News & Reviews

Sometimes there is a newsworthy item (submissions welcome!) or client release and details get posted on the blog: https://f-droid.org/news-and-reviews. In the past we had reviews of apps with screenshots and it would be great to have more; and who knows they might make their way into the client some day!


Find out exactly when APKs are available or when descriptions change: https://f-droid.org/wiki/api.php?action=feedcontributions&user=Robot. The status of the most recent build for an app can be obtained by appending /lastbuild to the wiki url of the package. Builds happen a couple of times a day ; a new repo index is only published once all outstanding builds are finished.

Source Code

If you have an account on GitLab you can watch the F-Droid repos, or subscribe to atom feeds for them. A feed including actions from all fdroid repositories is available at https://gitlab.com/fdroid.atom.


You can subscribe to new forum posts and threads via the following URLs:


Bugs and Suggestions

https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient/issues, https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidserver/issues, https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/issues: All expose RSS feeds, and also email notifications if desired.


The room can be previewed without an account on https://matrix.to/#/#fdroid:f-droid.org or https://matrix.to/#/#fdroid-dev:f-droid.org


Old IRC logs are available at https://botbot.me/freenode/fdroid/ and https://botbot.me/freenode/fdroid-dev/.

OPML import to a feed reader

For importing into your favourite news reader, save the following text as feeds.opml and add/remove feeds your are interested in.

On Android we have de.shandschuh.sparserss, net.fred.feedex, de.danoeh.antennapod, org.ttrssreader (requires a tt-rss server to connect to) and com.newsblur (via newsblur.com). On the desktop you could use the Akregator for KDE, Liferea for Gnome or [http://newsbeuter.org newsbeuter] which is nice if you like working in a terminal.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<opml version="1.0">
    <title>F-Droid related feeds</title>
    <outline title="F-Droid">
      <outline type="rss" title="News and Reviews" xmlUrl="https://f-droid.org/feed" htmlUrl="https://f-droid.org/news-and-reviews/"/>
      <outline type="rss" title="Latest Builds" xmlUrl="https://f-droid.org/wiki/api.php?action=feedcontributions&amp;user=Robot&amp;feedformat=atom" htmlUrl="https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/Special:Contributions/Robot"/>