@_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.

@_trojka but hey aren't involved in packaging it in fdroid.

@bikecurious @finn I'm not sure, i just know tgat according to the wiki page it's currently outdated again.

@BartG95 this **might** work (with a virtualbox based buildserver VM) but is not really supported.

@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.

@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.

@mindystclaire @captainepoch Try to build the current version of by installing fdroidserver@master and cloning fdroiddata, then running `fdroid build -v -l org.videolan.vlc`.

This should get you on the right track.

@captainepoch Ghostcommander is a bit special as it's still using svn and ant. Updating it meens finding the right svn commit for a release and adding the fdroid build entry.

Also all the plugins are outdated and would need love.

@roptat Oops, yes!

History of the build: github.com/MarcusWolschon/osme

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.

@dragnucs 😍 is probably the most complex builds out of these and also the one needing the most love.

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.

We are looking for more maintainers for specific apps in . 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!

#25 just went live!

Read about Tor Browser arriving in the Guardian Project repo, our enhanced @matrix room and our newest beta mirror:


Also covers 11 new apps including (!) and an earth-shattering 114 updated apps!

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Any good app to track battery drain?

I need to do some test in order to decide which app in better in this.

From #FDroid would be perfect.

Boosts welcomed!

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Apparently I'm not the only one to think traditional username/password authentication is obsolete and insecure. grc.com/sqrl/sqrl.htm

There's a client app for android (f-droid.org/en/packages/org.ea), but has anyone encountered a SQRL enabled website yet?

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The Linux Journal posted an interesting article about our recent @fdroidorg release and the challenges we had to overcome to make this happen. #FOSS #opensource #FDroid #Tutanota Read it here: linuxjournal.com/content/foss-

We can hardly write about updates that didn't happen, now can we?

If you think an app should have updated but didn't, you can check the technical info on the website to find out what's going on, or open an issue in fdroiddata.

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