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Running emulator tests on GitLab CI

GitLab CI (Continuous Integration) has become an essential part of the F-Droid community processes. It is free software, built on open standards, and works well. The last piece that is missing from our testing ecosystem is a reliable way to run tests in actual Android emulators. Thanks to pushes from...

εxodus ETIP: The Canonical Database for Tracking Trackers

There is a new story to add to the list of horrors of Surveillance Capitalism: the United States’ Military is purchasing tracking and location data from companies that track many millions of people. Users must have real options for stepping out of “big tech”, where tracking dominates....

New language: Japanese

Thanks to the efforts of many volunteer contributors, the F-Droid website is now available in Japanese. While the main pages and tutorials have been completed, the FAQs and app descriptions are still in progress. Those interested in adding to these translations, or improving existing translations, are encouraged to contribute via...

APIs for All The Things!

For F-Droid to be trusted, we need to be transparent. Making it easy for people to pay attention to all the processes and systems we use helps us stay secure. One thing that Debian and other GNU/Linux distros have proven over the past decades is that transparency is an effective...

fdroidserver 2.0

fdroidserver is the core collection of tools for building apps, scanning them for issues or Anti-Features, collecting the resulting files into repos, and publishing them to the world. Today, a big update was released which has a large number of changes and updates that have been a long time...

Announcing issuebot

F-Droid is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source (FOSS) software, and now F-Droid has a new helper: issuebot! It started life as a hacked together script running on the RFP tracker, where it was doing some automated checks on the information that people submitted...

Vote now and make F-Droid a High Priority for FSF

At the end of October 2020 the FSF Committee began the review of the High Priority Projects free software list and they need your feedback by January 8.

Given how the focus of this whole year ended up about human mobility and the computers that help us do our work...

Repomaker is back!

Repomaker received a big update to make it maintainable. It now works with fdroidserver 1.1.10 and any Django 1.11.x version, and is almost done being ported to Django 2.x. The flatpak package has been updated, and now also works on Raspberry Pi (or any ARM).

The easiest way to...

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