8. p p Given how the focus of this whole year ended up about human mobility and the computers that help us do our work and play wherever we...
19  novembre     00h00
Repomaker is back
   p Repomaker received a big update to make it maintainable. It now works with em fdroidserver em 1.1.10 and any Django 1.11.x version, and is almost done being a href https: gitlab.com fdroid repomaker - merge requests 218 ported to Django 2.x a . The em flatpak em package has been...
14  octobre     00h00
Adding React Native Apps to F-Droid
   p a href https: reactnative.dev React Native a is a popular open-source app development framework that makes it easy to build cross-platform applications using the platform’s native UI components. This makes it an ideal choice for developers building apps for all platforms. p p That’s...
05  octobre     00h00
Publishing an F-Droid Repo using a Hardware Security Module
   p The following is a tutorial for publishing apps through F-Droid using a hardware security module (HSM). The HSM used in this post is a a href https: www.nitrokey.com #comparison Nitrokey HSM2 a . Other hardware tokens should have similar functionality, but you’ll have to use different...
29  septembre     00h00
Happy 10 Years of F-Droid
   p 10 years ago today, Ciaran Gultnieks posted the first blog post on f-droid.org 1, kicking off 10 years of bringing free software to Android. From early on, F-Droid also had a strong commitment to privacy and marked Anti-Features to help users choose software that most respects the users. Thanks...
20  juillet     00h00
Donations with Free Software
   p When F-Droid started back in 2010, there were no free software options for donations. So we used the standard proprietary services, and received enough donations to keep things running. Thank you for your continued support over the years In recent years, two solid free software funding...
02  juillet     00h00
yml is the only metadata format, the others will be removed
   p Back in September, we a href 2019 09 11 yaml-metadata.html announced a that the F-Droid ecosystem is moving fully to YAML formats. That means the old code class highlighter-rouge .txt code custom metadata format as well as the JSON metadata format will be entirely removed from all...
29  mai     00h00
Android updates and TLS connections
   p Android device vendors are known for their short support periods. They only provide updates for a limited time or even ship devices with old Android versions. Developers then have to deal with a fragmented distribution of Android versions. Android 4.x is still used by around 2% of the active...
29  avril     00h00
Big Website Update
   p We have just completed a big overhaul of the website that makes it run smoother, handle translations better, and it much easier to build and customize. The whole process was updated to run in Debian buster using only Debian packages, while keeping the standard Ruby methods working. That makes it...