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Our build and release infrastructure, and upcoming updates

Behind the scenes of F-Droid is a giant pile of automation to manage the process of building thousands of apps from source. This means checking out thousands of source repos, checking them all for updates, building and new releases, and securely signing them en masse. All builds are run in...

From user to contributor and beyond

This blog post was written by Licaon_Kter, one of F-Droid’s contributors. To help support the work of Licaon_Kter and other contributors, please consider donating to F-Droid. We’re looking to raise €1,200 per week so Licaon_Kter can keep contributing full-time.

A user

I’ve been using free and open source...

No user accounts, by design

Ethics has been central to the F-Droid community from the beginning, with a focus on free software, privacy and user control. A key part of F-Droid’s design is the lack of user accounts. There are no user accounts used, ever, in the process of delivering apps to users. This...

Decentralizing Distribution

Guardian Project has been awarded a grant from the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web (FFDW) to work on decentralizing veracity and distribution (DVD). FFDW’s Mission is to “ensure the permanent preservation of humanity’s most important information by stewarding the development of open source software and open protocols for...

Nouvelle langue : le portugais

Le site internet de F-Droid est maintenant disponible en portugais (jusqu’ici il n’était disponible qu’en portugais-brésilien), merci pour l’effort fourni par les quelques contributeurs. L’effort de traduction est toujours d’actualité. Les personnes intéressées pour prêter main forte pour compléter ou achèver les traductions existantes sont invitées à contribuer sur Weblate...

F-Droid Meeting at the RC3 Congress

The congress of the Chaos Computer Club usually takes place in person but the pandemic forced it to become a virtual event called RC3. It is visited by many open-source enthusiasts, so it is no wonder that there are people who love F-Droid and FOSS Android apps in general....

Pinning for packages: Android dependency management and F-Droid Push Requests

One thing that made GNU/Linux distros so popular is that dependency management was built into the operating system. In Debian, all software installed is packaged as a .deb, and its all installed from the Debian repositories. Android has always lacked this kind dependency management, and many of us sorely miss...

Nouvelle langue : le roumain

Le site internet de F-Droid est maintenant disponible en Roumain, merci pour tous les efforts des quelques contributeurs volontaires. Bien que la page principal a été complètées, les documentations et les descriptions d’applications sont toujours en cours de traduction. Si vous êtes interressé pour leur donner un coup de main...

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