We now have a mirror in China! 🎉 It
s now publicly available at
The default sync frequency is once a day. They also provide rsync service for secondary mirror site, the rsync URL is rsync://

@fdroidorg how does that work legally? Surely the majority of apps on F-Droid are illegal

@Matter @fdroidorg
Which repositories are you using? Fdroid and its Repository are absolutely legal.

@Matter @fdroidorg The universities in China can have their own mirror site and make it free for public usage.

@Matter @fdroidorg You see, there are also some packages in Debian (or other GNU/Linux distro) are illegal in China, like tor, i2p and so on.

@fdroidorg although I already added the tuna mirror and fdroid really downloads apks from the tuna mirror,the fdroid still shows me updating repositories from the official repo.

@zijamlu @fdroidorg yes, but apps are downloaded from the mirror. btw if you want, you can remove the oringal upstream repo first, and then add the mirrored one.

@Idiotist @fdroidorg Yes apps are surely available, but vpn itself is blocked.

@Idiotist @fdroidorg think openvpn cilent and shadowsocks cilent. they are available in many linux distribution.

@Idiotist @fdroidorg all proxy tools in fdroid are available in tuna mirror. you need to know that many GNU/Linux distributions’ Chinese mirrors still including proxy tools.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!