F-Droid News

TWIF 46 & 47: Android SDK in Debian Buster and more website translations

This Week In F-Droid 47, Week 11, 2019

In this edition: App summary translations, looking for maintainer, android SDK in Debian Buster accepted, more languages on the F-Droid website and odds and ends. There are 21 new and 151 updated apps.

TWIF 45: Localization improvements and faster news

This Week In F-Droid 45, Week 9, 2019

In this edition: Localization improvements in the F-Droid repository, F-Droid News section is splitting off, german article on how to have your own F-Droid repository, and Calendar Notifications Plus unpublished from Play Store. There are 2 new and 64 updated apps.

TWIF 44: Mirror, mirror on the wall

This Week In F-Droid 44, Week 8, 2019

In this edition: Mirror work in F-Droid 1.6 alpha 1, new blog on Planet F-Droid, submission queue maintenance, and part 4 of Izzy’s F-Droid series published in print. There are 7 new and 35 updated apps.

TWIF 43: The Android Rebuilt edition (alpha)

This Week In F-Droid 43, Week 7, 2019

In this edition: First alpha of android-rebuilds is up, F-Droid performance and Izzy triaging. There are 15 new and 69 updated apps.

TWIF 42: The Packaging Marathon Edition

This Week In F-Droid 42, Week 6, 2019

In this edition: Help needed with Debian Android Tools and Requests for Packaging marathon. There are 45 new and 98 updated apps.

TWIF 41: The Third Reproducible App Edition

This Week In F-Droid 41, Week 5, 2019

In this edition: Stringlate discontinued, part 2 of Izzy’s F-Droid series is now online in German and androDNS: Third reproducible app in F-Droid. There are 16 new and 107 updated apps.

TWIF 40: The NewPipe Broken Builds edition

This Week In F-Droid 40, Week 4, 2019

In this edition: NewPipe and broken builds, and more than 5000 followers on Mastodon. There are 20 new and 71 updated apps.

TWIF 38

This Week In F-Droid 38, Week 2, 2019

In this edition: F-Droid 1.5.1 is the recommended version, firewall apps in the spotlight. There are 3 new and 77 updated apps.

TWIF 37: The European Bug Bounty Edition

This Week In F-Droid 37, Week 1, 2019

In this edition: Happy New Year, @Izzy’s third F-Droid article on-line and Europe to fund bug bounties for 15 open source programs. There are 11 new and 72 updated apps, with a major release for UserLAnd.

TWIF 36: F-Droid at 35C3 and ZDF

This Week In F-Droid 36, Week 52, 2018

In this edition: Second part of @Izzy’s article series is available, Privacy-focused article at ZDF, F-Droid does 35C3 and F-Droid 1.5 released. There are 3 new and 90 updated apps.

TWIF 35: The Flatpak edition

This Week In F-Droid 35, Week 51, 2018

In this edition: New automated mirror monitor, repomaker released to Flathub, unofficial F-Droid meeting at 35C3 and talk about Off-Grid Services by @_hc.

There are 11 new and 68 updated apps.

TWIF 34: F-Droid is a Planet

This Week In F-Droid 34, Week 50, 2018

In this edition: Planet F-Droid now exists, call for submissions for Planet F-Droid and first article of Izzy’s F-Droid series available in English. There are 3 new and 59 updated apps.

TWIF 32: Building the Android SDKs as Free Software, and other calls for help

This Week In F-Droid 32, Week 48, 2018

In this edition: Building the Android SDKs as Free Software, F-Droid buildserver container, F-Droid article in c’t magazine, repomaker Flatpak and TWIF Call for Help. There are 8 new and 67 updated apps.

TWIF 31: A look at app rankings and Briar arrives

This Week In F-Droid 31, Week 47, 2018

In this edition: A look into app rankings and Briar arrives as reproducible build. There are 16 new and 58 updated apps.

TWIF 30: Publishing Applications through F-Droid, Gitlab Runners and Pluggable Transports

This Week In F-Droid 30, Week 46, 2018

In this edition: Publishing applications through F-Droid, Private GitLab runners, Pluggable Transports and F-Droid Matrix server up and running. There are 7 new and 64 updated apps.

TWIF 29: New Matrix Server and Mirror Testers Wanted

This Week In F-Droid 29, Week 45, 2018

In this edition: Lots of F-Droid news. We’re looking for Mirror testers, and help with developing an auditing proxy. We are also setting up our own Matrix server, and have some news about Fairphone as a Service. In the app department, we have 12 new and 79 updated apps.

TWIF 28: NewPipe YouTube Client Edition

This Week In F-Droid 28, Week 44, 2018

In this edition: Not too much occured this week but we do have a good number of updated apps including updates to the much loved NewPipe YouTube client and a streaming music app for YouTube too. All total there are 6 new and 89 updated apps.

TWIF 27: New Servers and First Alpha Release of F-Droid 1.5

This Week In F-Droid 27, Week 43, 2018

In this edition: Two new heavy duty servers, first alpha release of F-Droid 1.5, metadata cleanup, automatic buildserver setup, Portuguese Courts rule against Google, and F-Droid confirmed malware-free. There are 4 new and 32 updated apps.

TWIF 26: Tagesschau F-Droid repo and translation workflow improvement

This Week In F-Droid 26, Week 42, 2018

In this edition: Tagesschau running an F-Droid repo, starting up translation improvements, finalizing buildserver automation, and 2 new and 79 updated apps.

TWIF 25: Tor Browser, Matrix room enhancements and mirror beta testing

This Week In F-Droid 25, Week 41, 2018

In this edition: Tor Browser in Guardian Project, Matrix room improved, F-Droid bottom bar improvement, beta mirror up for testing, and 11 new apps and a record-breaking 114 updates.

TWIF 24: The End of Logging As We Know It

This Week In F-Droid 24, Week 40, 2018

A light edition this week, due to the update process being stuck since Monday. This week we learn of BotBot.me shutting down, 4 new apps and 25 updates, with a major update for SnoopSnitch.

TWIF 23: Successful update to Stretch

This Week In F-Droid 23, Week 39, 2018

In this edition: Buildserver successfully upgraded to Stretch, SET Anti-Feature fixed, new F-Droid sweatshirts, and F-Droid 1.4 marked stable. There are 3 new apps and 66 updates, including Music Player GO, FOSS Browser, StreetComplete, and Bimba.

TWIF 22: Servers Edition

This Week In F-Droid 22, Week 38, 2018 Feed

In this edition: Buildserver ready to upgrade to Stretch, SET Anti-Feature bug, hosted basebox images, pretty fdroiddata graphs, Rocket.Chat finally lands, and 68 updated apps including Mastalab.

TWIF 21: VMs Donated and Tor Browser goes Android

This Week In F-Droid 21, Week 37, 2018

In this edition: F-Droid project receives a donation of two VMs, Tor Browser coming to Android, 28 new apps including Emerald Dialer and MiniVector, and 61 app updates including NewPipe and Kwik EFIS & DMAP.

TWIF 20: Security audit completed, buildserver setup with ansible

This Week In F-Droid 20, Week 36, 2018

In this edition: Second security audit completed, automating the buildserver setup with ansible, a light week with updates for Just Notes, Cow’s Revenge, Feeel, and others.

TWIF 19: Untis, Tusky and Rabbit Escape updated

This Week In F-Droid 19, Week 35, 2018

In this edition: 9 new apps, and 57 updates featuring Untis, Tusky, Rabbit Escape, and also Libretorrent, Orgzly, StreetComplete, Mastalab, Revolution IRC and more.

TWIF 18: Navigation Apps Updated

This Week in F-Droid 18, Week 34, 2018.

Highlights: 11 newly released apps, OsmAnd and Maps receive major updates, upcoming talks at F/LOSS conferences, and preliminary discussion on efforts to decentralise F-droid index creation.

TWIF 17: The reproducible builds and encrypted e-mail edition

This Week In F-Droid 17, Week 33, 2018

In this edition: Voting on Fennec icon, Mattermost advocacy, USB/SD card swap demonstrated, fixing OsmAnd~, Featured badge, using custom ROMs, and integrating F-Droid with the fediverse. In apps, Tutanota is in and the reproducible builds Öffi and Briar finally dropped.

TWIF 16: The note-taking todo text editor edition

This Week In F-Droid 16, Week 32, 2018

In this edition: Fixing nearby swap, download link broken and fixed again, a flaky build cycle, 3000 Mastodon followers, and Tutanota and Rocket Chat coming soon.

TWIF 15: Announcing F-Droid 1.3

This Week In F-Droid 15, Week 31, 2018 In this edition: Releasing F-Droid 1.3, building Briar reproducibly and F-Droid shirts now available. F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors.

TWIF 14: The Reproducibly Stuck Edition

This Week In F-Droid 14, Week 30, 2018 In this edition: Improved app descriptions in the repository, testers for beta 5 welcome, and reproducible builds still stuck. F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors.

TWIF 13: Public Transport Edition

This Week In F-Droid 13, Week 29, 2018 In this edition: Öffi released as open source, Transportr 2.0 released, better app descriptions and that annoying bug that causes updates to keep reappearing has been fixed in the latest alpha. F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store.

This Week in F-Droid, Week 28

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week. F-Droid core Izzy is currently in the process of adding tons of expanded app descriptions.

This Week in F-Droid, Week 27

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week. F-Droid core We have gradle 4.8 on the buildserver now, which fixes some builds.

This Week in F-Droid, Week 26

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week. Thanks to Bubu for doing a surprise week 25 TWIF!

This Week in F-Droid, Week 25

This week hastily compiled by Bubu. I probably missed things. F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

This Week in F-Droid, Week 24

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week. F-Droid core We broke 2500 followers on Mastodon! _hc is working full-time on the whitelabel support this week, eliminating some technical debt in the process.

This Week in F-Droid, Week 23

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week. F-Droid core Only a few days left for the Fennec icon challenge!

This Week in F-Droid, Week 22

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week. F-Droid core We haven’t received any more submissions for our Fennec icon challenge this week.

This Week in F-Droid, Week 21

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week. F-Droid core We have new contributors and permissions in GitLab.

This Week in F-Droid, Week 20

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week. F-Droid core Rudloff has been very active again, and is responsible for most of the record-breaking 12 new apps!

This Week in F-Droid, Week 19

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device. This post lists notable things that happened in and around F-Droid this past week. What’s happening in F-Droid Rudloff has been tearing through the rfp backlog faster than Bubu and mimi89999 can review it. This means new apps are getting added to F-Droid faster.

This Week in F-Droid, Week 18

Hi everyone! You have been telling us you liked the first #twif, so have another! F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device. This post lists notable things that happened in and around F-Droid this past week. What’s happening in F-Droid F-Droid client v1.

This Week in F-Droid

Hi everyone! This is a little experiment triggered by the Matrix Project starting their own TWIM (This Week In Matrix), who in turn stole the idea off TWIR (This Week In Rust). Therefore, we now give you the first trial TWIF! F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.