We are looking for more maintainers for specific apps in #FDroid. Here is a list of some that would need some love:
If you know how to build software in general, no particular Android experience is required. This can be picked up as you go :)
All of those already have working recipes available but all of them also have quirks that require manual action when updating.
Please get in contact, if you use one of these and are interested!
For more have a look into the open fdroiddata issues: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/issues and merge requests: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/merge_requests
You can start by installing fdroidserver (from git master) and fetching fdroiddata and building with `fdroid build -v -l org.mozilla.fennec_fdroid`
It might not work out of the box but it'll get you on the right track.
@fdroidorg I'll give it a try after work.
If you mean vespucci, the osm editor, I use it and can probably help.
@roptat Oops, yes!
History of the #fdroid build: https://github.com/MarcusWolschon/osmeditor4android/issues/610
Now recently this came up:
The job here is basically to keep an eye on upstream releases and add them to f-droid in time.
I use linphone more or less frequently.
Could you give me a short overview about what would be my tasks and duty?
@patrik See our other replies in this thread. Start by building the latest version available in fdroid and then try to update to the latest upstream release. Feel free to drop by our IRC/matrix channel for questions.
@patrik or to better answer your question I guess: follow upstream releases/developments and make sure fdroid stays up yo date and can build the latest release.
@fdroidorg isn't VLC having a dedicated group of devs?
@_trojka but hey aren't involved in packaging it in fdroid.
@fdroidorg i don't understand. does every app need a special dev to package it for f-droid? isn't the procedure automated? thanks for your answer!
@_trojka Well, turns out that building multiple thousand of applications from source is not an easy problem. So automation will get us only this far.
@fdroidorg You mention Linphone as needing manual intervention when building, but wasn't the manual build quirk fixed? @finn submitted a pull request here in regards to that: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidserver/merge_requests/548
@fdroidorg I'm currently porting NoVa Video Player for fdroid, getting rid of google stuffs. I guess this video player is better than VLC
@fdroidorg I use Fennec & used to use VLC, but i would really love to have it on the main repo of F-Droid. I'm really interested.
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@TakuyaSama I think VLC is almost there. But it needs 1 or two more people who can build it inside an f-droid buildservr env and understand the build that far that they can interact with upstream to work on potential fixes.
@fdroidorg I see. I never haven't builded, but i would love to help F-Droid, i just need you to provide me with the instructions, and i'm sure i will learn really quick.
Thank you so much and sorry for the inconveniences.
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@fdroidorg ScummVM is missing in the list, could need lots of love, too.
@fdroidorg In fact https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/merge_requests/3721 should do the update automatically.
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