The censorship in #fdroid is really annoying. There were 5 new apps in the last cycle. The F-Droid app shows only one of them. A 'feature' not a bug! For unfiltered experience people have to use G-Droid. #gdroid does not filter by quality or political agenda. G-Droid does what it says 'newest' shows all newest apps. To hide low quality apps G-Droid has a wide range of additional features. #Android #foss
Vortrag zu F-Droid und vorfeiern des ILoveFS Tages
Heute Abend treffen sich die Unterstützerïnnen der #FSFE und andere an #FreierSoftware interessierte Menschen in #Berlin zum regulären Treffen der lokalen Unterstützerïnnen Gruppe der FSFE im Februar. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass @marcus uns etwas über @F-Droid erzählen wird.
> F-Droid ist ein installierbarer Katalog mit FOSS-Apps (Free and Open Source Software) für Android. Der Client vereinfacht die Suche und Installation von Apps und behält den Überblick über Aktualisierungen.
Marcus wird uns über den aktuellen Stand bei F-Droid berichten; was für die Zukunft geplant ist; und wie wir alle helfen können F-Droid zu verbessern.
🇬🇧 Call to contributors on a collaborative documentation focused on how to extend the lifespan of hardware abandoned by the manufacturers.
Boosts & retweets appreciated to extend the call. Any feedback welcome.
One of my side-projects is an alternative #FDroid client resurrecting the classic UI from before the 1.0 release.
Here's the list of things still to be fixed before an initial release: https://gitlab.com/Bubu/fdroidclassic/issues/1
One of the missing pieces is a proper icon which should resemble a retro/lo-fi version of the F-Droid robot. Anyone up for giving this a go?
I'm not a designer, so if nobody steps up the icon will be replaced by programmer art before release :D.
#GitHub is blocking users based on national origin, citing US trade controls law restrictions....
People from #Iran, #Syria, #Crimea, #Cuba, and North Korea woke up one day to lose access to all their public and private repositories. There's reporting that even people *who traveled* to any of those countries in the last 2 years are losing their data...
And #GitHub has not said ONE WORD ABOUT IT.
Before I go off to celebrate Midsummer by being in bed sick (Swedish woes), I want to share a small update.
#Tusky will keep blocking servers which actively promote fascism. This in particular means Gab.
We will get our next release out just in time for the 4th of July.
Don't even try to debate us about Free Speech. This is our speech, exercising #ANTIFA views. And we will keep doing it
We will post a bigger update at a later time about what this all really means.
Blog post on everything Tusky and rickrolling, a one-stop-shop of all of my rebuttals against the common arguments I've seen over the past week or so.
@__h2__ offered a 50€ bounty for proper Android TV support.
If that's of any interest to you, maybe you want to add to that bounty. Or maybe you want to implement the missing bits.
The instance social.masto.host is indirectly funded by LineageOS + F-Droid.
Earlier, I was replacing my phone every 2 years with a new version of the same series. But last year, when my phone was ready for replacement (too slow, no Android updates), I flashed LineageOS + F-Droid on it instead.
I saved € 187.5 by not buying a new phone. This instance costs € 5 per month.
P.S. I know the exact cost because I bought one for a family member.
When you leave a comment for an app in G-Droid consider using the thumbs up 👍 or thumbs down 👎 somewhere in your comment. So you indicate if you'd generally upvote or downvote the app.
Very soon G-Droid will count these thumbs and generate a new metric for the star ratings. So every user can influence the rating with mastodon comments.
As usual: every user is free to ignore the new metric by setting its importance to 0 in the G-Droid settings.
Recently, I considered living without Google. The idea came up to me after reading the reflection from @switchingsocial
I agreed with SwitchingSocial's perspective. This article is my first step to say goodbye to Google. (and first step to write blog in English 😳 )
My First Attempt to Live Without Google
G-Droid is an alternative client to browse the F-Droid repository. This Mastodon account belongs the the main developer of G-Droid.
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