TWIF 64: We are back!

This Week In F-Droid 64, Week 28, 2019 Feed

In this edition: F-Droid 1.7 released, Tutanota now has a calendar, OSMAnd 3.4 beta, Orbot update, Info on reproducible builds, Tusky & Gab discussion closed, and report on localization of F-Droid apps.

TWIF needs help

After a long hiatus, we have a new, super long TWIF. We need editors to help push out future updates. The process is mostly automated, we mostly need help editing the forum submissions then sheparding the post through the publishing process. Posts are now published much faster, thanks to the new deploy server.

F-Droid news

  • Released F-Droid v1.7 which includes new PanicKit responses: uninstall any app on the device, and, reset repos to default.
  • Secure email provider Tutanota has added an encrypted calendar to their app.
  • There’s a beta version of OSMAnd 3.4 now. People interested in it can install it manually via F-Droid and test it.
  • Guardian Project released a new Orbot update.

Community News

  • Tusky is free software. Following the block of Gab users by Tusky, someone contacted Richard Stallman who clarified that Tusky is free software.
  • Nico published a nice blog post about F-Droid reproducible builds.
  • roptat has published a day-by-day report on localization of F-Droid apps.

There are 98 new and 408 updated apps.

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.

New apps

Updated apps

In total, 408 apps were updated since last TWIF!

Beta updates

The following updates won’t be automatically suggested to you unless you have “Unstable updates” enabled in the F-Droid app settings, but you can expand the “Versions” tab and install them manually. Note that these are marked beta for a reason: proceed at your own risk.

Removed apps

5 apps were removed.

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