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Write.as - 2019-04-23 15:24:28 GMT
Here are the full details on our open developer position:

https://discuss.write.as/t/open-position-web-developer/565

We're looking for #Go developers, but welcome anyone with similar web development skills to apply! There's plenty to be done around #WriteFreely, and lots of opportunity to learn Go, if you're interested.

Apply here: https://write-as.breezy.hr/p/cc7b89733287-web-developer

#hiring #FOSS #job #jobs #golang
 
Here are the full details on our open developer position:

https://discuss.write.as/t/open-position-web-developer/565

We're looking for #Go developers, but welcome anyone with similar web development skills to apply! There's plenty to be done around #WriteFreely, and lots of opportunity to learn Go, if you're interested.

Apply here: https://write-as.breezy.hr/p/cc7b89733287-web-developer

#hiring #FOSS #job #jobs #golang
 
Mit #KeePass2Android wird das auch klappen.
Aber eigentlich versuche ich gerade, meinem Androiden aus den Google-Fängen zu befreien. Und #KeePassDX (die brauchbarste #FOSS Version unter Android unter F-Droid) unterstützt leider noch kein #WebDAV <img class=">
 

#SuperTuxKart 1.0 release!


This great #FOSS #libregame has reached the 1.0 milestone! Check it out.
 
Hello everyone #newhere..Im so happy to be in a place of like minded people. #happy to be away from all the #data-ads mess. Hit me if you like any of these.. #GNU #linux #foss #privacy #blogging #writing #music #free-speech #digitalart #b3d #exercise #libreSoftware #fitness #Muscles #introvert #tech...ohh thats a lot... see ya..
 
What are the most powerful #xmpp servers with self-hosting possibility? I am interested in possibility to share images, to federate and stability of work.

#fediwisdom #question #help #foss
 

Privacy Preserving Analytics

F-Droid always avoids tracking users as much as we can.  We will never

require an account, and we have put a lot of
effort into making it hard
for even the f-droid.org server to track users. We also recognize
that usage data has value. It can be used to help show the level of
popularity, and to provide app developers some feedback on what users
like.

After years of moving totally away from data, including disabling
download counts on f-droid.org , we have started an experiment with
tracking usage without tracking users. We are building upon the
work of
Tor Project
and
Guardian Project .
We have enabled access logging on https://search.f-droid.org and
https://mirror.f-droid.org/ for the initial trial. ( Note: search
on f-droid.org could happen
fully client-side using javascript, in that case, those searches will
never hit search.f-droid.org and therefore will not be logged ).

The one caveat here is that Nginx does not allow custom time formats
like Apache does, so the web logs will contain exact date and time of
each hit. The time zone is zeroed out. The raw logs will not be
published, and they will be sanitized before being fed into any
analytics system like Matomo/Piwik. Also, Nginx does not allow custom
error log formats, so errors will have complete information. The
error logs will therefore not be used in analytics without full
sanitation, and are only kept for a short time period.

Our Setup

Our servers run Debian, so this gives commands for that
context. First, ensure that Nginx is set up with the “geoip” extension.
That enables Nginx to convert IP addresses into country codes, so that
country codes are logged instead of IP addresses.

apt-get install libnginx-mod-http-geoip geoip-database


Then enable the custom logging setup in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf :

geoip_country / usr / share / GeoIP / GeoIP . dat ;
log_format privacy '0.0.0.0 - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" $status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" "-" $geoip_country_code' ;

access_log / var / log / nginx / access . log privacy ;

This then makes the access log data look like:

tail /var/log/nginx/access.log


0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:01:37 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/ HTTP/1.1" 200 949 "-" "-" PL
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:02:27 +0000] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 24 "-" "-" US
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:02:27 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/ HTTP/1.1" 200 949 "-" "-" US
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:04:08 +0000] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 278 "-" "-" BR
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:06:41 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/ HTTP/1.1" 200 949 "-" "-" US
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:11:45 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/ HTTP/1.1" 200 949 "-" "-" FR
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:16:32 +0000] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 278 "-" "-" CA
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:16:49 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/ HTTP/1.1" 200 949 "-" "-" GB
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:19:42 +0000] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 278 "-" "-" VN
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:20:20 +0000] "GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1" 200 24 "-" "-" US
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:21:51 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/ HTTP/1.1" 200 949 "-" "-" US
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:26:57 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/ HTTP/1.1" 200 949 "-" "-" DE
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:32:01 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/ HTTP/1.1" 200 949 "-" "-" SE
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:32:23 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/sys-img/android/sys-img-9.0.0_r33-sdk.xml HTTP/1.1" 200 904 "-" "-" US
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:37:04 +0000] "GET /android-free/repository/ HTTP/1.1" 200 949 "-" "-" DE
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:38:55 +0000] "\x03\x00\x00/*\xE0\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00Cookie: mstshash=Administr" 400 173 "-" "-" RU
0.0.0.0 - - [12/Apr/2019:07:39:12 +0000] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 278 "-" "-" EC

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/04/15/privacy-preserving-analytics.html

#android #fdroid #foss
 
Diese Woche In F-Droid , Woche 16, 2019

In dieser Ausgabe: Übersetzungen von App-Zusammenfassungen, Maintainer
gesucht, Android-SDK in Debian Buster akzeptiert, mehr Sprachen auf der
F-Droid-Website und Kleinkram. Es gibt **
neue und ** aktualiserte Apps.

F-Droid ist ein Repository verifizierter Free & Open Source Android Apps, ein Client , um darauf zuzugreifen, sowie ein ganzes “App Store Set”, das alle notwendigen Werkzeuge zum Einrichten und Betreiben eines App Stores bietet. Es ist ein gemeinschaftlich geführtes freies Softwareprojekt, das von einer Vielzahl von Mitwirkenden weiterentwickelt wird. Das ist ihre Geschichte der letzten Woche.

Krankheitsbedingt umfasst diese Ausgabe sowohl TWIF 46 als auch 47.

Übersetzungen von App-Zusammenfassungen, Maintainer gesucht

Die Übersetzungsarbeiten an den App-Zusammenfassungen haben durch
@_hc weiteren Schliff erhalten,
damit sie ziemlich problemlos werden. Es gibt nun 600 Apps, deren
Zusammenfassungen
übersetzbar sind,
und Übersetzer haben schon an ihnen gearbeitet. Er sucht jetzt jemand, der
die Wartungsarbeiten dafür übernimmt. Im Grunde ist es nur das Beziehen
neuer Commits aus Weblate, die Ausführung einiger Skripte und etwas
Git(Lab)-Arbeit.

Android SDK in Debian Buster accepted

We also have some good news on the Android SDK packages for the up and
coming Debian Buster. @_hc has been
working on finalizing and
championing
these, and the packages were unblocked! This means it will be possible to do
some (limited, so far) Android building and development using only packages
from Debian Buster, under a fully free and open source license, and without
any extra terms and conditions imposed.

Mehr Sprachen auf der F-Droid-Website

@_hc prüfte mit @CiaranG die Maschine für das Website-Deployment und Letzterer sagte, dass sie mehr Sprachen verarbeiten könne. Nach einigen internen Beratungen wurden die folgenden Sprachen ergänzt:

Brasilianisches Portugiesisch
Farsi (Persisch)
Hebräisch
Italienisch
Koreanisch
Russisch

Diese Sprachen wurden ausgewählt, weil sie weit genug übersetzt sind,
relativ aktiv übersetzt werden und ihnen zwischen 10 und über 100 Millionen
Muttersprachler zuzurechnen sind.

Kleinkram
@cdesai gave a 5-minute

lightning talk on F-Droid in front of about 50 people. Topics included
repomaker, whitelabel support and nightly builds.
@_hc and

@uniq have been working on netcipher,
which should eventually get Tor support working properly again in the
F-Droid app.
@_hc and

@nicoalt set up a new
translation workflow for Repomaker
using the new Weblate
improvements. @nicoalt also
fixed an error preventing it from running on the latest versions of
Python. Finally, he wishes to upgrade to Django 2.1 from
1.x , and could
use the help of an experienced Django developer.
@vanitasvitae wants to know if

there is interest in adding more languages to Planet
F-Droid . You can read his short blog
post
here .

Neue Apps

Spartathlon :
View info about the spartathlon foot race.
Goodtime :
Productivity timer designed to keep you on track and free of distractions.
ActivityForceNewTask :
Xposed module that forces activities to open in a new task.
Identiconizer! :
This is a port of ChameleonOS’ contact identicons feature (available in
the JellyBean versions) with some additional features and fixes. When
enabled, new contacts will be assigned a unique identicon instead of the
default picture.
Phonograph :
Material designed music player.
Simply Pace :
Calculate your pace.
Music Control : Remote
controller for onkyo devices.
AudioAnchor :
Audio player that tracks the listening process of your audio books and
podcasts.
Helsinki
Timetables : Show
timetables for public transport in helsinki city and region.
CBTAndroid :
Seven column cbt thought journal.
My Leaf : Remote
control and information for your Nissan Leaf.
Kõnele :
Speech-to-text provider.
opsu! is an
unofficial open-source client for the rhythm game osu! .
FreshRSS : Client
for freshrss (https://www.freshrss.org/).
MBE Style : A fun icon
pack.
MoneyBuster is a
shared budget manager able to synchronize with IHateMoney and Nextcloud
Cospend.
KOReader : An ebook
reader application supporting pdf, djvu, epub, fb2.
GitNex : Client for gitea.
NewPipe Legacy :
Lightweight youtube frontend for os versions 4.x.
Kodi : Media center.
FlutterHole :
A third party application for the pi-hole® dashboard.

Aktualisierte Apps

Insgesamt wurden diese Woche ** Apps
aktualisiert. Hier die Höhepunkte:
Mi Manga Nu

updated from
1.95 to 1.99, fixing mangahere and fanfox, fixing pref look, and fixing
update search on old Android versions.
Network

Monitor
updated from 1.30.1
to 1.31.0, in which it completely removes dependency on Google services
and drops the foss + proprietary flavors, making the whole project
FOSS from
now on.
Notify2Jabber

updated from 0.83 to
0.86, now with support for grabbing music titles from selected apps when
the song changes.
Scarlet Notes FD

updated from 6.6.3
to 6.9.5, with a cleaner and easier UI, faster images on the home screen
and better image support, a new realtime markdown editor, theme changes,
folder sync, and more.
TrebleShot

updated from 1.2.8.3
to 1.2.10, bringing some UI changes, making ongoing tasks easier to
handle, a new Black theme, hold & swipe to select anything, and it can now
show the transfer status of a specific receiver.
Syncthing-Fork

updated from
1.0.1.8 to 1.1.0.3, with faster refresh of the wrapper UI on “modern”
devices, “folder is unshared” status label, ability to show Android Open
File Limit, new folder dialog “Tap to add device” if no devices are
present, ability to enable “expert mode”, and various other improvements.
miniVector

updated
to 0.8.24 (0.8.25 expected soon) and
Riot.im
updated
to 0.8.25, adding support for server discovery via .well-known , SSO
login, improved UX when restoring e2e keys, an option to send messages
with the enter button, and high quality display and improved max zoom in
the media viewer. Some colors were changed. Also includes new default
settings for media source and photo compression level, and the shutter
sound can be disabled.
It might also be worth noting that miniVector saw some further cleaning and optimization, shrinking its APK size down to half that of its bigger brother Riot.im !


Orgzly

updated from 1.6.12 to 1.7.1, adding
event (plain timestamps) support, a preference for click/long-click
action, quick folding of note’s metadata, a bottom action bar, swipe left
to open or focus the note. State keywords are now forced upper case and
note view uses a larger font size.
ownCloud

updated from
2.9.3 to 2.10.0, adding Android 9 (Pie) support, support for light
filtering apps, disambiguate users with the same display name, more
options to enforce password when sharing publicly, and various other
changes and UI improvements.
Simple Gallery

Pro
updated
from 6.5.2 to 6.6.0, with improved new file discovery, exclude some
folders by default, avoid deleting filtered out file types at deleting
folders, customizing file loading priority, and various UI, stability and
performance improvements.
Privacy

Browser
updated from 2.16
to 2.17.1, now with the ability to scroll the app bar, a logcat activity,
“open with” entries in link and image context menus, set default apps in
“open with”, and Privacy Browser will now allow itself to be moved to SD
card.
piggybudget

updated from 2.2 to
2.4. You can now edit the category icons, and see monthly summaries and
totals in the bottom of “Stats”. The “settings” are now not a separate tab
anymore, but can be accessed by the header menu. You’ll also find that the
CSV export now has some extra columns.
StreetComplete

updated from
10.1 to 10.2. It will now never show the “prohibited for pedestrians”
quest for residential and service roads. You can now also tag
foot=use_sidepath and sidewalk=separate in these quests. The OK button
is now visibly disabled when the note text is empty.
wallabag

updated from 2.1.0 to
2.2.0. The minimum Android version required to run this app was bumped up
to 5.0. Other than that, this release updates some internal dependencies,
and has the usual bugfixes and translation updates.
Fedilab

updated from 1.75.0 to 1.76.0,
adding support for “featured hashtags” (needs to have the next Mastodon
version on the server), and a private timeline with conversations for
Friendica. For Friendica, favorites were replaced with likes, and in
general the import/export feature and custom sharing feature were
improved.
HgLauncher

updated from 1.3.6.1 to
1.4.0, featuring a super shiny new icon, “shorthands”, support for
modifying web search providers, extended widget support, more gesture
action, and “hide status bar” for the 4.x versions of Android.
Markor

updated from
1.6.2 to 1.7.1, bringing an improved app color theme for better
readability, support for loading custom fonts from file, automatically
convert links shared from browser to Markdown, LinkBox is now listed on
the main view bottom bar, swipe to change between edit and preview,
ability to set which tab opens on starting, and many more. For full
details, refer to the blog
post .
OsmAnd~

updated from 3.2.7 to 3.3.5,
removing Facebook and Firebase analytics from the Google version, adding
navigation on public transport, additional info in the Route details,
improved Quick Action, and a redesigned Directions menu.
NewPipe

updated from 0.15.1 to
0.16.1, adding basic support for MediaCCC, as well as support for
comments. Other improvements include support for youtube-nocookie.com,
Amazon Fire TV virtual keyboard, swipe away search history, and clearing
watch history via the options menu.
LTE Cleaner

updated from
3.1.0 to 3.6.2, bringing an optional default whitelist, a dedicated
whitelist menu, enhanced cleaning, auto whitelisting, UI improvements, and
the amount removed is now shown in a toast.

Entfernte Apps
Quoting

Stars
was moved to the archive, as its github source code seems to have
vanished, and hasn’t come back in ~3 months.
Akhyou! was

moved to the archive, because the app stopped working and isn’t updated
anymore.
OSMTracker

was moved to the archive because its applicationID was changed. In other
words, this is the old version of the app, which has been replaced by
OSMTracker .
Onze and

Ameixa LOS were
moved to the archive because these two themes are no longer maintained.

Apps wurden entfernt.

Anregungen und Rückmeldung

Haben Sie wichtige Updates einer App, über die wir schreiben sollten? Senden
Sie Ihre Tipps über Mastodon ein! Senden Sie sie
an und denken Sie an einen -Tag. Oder nutzen Sie den im Forum. Einsendeschluss
für das nächste TWIF ist Donnerstag 12:00 UTC.

Ein allgemeines Feedback kann ebenfalls über Mastodon abgegeben werden oder,
wenn Sie gerne an einem Live-Chat teilnehmen möchten, dann finden Sie uns in
#fdroid auf Freenode , auf Matrix über oder auf Telegram . Alle diese
Orte werden miteinander verbunden, Sie haben also die Wahl. Sie können sich
uns auch im Forum anschließen.

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/04/16/2019-03-15-twif-46-47-android-sdk-in-debian-buster-and-more-website-translations.html

#android #fdroid #foss
 
Framing people https://floss.social/@downey/101930647207563005
"one of the last times I flew, the airport gave a real hard time over having multiple computers"-iophk
 

Designing posters with Krita, Scribus, and Inkscape - Graphic designers can do professional work with free and open source tools

In the linked article below we hear how Raghavendra Kamath, an Illustrator and open source enthusiast, went about using these tools to design posters for RMS's visit to Bangalore.

See https://opensource.com/article/19/4/design-posters

#FOSS #graphicdesign #posters

 
Designing posters with Krita, Scribus, and Inkscape - Graphic designers can do professional work with free and open source tools

In the linked article below we hear how Raghavendra Kamath, an Illustrator and open source enthusiast, went about using these tools to design posters for RMS's visit to Bangalore.

See https://opensource.com/article/19/4/design-posters

#FOSS #graphicsdesign #posters
 
Diese Woche In F-Droid , Woche 16, 2019

In dieser Ausgabe: Übersetzungen von App-Zusammenfassungen, Maintainer
gesucht, Android-SDK in Debian Buster akzeptiert, mehr Sprachen auf der
F-Droid-Website und Kleinkram. Es gibt **
neue und ** aktualiserte Apps.

F-Droid ist ein Repository verifizierter Free & Open Source Android Apps, ein Client , um darauf zuzugreifen, sowie ein ganzes “App Store Set”, das alle notwendigen Werkzeuge zum Einrichten und Betreiben eines App Stores bietet. Es ist ein gemeinschaftlich geführtes freies Softwareprojekt, das von einer Vielzahl von Mitwirkenden weiterentwickelt wird. Das ist ihre Geschichte der letzten Woche.

Krankheitsbedingt umfasst diese Ausgabe sowohl TWIF 46 als auch 47.

Übersetzungen von App-Zusammenfassungen, Maintainer gesucht

Die Übersetzungsarbeiten an den App-Zusammenfassungen haben durch
@_hc weiteren Schliff erhalten,
damit sie ziemlich problemlos werden. Es gibt nun 600 Apps, deren
Zusammenfassungen
übersetzbar sind,
und Übersetzer haben schon an ihnen gearbeitet. Er sucht jetzt jemand, der
die Wartungsarbeiten dafür übernimmt. Im Grunde ist es nur das Beziehen
neuer Commits aus Weblate, die Ausführung einiger Skripte und etwas
Git(Lab)-Arbeit.

Android SDK in Debian Buster accepted

We also have some good news on the Android SDK packages for the up and
coming Debian Buster. @_hc has been
working on finalizing and
championing
these, and the packages were unblocked! This means it will be possible to do
some (limited, so far) Android building and development using only packages
from Debian Buster, under a fully free and open source license, and without
any extra terms and conditions imposed.

Mehr Sprachen auf der F-Droid-Website

@_hc prüfte mit @CiaranG die Maschine für das Website-Deployment und Letzterer sagte, dass sie mehr Sprachen verarbeiten könne. Nach einigen internen Beratungen wurden die folgenden Sprachen ergänzt:

Brasilianisches Portugiesisch
Farsi (Persisch)
Hebräisch
Italienisch
Koreanisch
Russisch

Diese Sprachen wurden ausgewählt, weil sie weit genug übersetzt sind,
relativ aktiv übersetzt werden und ihnen zwischen 10 und über 100 Millionen
Muttersprachler zuzurechnen sind.

Kleinkram
@cdesai gave a 5-minute

lightning talk on F-Droid in front of about 50 people. Topics included
repomaker, whitelabel support and nightly builds.
@_hc and

@uniq have been working on netcipher,
which should eventually get Tor support working properly again in the
F-Droid app.
@_hc and

@nicoalt set up a new
translation workflow for Repomaker
using the new Weblate
improvements. @nicoalt also
fixed an error preventing it from running on the latest versions of
Python. Finally, he wishes to upgrade to Django 2.1 from
1.x , and could
use the help of an experienced Django developer.
@vanitasvitae wants to know if

there is interest in adding more languages to Planet
F-Droid . You can read his short blog
post
here .

Neue Apps

Spartathlon :
View info about the spartathlon foot race.
Goodtime :
Productivity timer designed to keep you on track and free of distractions.
ActivityForceNewTask :
Xposed module that forces activities to open in a new task.
Identiconizer! :
This is a port of ChameleonOS’ contact identicons feature (available in
the JellyBean versions) with some additional features and fixes. When
enabled, new contacts will be assigned a unique identicon instead of the
default picture.
Phonograph :
Material designed music player.
Simply Pace :
Calculate your pace.
Music Control : Remote
controller for onkyo devices.
AudioAnchor :
Audio player that tracks the listening process of your audio books and
podcasts.
Helsinki
Timetables : Show
timetables for public transport in helsinki city and region.
CBTAndroid :
Seven column cbt thought journal.
My Leaf : Remote
control and information for your Nissan Leaf.
Kõnele :
Speech-to-text provider.
opsu! is an
unofficial open-source client for the rhythm game osu! .
FreshRSS : Client
for freshrss (https://www.freshrss.org/).
MBE Style : A fun icon
pack.
MoneyBuster is a
shared budget manager able to synchronize with IHateMoney and Nextcloud
Cospend.
KOReader : An ebook
reader application supporting pdf, djvu, epub, fb2.
GitNex : Client for gitea.
NewPipe Legacy :
Lightweight youtube frontend for os versions 4.x.
Kodi : Media center.
FlutterHole :
A third party application for the pi-hole® dashboard.

Aktualisierte Apps

Insgesamt wurden diese Woche ** Apps
aktualisiert. Hier die Höhepunkte:
Mi Manga Nu

updated from
1.95 to 1.99, fixing mangahere and fanfox, fixing pref look, and fixing
update search on old Android versions.
Network

Monitor
updated from 1.30.1
to 1.31.0, in which it completely removes dependency on Google services
and drops the foss + proprietary flavors, making the whole project
FOSS from
now on.
Notify2Jabber

updated from 0.83 to
0.86, now with support for grabbing music titles from selected apps when
the song changes.
Scarlet Notes FD

updated from 6.6.3
to 6.9.5, with a cleaner and easier UI, faster images on the home screen
and better image support, a new realtime markdown editor, theme changes,
folder sync, and more.
TrebleShot

updated from 1.2.8.3
to 1.2.10, bringing some UI changes, making ongoing tasks easier to
handle, a new Black theme, hold & swipe to select anything, and it can now
show the transfer status of a specific receiver.
Syncthing-Fork

updated from
1.0.1.8 to 1.1.0.3, with faster refresh of the wrapper UI on “modern”
devices, “folder is unshared” status label, ability to show Android Open
File Limit, new folder dialog “Tap to add device” if no devices are
present, ability to enable “expert mode”, and various other improvements.
miniVector

updated
to 0.8.24 (0.8.25 expected soon) and
Riot.im
updated
to 0.8.25, adding support for server discovery via .well-known , SSO
login, improved UX when restoring e2e keys, an option to send messages
with the enter button, and high quality display and improved max zoom in
the media viewer. Some colors were changed. Also includes new default
settings for media source and photo compression level, and the shutter
sound can be disabled.
It might also be worth noting that miniVector saw some further cleaning and optimization, shrinking its APK size down to half that of its bigger brother Riot.im !


Orgzly

updated from 1.6.12 to 1.7.1, adding
event (plain timestamps) support, a preference for click/long-click
action, quick folding of note’s metadata, a bottom action bar, swipe left
to open or focus the note. State keywords are now forced upper case and
note view uses a larger font size.
ownCloud

updated from
2.9.3 to 2.10.0, adding Android 9 (Pie) support, support for light
filtering apps, disambiguate users with the same display name, more
options to enforce password when sharing publicly, and various other
changes and UI improvements.
Simple Gallery

Pro
updated
from 6.5.2 to 6.6.0, with improved new file discovery, exclude some
folders by default, avoid deleting filtered out file types at deleting
folders, customizing file loading priority, and various UI, stability and
performance improvements.
Privacy

Browser
updated from 2.16
to 2.17.1, now with the ability to scroll the app bar, a logcat activity,
“open with” entries in link and image context menus, set default apps in
“open with”, and Privacy Browser will now allow itself to be moved to SD
card.
piggybudget

updated from 2.2 to
2.4. You can now edit the category icons, and see monthly summaries and
totals in the bottom of “Stats”. The “settings” are now not a separate tab
anymore, but can be accessed by the header menu. You’ll also find that the
CSV export now has some extra columns.
StreetComplete

updated from
10.1 to 10.2. It will now never show the “prohibited for pedestrians”
quest for residential and service roads. You can now also tag
foot=use_sidepath and sidewalk=separate in these quests. The OK button
is now visibly disabled when the note text is empty.
wallabag

updated from 2.1.0 to
2.2.0. The minimum Android version required to run this app was bumped up
to 5.0. Other than that, this release updates some internal dependencies,
and has the usual bugfixes and translation updates.
Fedilab

updated from 1.75.0 to 1.76.0,
adding support for “featured hashtags” (needs to have the next Mastodon
version on the server), and a private timeline with conversations for
Friendica. For Friendica, favorites were replaced with likes, and in
general the import/export feature and custom sharing feature were
improved.
HgLauncher

updated from 1.3.6.1 to
1.4.0, featuring a super shiny new icon, “shorthands”, support for
modifying web search providers, extended widget support, more gesture
action, and “hide status bar” for the 4.x versions of Android.
Markor

updated from
1.6.2 to 1.7.1, bringing an improved app color theme for better
readability, support for loading custom fonts from file, automatically
convert links shared from browser to Markdown, LinkBox is now listed on
the main view bottom bar, swipe to change between edit and preview,
ability to set which tab opens on starting, and many more. For full
details, refer to the blog
post .
OsmAnd~

updated from 3.2.7 to 3.3.5,
removing Facebook and Firebase analytics from the Google version, adding
navigation on public transport, additional info in the Route details,
improved Quick Action, and a redesigned Directions menu.
NewPipe

updated from 0.15.1 to
0.16.1, adding basic support for MediaCCC, as well as support for
comments. Other improvements include support for youtube-nocookie.com,
Amazon Fire TV virtual keyboard, swipe away search history, and clearing
watch history via the options menu.
LTE Cleaner

updated from
3.1.0 to 3.6.2, bringing an optional default whitelist, a dedicated
whitelist menu, enhanced cleaning, auto whitelisting, UI improvements, and
the amount removed is now shown in a toast.

Entfernte Apps
Quoting

Stars
was moved to the archive, as its github source code seems to have
vanished, and hasn’t come back in ~3 months.
Akhyou! was

moved to the archive, because the app stopped working and isn’t updated
anymore.
OSMTracker

was moved to the archive because its applicationID was changed. In other
words, this is the old version of the app, which has been replaced by
OSMTracker .
Onze and

Ameixa LOS were
moved to the archive because these two themes are no longer maintained.

Apps wurden entfernt.

Anregungen und Rückmeldung

Haben Sie wichtige Updates einer App, über die wir schreiben sollten? Senden
Sie Ihre Tipps über Mastodon ein! Senden Sie sie
an und denken Sie an einen -Tag. Oder nutzen Sie den im Forum. Einsendeschluss
für das nächste TWIF ist Donnerstag 12:00 UTC.

Ein allgemeines Feedback kann ebenfalls über Mastodon abgegeben werden oder,
wenn Sie gerne an einem Live-Chat teilnehmen möchten, dann finden Sie uns in
#fdroid auf Freenode , auf Matrix über oder auf Telegram . Alle diese
Orte werden miteinander verbunden, Sie haben also die Wahl. Sie können sich
uns auch im Forum anschließen.

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/04/15/2019-03-15-twif-46-47-android-sdk-in-debian-buster-and-more-website-translations.html

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TWIF 49: The AnySoftKeyboard and Transdroid Torrent Search edition

This Week In F-Droid 49, Week 13, 2019

In this edition: Miscellaneous F-Droid work, AnySoftKeyboard and Transdroid Torrent Search updated.
There are 7 new and 76 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.

F-Droid work

@_hc worked on the F-Droid client this week, and has tagged 1.6-alpha2 for release. It has a few big usability improvements, and improvements to code quality, making some confusing parts of the code a lot easier to understand. This should hit the repository soon, if it’s not already up by the time you read this.

In other news, the translation work with Weblate is starting to pay off for smoothing out the website translation workflow, and it’s almost ready for anyone to run the sync process.

@nicoalt worked on including the latest fdroidserver in Repomaker which is currently the last blocker for a release. When doing this, he found a bug for which he’s currently awaiting feedback (and a merge) by others.

New apps

Working Time Alert : Never miss the time to go home.
Aegis
HeaterRC : Remote control heater via sms.
Ghost Commander - SFTP plugin : Access files over sftp.
VirtualXposed : Use xposed without root, unlock the bootloader or modify system image.
Aard 2 : Offline dictionary.
Firefox Lite : Fast and lightweight web browser.

Updated apps

In total, 76 apps were updated this week. Here are the highlights:
EteSync was updated to 1.4.0, changing the sync to also do the initial preparation in chunks, which should help with massive syncs.


Cythara 3.1 adds viola tuning.


Featured AnySoftKeyboard was updated to 1.10.364, adding adaptive colors, which will match the keyboard colors to the current app. Also new is the Night Mode, which will switch the keyboard and app to a dark theme. There are also power saving tweaks, an updated build process yielding a smaller binary, Halmak keyboard layout for English, and your usual translation updates and bug fixes.


Simple Calendar Pro was updated from 6.3.2 to 6.4.1, now with email reminders and improved CalDAV event syncing in the background.


OpenUntis is an alternative FLOSS Android client for the Untis timetable system. The update to 2.2.0 now mutes the phone on lesson begin, and focuses the login button after scanning the QR code or restoring from prefs.


DarkCroc Theme was updated to 1.4, adding a rounded corner option and removing the aggressive system theming option.


Fedilab was updated from 1.76.0 to 1.77.1, adding support for polls on Mastodon, a setting to remove the picture when sharing an URL, and a setting to hide the ‘delete’ button in notifications.


ClipboardCleaner updated to 1.3.0 bringing a timeout option for the service, and a help icon to explain why this app may not work.


DroidShows is a reboot of the DroidSeries Offline TV Shows Tracker with many extra features and an improved interface. After a hiatus of almost 1.5 years, a new update has landed, bringing it up to 7.8.0. This update brings proper support for Android Pie, and you can now change the synopsis language per show, and set the folder for daily backups via the Backup button. You’ll also find various smaller UI/UX improvements and fixes.


Telegram updated to 5.4.0, now with autoplaying videos, new settings for automatic media download, and logout alternatives. This update also includes fixes for OpenStreetMap and an option to switch between three tileservers.


Major Transdroid Torrent Search updated from 3.12 to 4.0. This update increases the minimum supported Android version to 4.0, and adds support for custom RSS search feeds.


VLC jumped many updates from 3.0.13 to 3.1.0, and now requires at least Android 4.2. Notable new features include an onboarding screen for new users, A-B repeat, a manual orientation lock in video player, an option to group videos by folder, and compact audio lists on small screens.


Simple sms remote lets you remotely control a phone through sms messages. The update to 1.3.0 adds a new module for audio recording, a new logo, and improved notifications.

Tips and Feedback

Do you have important app updates we should write about? Send in your tips via Mastodon ! Send them to @fdroidorg@mastodon.technology and remember to tag with #TWIF . Or use the TWIF submission thread on the forum. The deadline to the next TWIF is Thursday 12:00 UTC.

General feedback can also be sent via Mastodon, or, if you’d like to have a live chat, you can find us in #fdroid on Freenode , on Matrix via #fdroid:f-droid.org or on Telegram . All of these spaces are bridged together, so the choice is yours. You can also join us on the forum .

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/03/31/twif-49-the-anysoftkeyboard-and-transdroid-torrent-search-edition.html

#android #fdroid #foss
 

TWIF 50: First Twitch app in F-Droid

This Week In F-Droid 50, Week 14, 2019

In this edition: Twire is the first Twitch app to arrive in F-Droid.
There are 4 new and 66 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
SINE Isochronic Entrainer : Brainwave entrainment application with isochronic tones.


Featured Twire is the first free and open source Twitch browser and stream player to arrive in F-Droid. Features:


  Twitch account login
  Follow your streamers
  Read and write to the chat
  Custom themes (dark theme support!)
  Audio only mode
  …and much more!



MPD : A flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music.


Wikimedia Commons for Muzei

Updated apps

In total, 66 apps were updated this week. Here are the highlights:
DAVx⁵ updated from 2.2.3.1-ose to 2.4-ose. It has a completely rewritten UI architecture with improved robustness and responsiveness. The UI has also been improved to make it more compliant with Material design. Finally, there’s improved behavior for read-only contacts, and the usual smaller improvements and bug fixes.


Tusky updated to 6.0, with the following improvements:


  Timeline filters have moved to Account Preferences and will sync with the server
  You can now have a custom hashtag as tab in the main interface
  Lists can now be edited
  Security: removed support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1, and added support for TLS 1.3 on Android 6+
  The compose view will now suggest custom emojis when starting to type
  New theme setting “follow system theme”
  Improved timeline accessibility
  Tusky will now ignore unknown notifications and no longer crash
  New setting: You can now override the system language and set a different language in Tusky



Orgzly updated to 1.7.2, now allowing you to sort search results by event time; copy selected notes; and cut, copy, move and refile multiple notes at once.


Simple File Manager Pro updated to 6.2.0, making search recursive, searching in subfolders too.


MIFARE Classic Tool updated to 2.2.6. Autorun on tag detection can be deactivated now, there were some fixes for the all-0-keys bug, and PayPal links were removed to comply with Google’s payment policies. (See above.)


Major Vädret is a simple weather app for Sweden. For this update from 0.1.8 to 1.0.0, the app has been completely rewritten, with a new app icon and new theme, and adding sunrise/sunset times, wind direction & speed, and new bottom navigation. A crash on device rotation was also fixed.


FreshRSS was updated from 1.0.1 to 1.1.0 with the following changes:


  Swipe gesture to navigate between subscription sections
  Sort subscriptions alphabetically in all section and by newest item crawl date in unread section
  Pull-to-refresh pattern to sync with server
  Add animation in views’s transtions
  Fetch subscription’s icons and display them
  Add sections and section headers to subscriptions
  Add badge to unread articles section to indicate total count of unread articles
  Browse feeds by category
  CSS for article detail



Fedilab updated to 1.78.0, with several improvements to polls, and an improved search feature with pagination and tabs—which will be active if your Mastodon server is at least version 2.8. You’ll also find UI improvements when composing, and a redesigned media activity.


DroidShows updated to 7.9.0. Important : After updating to this version, the first start will take a while! The database has to be restructured for the new features. Please be patient. * * * Other changes:


  Option to calculate the next episode by starting from the last episode that was marked as seen
  Add episode to calendar by clicking on the air date
  Context menu items to search on FANDOM (Wikia) and Rotten Tomatoes
  Include timestamp for seen mark
  Visual distinction in “Search shows” between current and archived shows
  Pinned shows aren’t white, but have a “pin” next to them
  Don’t show toast messages for automatic backups
  Disable fast scroll (interferes with context menu and show filters)
  Show database update errors as toast messages and logcat entries



Easer is an app that can automatically perform a wide range of programmable actions when certain events are detected. It was updated to 0.7.3, with better welcome pages, a new operation PlayMediaOperationPlugin and other improvements.

Tips and Feedback

Do you have important app updates we should write about? Send in your tips via Mastodon ! Send them to @fdroidorg@mastodon.technology and remember to tag with #TWIF . Or use the TWIF submission thread on the forum. The deadline to the next TWIF is Thursday 12:00 UTC.

General feedback can also be sent via Mastodon, or, if you’d like to have a live chat, you can find us in #fdroid on Freenode , on Matrix via #fdroid:f-droid.org or on Telegram . All of these spaces are bridged together, so the choice is yours. You can also join us on the forum .

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/04/04/twif-50-Oeffi-removed-from-play-again-and-first-twitch-app-in-f-droid.html

#android #fdroid #foss
 

Introductions

Hello All,

Just want to make a proper introductions here, I excited to be here and I am hoping to meet some awesome people. I like #history, #foss , #socialism, #India
 

TWIF 46 & 47: Android SDK in Debian Buster and more website translations

This Week In F-Droid 47, Week 11, 2019

In this edition: App summary translations, looking for maintainer, android SDK in Debian Buster accepted, more languages on the F-Droid website and odds and ends.
There are 21 new and 151 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.

Due to illness, this edition encompasses both TWIF 46 and 47.

App summary translations, looking for maintainer

The translation workflow for app summaries has seen some more polishing from @_hc , getting pretty smooth. There are now 600 apps whose summaries have been made translatable , and translators have been working on them already. He is now looking for someone to take over the maintenance process for this. Basically it is just pulling in new commits from Weblate, running a few scripts, and some Git(Lab) work.

Android SDK in Debian Buster accepted

We also have some good news on the Android SDK packages for the up and coming Debian Buster. @_hc has been working on finalizing and championing these, and the packages were unblocked! This means it will be possible to do some (limited, so far) Android building and development using only packages from Debian Buster, under a fully free and open source license, and without any extra terms and conditions imposed.

More languages on the F-Droid website

@_hc checked with @CiaranG about the website deploy machine, and the latter said it can handle more languages. After some internal discussion, the following languages were added:

Brazilian Portuguese
Farsi
Hebrew
Italian
Korean
Russian

These languages were chosen because they are complete enough, relatively actively translated, and have somewhere from 10 to over 100 million native speakers.

Odds and ends
@cdesai gave a 5-minute lightning talk on F-Droid in front of about 50 people. Topics included repomaker, whitelabel support and nightly builds.


@_hc and @uniq have been working on netcipher, which should eventually get Tor support working properly again in the F-Droid app.


@_hc and @nicoalt set up a new translation workflow for Repomaker using the new Weblate improvements. @nicoalt also fixed an error preventing it from running on the latest versions of Python. Finally, he wishes to upgrade to Django 2.1 from 1.x , and could use the help of an experienced Django developer.


@vanitasvitae wants to know if there is interest in adding more languages to Planet F-Droid . You can read his short blog post here .

New apps

Spartathlon : View info about the spartathlon foot race.
Goodtime : Productivity timer designed to keep you on track and free of distractions.
ActivityForceNewTask : Xposed module that forces activities to open in a new task.
Identiconizer! : This is a port of ChameleonOS’ contact identicons feature (available in the JellyBean versions) with some additional features and fixes. When enabled, new contacts will be assigned a unique identicon instead of the default picture.
Phonograph : Material designed music player.
Simply Pace : Calculate your pace.
Music Control : Remote controller for onkyo devices.
AudioAnchor : Audio player that tracks the listening process of your audio books and podcasts.
Helsinki Timetables : Show timetables for public transport in helsinki city and region.
CBTAndroid : Seven column cbt thought journal.
My Leaf : Remote control and information for your Nissan Leaf.
Kõnele : Speech-to-text provider.
opsu! is an unofficial open-source client for the rhythm game osu! .
FreshRSS : Client for freshrss (https://www.freshrss.org/).
MBE Style : A fun icon pack.
MoneyBuster is a shared budget manager able to synchronize with IHateMoney and Nextcloud Cospend.
KOReader : An ebook reader application supporting pdf, djvu, epub, fb2.
GitNex : Client for gitea.
NewPipe Legacy : Lightweight youtube frontend for os versions 4.x.
Kodi : Media center.
FlutterHole : A third party application for the pi-hole® dashboard.

Updated apps

In total, 151 apps were updated this week. Here are the highlights:
Mi Manga Nu updated from 1.95 to 1.99, fixing mangahere and fanfox, fixing pref look, and fixing update search on old Android versions.


Network Monitor updated from 1.30.1 to 1.31.0, in which it completely removes dependency on Google services and drops the foss + proprietary flavors, making the whole project FOSS from now on.


Notify2Jabber updated from 0.83 to 0.86, now with support for grabbing music titles from selected apps when the song changes.


Scarlet Notes FD updated from 6.6.3 to 6.9.5, with a cleaner and easier UI, faster images on the home screen and better image support, a new realtime markdown editor, theme changes, folder sync, and more.


TrebleShot updated from 1.2.8.3 to 1.2.10, bringing some UI changes, making ongoing tasks easier to handle, a new Black theme, hold & swipe to select anything, and it can now show the transfer status of a specific receiver.


Syncthing-Fork updated from 1.0.1.8 to 1.1.0.3, with faster refresh of the wrapper UI on “modern” devices, “folder is unshared” status label, ability to show Android Open File Limit, new folder dialog “Tap to add device” if no devices are present, ability to enable “expert mode”, and various other improvements.


miniVector updated to 0.8.24 (0.8.25 expected soon) and Riot.im updated to 0.8.25, adding support for server discovery via .well-known , SSO login, improved UX when restoring e2e keys, an option to send messages with the enter button, and high quality display and improved max zoom in the media viewer. Some colors were changed. Also includes new default settings for media source and photo compression level, and the shutter sound can be disabled.

It might also be worth noting that miniVector saw some further cleaning and optimization, shrinking its APK size down to half that of its bigger brother Riot.im !


Orgzly updated from 1.6.12 to 1.7.1, adding event (plain timestamps) support, a preference for click/long-click action, quick folding of note’s metadata, a bottom action bar, swipe left to open or focus the note. State keywords are now forced upper case and note view uses a larger font size.


ownCloud updated from 2.9.3 to 2.10.0, adding Android 9 (Pie) support, support for light filtering apps, disambiguate users with the same display name, more options to enforce password when sharing publicly, and various other changes and UI improvements.


Simple Gallery Pro updated from 6.5.2 to 6.6.0, with improved new file discovery, exclude some folders by default, avoid deleting filtered out file types at deleting folders, customizing file loading priority, and various UI, stability and performance improvements.


Privacy Browser updated from 2.16 to 2.17.1, now with the ability to scroll the app bar, a logcat activity, “open with” entries in link and image context menus, set default apps in “open with”, and Privacy Browser will now allow itself to be moved to SD card.


piggybudget updated from 2.2 to 2.4. You can now edit the category icons, and see monthly summaries and totals in the bottom of “Stats”. The “settings” are now not a separate tab anymore, but can be accessed by the header menu. You’ll also find that the CSV export now has some extra columns.


StreetComplete updated from 10.1 to 10.2. It will now never show the “prohibited for pedestrians” quest for residential and service roads. You can now also tag foot=use_sidepath and sidewalk=separate in these quests. The OK button is now visibly disabled when the note text is empty.


wallabag updated from 2.1.0 to 2.2.0. The minimum Android version required to run this app was bumped up to 5.0. Other than that, this release updates some internal dependencies, and has the usual bugfixes and translation updates.


Fedilab updated from 1.75.0 to 1.76.0, adding support for “featured hashtags” (needs to have the next Mastodon version on the server), and a private timeline with conversations for Friendica. For Friendica, favorites were replaced with likes, and in general the import/export feature and custom sharing feature were improved.


HgLauncher updated from 1.3.6.1 to 1.4.0, featuring a super shiny new icon, “shorthands”, support for modifying web search providers, extended widget support, more gesture action, and “hide status bar” for the 4.x versions of Android.


Markor updated from 1.6.2 to 1.7.1, bringing an improved app color theme for better readability, support for loading custom fonts from file, automatically convert links shared from browser to Markdown, LinkBox is now listed on the main view bottom bar, swipe to change between edit and preview, ability to set which tab opens on starting, and many more. For full details, refer to the blog post .


OsmAnd~ updated from 3.2.7 to 3.3.5, removing Facebook and Firebase analytics from the Google version, adding navigation on public transport, additional info in the Route details, improved Quick Action, and a redesigned Directions menu.


NewPipe updated from 0.15.1 to 0.16.1, adding basic support for MediaCCC, as well as support for comments. Other improvements include support for youtube-nocookie.com, Amazon Fire TV virtual keyboard, swipe away search history, and clearing watch history via the options menu.


LTE Cleaner updated from 3.1.0 to 3.6.2, bringing an optional default whitelist, a dedicated whitelist menu, enhanced cleaning, auto whitelisting, UI improvements, and the amount removed is now shown in a toast.

Removed apps
Quoting Stars was moved to the archive, as its github source code seems to have vanished, and hasn’t come back in ~3 months.


Akhyou! was moved to the archive, because the app stopped working and isn’t updated anymore.


OSMTracker was moved to the archive because its applicationID was changed. In other words, this is the old version of the app, which has been replaced by OSMTracker .


Onze and Ameixa LOS were moved to the archive because these two themes are no longer maintained.

5 apps were removed.

Tips and Feedback

Do you have important app updates we should write about? Send in your tips via Mastodon ! Send them to @fdroidorg@mastodon.technology and remember to tag with #TWIF . Or use the TWIF submission thread on the forum. The deadline to the next TWIF is Thursday 12:00 UTC.

General feedback can also be sent via Mastodon, or, if you’d like to have a live chat, you can find us in #fdroid on Freenode , on Matrix via #fdroid:f-droid.org or on Telegram . All of these spaces are bridged together, so the choice is yours. You can also join us on the forum .

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/03/15/twif-46-47-android-sdk-in-debian-buster-and-more-website-translations.html

#android #fdroid #foss
 
LibrePlanet 2019 wrap-up: Building the free software Utopia....
From the time of free software's inception, with Richard Stallman's announcement of the GNU Project in 1984, community has been a central part of its philosophy: we must be free to choose to share any software we use or create. Stallman wrote, "I consider that the golden rule requires that if I like a program I must share it with other people who like it," and from this point concluded that we must always be permitted to share our discoveries and innovations with others, in order to make their computing and their lives easier and better. Software that is free always has benefits beyond the individual, and the free software movement depends on a vibrant, ever-changing, committed pool of developers, activists, users, and enthusiasts to keep the dream alive and the movement growing.

#LibrePlanet #FSF #FOSS #FREE #STALLMAN #SOFTWARE #HARDWARE #TECHNOLOGY #COMPUTER
https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/libreplanet-2019-wrap-up-building-the-free-software-utopia
 

7 Open Source ERP Systems That are Actually Good

ERP is an abbreviation for “Enterprise resource planning”. ERP systems are used in small, medium and large businesses to do the work that the company needs from day to day. You can think of it as the software responsible for managing the companies activities.

These systems have the word "enterprise" in their names because they do really run enterprises, but for any small organisation starting out an open source ERP should be a first option: to get organised with a low barrier (cost) of entry.

Covered are:
* Odoo
* ERPNext
* Dolibarr
* Tryton
* ERP5
* Flectra
* Axelor

See https://fosspost.org/lists/open-source-erp

#ERP #FOSS #opensource

 
7 Open Source ERP Systems That are Actually Good

ERP is an abbreviation for “Enterprise resource planning”. ERP systems are used in small, medium and large businesses to do the work that the company needs from day to day. You can think of it as the software responsible for managing the companies activities.

These systems have the word "enterprise" in their names because they do really run enterprises, but for any small organisation starting out an open source ERP should be a first option: to get organised with a low barrier (cost) of entry.

Covered are:
* Odoo
* ERPNext
* Dolibarr
* Tryton
* ERP5
* Flectra
* Axelor

See https://fosspost.org/lists/open-source-erp

#ERP #FOSS #opensource
7 Open Source ERP Systems That are Actually Good
 

TWIF 48: guardianproject.info migration

This Week In F-Droid 48, Week 12, 2019

In this edition: The guardianproject.info website migration effort is underway, and odds-and-ends.
There are 6 new and 82 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.

Guardian Project Hugo Migration

Coffee and @_hc have been working to migrate the guardianproject.info website to Hugo. The site has been set up, and much of the content has been migrated, but work remains to get all the details right and port over the navigation.

Google Play Issues

@vanitasvitae points to a story about KDE Connect being briefly removed from the Google Play Store, ostensibly for violating Google’s new policy on apps that utilize SMS permissions, despite an exemption that clearly applied to KDE Connect. It was restored two days later.

@Poussinou highlighted some troubles for the MusicPiped app, which allows users to stream audio from Youtube. It was published to Google Play , however its primary function violates Google’s Terms of Service. Google have responded by denying update submissions from the developer, though updates continue to be available via F-Droid.

Odds and ends

@vanitasvitae has let us know about part 2 of a series on lineageos (German): LineageOS – Take back control .
@_hc is looking for developers interested in helping to support white labeling in F-Droid.
@_hc and @uniq continue to work on NetCipher in order to improve Tor support, and force the use TLSv1.2 or greater.

New apps

OpenPods : Check the battery status of your airpods.
Vector Camera : An app that applies real-time effects to the camera input.
DOI to SciHub : Quickly download research.
p!n : Pin notes to the notification area.
MoLe : Convenient front-end to hledger-web
FiSSH : SSH authentication via fingerprint scanning over network (TLS sockets).

Updated apps

In total, 82 apps were updated this week. Here are the highlights:

Delta Chat was updated from 0.101.1 to 0.200.0, improving setup for many providers (including OAuth 2.0 support for Google and Yandex), and enabling sharing into the app.
EteSync was updated from 1.2.6 to 1.3.0, improving performance for large initial syncs.
Suntimes was updated from 0.10.3 to 0.11.0, adding an alarm and a clock widget.
Bop-MusicPlayer was updated from 1.1.2 to 1.2, making microphone use optional, and enabling control via Google Assistant.
WebApps was updated from v2.18 to v2.20, allowing for custom user agents, and favicon-action bar color matching.
Periodical was updated from 1.23 to 1.30, separating events and symptoms into different lists, and indicating each per-day.
Bitcoin Wallet was updated from 6.41 to 7.02, providing support for receiving to and sending from SegWit (Bech32) addresses.
FairEmail was updated from 1.381 to 1.395, adding local contacts view with search, full HTML signatures, export/import of contacts notification settings, and optionally shows accounts on startup screen.
KISS launcher was updated from 3.7.6 to 3.7.9, improving startup performance and memory consumption.
SkyTube was updated from 2.94 to 2.95, fixing video playback.
Slide was updated from 6.0.1-3 to 6.1, adding mod toolbox support, a text editor overhaul, and improvements to wiki link handling.
FreedomBox was updated from 0.4 to 0.5, adding SDK v28 support.
GitNex was updated from 1.0-rc6 to 1.0.1, bringing some small fixes to an otherwise feature-packed 1.0 release (congratulations GitNex!).
Manyverse was updated from 0.1903.13-beta to 0.1903.19-beta, with several new features including post preview.
UserLAnd was updated from 2.3.8 to 2.4.0, adding file-system import and export.
FiSSH has been unarchived at version 3.0.

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.

Telegram was updated from 5.3.1 to 5.4.0, introducing auto-playing videos.

Tips and Feedback

Do you have important app updates we should write about? Send in your tips via Mastodon ! Send them to @fdroidorg@mastodon.technology and remember to tag with #TWIF . Or use the TWIF submission thread on the forum. The deadline to the next TWIF is Thursday 12:00 UTC.

General feedback can also be sent via Mastodon, or, if you’d like to live chat, you can find us in #fdroid on Freenode , on Matrix via #fdroid:f-droid.org or on Telegram . All of these spaces are bridged together, so the choice is yours. You can also join us on the forum .

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/03/23/twif-48.html

#android #fdroid #foss
 

The Latest Tab now highlights good descriptions

In the F-Droid Android client, the Latest Tab is a place for F-Droid

to showcase apps that pay extra attention to communicating to users.
With the upcoming 1.6 release, the Latest Tab will now only show apps
that meet certain criteria. The goal is to point users to apps where
they can better explore what they do only by looking at it in F-Droid.
There will always be privacy concerns around installing apps, so users
should have a good idea about what they install. This as a tool for
the F-Droid community to encourage app developers to put that extra
effort into explaining what the app does to potential users. All apps
will still be listed in Search and Categories Tabs.

So with the 1.6 release, only apps that include all of the following
pieces in their app metadata will be show on Latest:

Name
Summary
Description
License
a What’s New entry for at least one release
at least one graphic (screenshot or a feature graphic)
at least one of the above translated

Find out how to add these to your app by reading
All About Descriptions, Graphics, and Screenshots .

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/03/26/the-latest-tab-now-highlights-good-descriptions.html

#android #fdroid #foss
 
This Week In F-Droid , Week 15, 2019

In this edition: App summary translations, looking for maintainer, android
SDK in Debian Buster accepted, more languages on the F-Droid website and
odds and ends. There are ** new and ** 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.

Due to illness, this edition encompasses both TWIF 46 and 47.

App summary translations, looking for maintainer

The translation workflow for app summaries has seen some more polishing from
@_hc , getting pretty smooth. There
are now 600 apps whose summaries have been made
translatable , and
translators have been working on them already. He is now looking for someone
to take over the maintenance process for this. Basically it is just pulling
in new commits from Weblate, running a few scripts, and some Git(Lab) work.

Android SDK in Debian Buster accepted

We also have some good news on the Android SDK packages for the up and
coming Debian Buster. @_hc has been
working on finalizing and
championing
these, and the packages were unblocked! This means it will be possible to do
some (limited, so far) Android building and development using only packages
from Debian Buster, under a fully free and open source license, and without
any extra terms and conditions imposed.

More languages on the F-Droid website

@_hc checked with @CiaranG about the website deploy machine, and the latter said it can handle more languages. After some internal discussion, the following languages were added:

Brazilian Portuguese
Farsi
Hebrew
Italian
Korean
Russian

These languages were chosen because they are complete enough, relatively
actively translated, and have somewhere from 10 to over 100 million native
speakers.

Odds and ends
@cdesai gave a 5-minute

lightning talk on F-Droid in front of about 50 people. Topics included
repomaker, whitelabel support and nightly builds.
@_hc and

@uniq have been working on netcipher,
which should eventually get Tor support working properly again in the
F-Droid app.
@_hc and

@nicoalt set up a new
translation workflow for Repomaker
using the new Weblate
improvements. @nicoalt also
fixed an error preventing it from running on the latest versions of
Python. Finally, he wishes to upgrade to Django 2.1 from
1.x , and could
use the help of an experienced Django developer.
@vanitasvitae wants to know if

there is interest in adding more languages to Planet
F-Droid . You can read his short blog
post
here .

Nouvelles applis

Spartathlon :
View info about the spartathlon foot race.
Goodtime :
Productivity timer designed to keep you on track and free of distractions.
ActivityForceNewTask :
Xposed module that forces activities to open in a new task.
Identiconizer! :
This is a port of ChameleonOS’ contact identicons feature (available in
the JellyBean versions) with some additional features and fixes. When
enabled, new contacts will be assigned a unique identicon instead of the
default picture.
Phonograph :
Material designed music player.
Simply Pace :
Calculate your pace.
Music Control : Remote
controller for onkyo devices.
AudioAnchor :
Audio player that tracks the listening process of your audio books and
podcasts.
Helsinki
Timetables : Show
timetables for public transport in helsinki city and region.
CBTAndroid :
Seven column cbt thought journal.
My Leaf : Remote
control and information for your Nissan Leaf.
Kõnele :
Speech-to-text provider.
opsu! is an
unofficial open-source client for the rhythm game osu! .
FreshRSS : Client
for freshrss (https://www.freshrss.org/).
MBE Style : A fun icon
pack.
MoneyBuster is a
shared budget manager able to synchronize with IHateMoney and Nextcloud
Cospend.
KOReader : An ebook
reader application supporting pdf, djvu, epub, fb2.
GitNex : Client for gitea.
NewPipe Legacy :
Lightweight youtube frontend for os versions 4.x.
Kodi : Media center.
FlutterHole :
A third party application for the pi-hole® dashboard.

Applications mises à jour

In total, ** apps were updated this
week. Here are the highlights:
Mi Manga Nu

updated from
1.95 to 1.99, fixing mangahere and fanfox, fixing pref look, and fixing
update search on old Android versions.
Network

Monitor
updated from 1.30.1
to 1.31.0, in which it completely removes dependency on Google services
and drops the foss + proprietary flavors, making the whole project
FOSS from
now on.
Notify2Jabber

updated from 0.83 to
0.86, now with support for grabbing music titles from selected apps when
the song changes.
Scarlet Notes FD

updated from 6.6.3
to 6.9.5, with a cleaner and easier UI, faster images on the home screen
and better image support, a new realtime markdown editor, theme changes,
folder sync, and more.
TrebleShot

updated from 1.2.8.3
to 1.2.10, bringing some UI changes, making ongoing tasks easier to
handle, a new Black theme, hold & swipe to select anything, and it can now
show the transfer status of a specific receiver.
Syncthing-Fork

updated from
1.0.1.8 to 1.1.0.3, with faster refresh of the wrapper UI on “modern”
devices, “folder is unshared” status label, ability to show Android Open
File Limit, new folder dialog “Tap to add device” if no devices are
present, ability to enable “expert mode”, and various other improvements.
miniVector

updated
to 0.8.24 (0.8.25 expected soon) and
Riot.im
updated
to 0.8.25, adding support for server discovery via .well-known , SSO
login, improved UX when restoring e2e keys, an option to send messages
with the enter button, and high quality display and improved max zoom in
the media viewer. Some colors were changed. Also includes new default
settings for media source and photo compression level, and the shutter
sound can be disabled.
It might also be worth noting that miniVector saw some further cleaning and optimization, shrinking its APK size down to half that of its bigger brother Riot.im !


Orgzly

updated from 1.6.12 to 1.7.1, adding
event (plain timestamps) support, a preference for click/long-click
action, quick folding of note’s metadata, a bottom action bar, swipe left
to open or focus the note. State keywords are now forced upper case and
note view uses a larger font size.
ownCloud

updated from
2.9.3 to 2.10.0, adding Android 9 (Pie) support, support for light
filtering apps, disambiguate users with the same display name, more
options to enforce password when sharing publicly, and various other
changes and UI improvements.
Simple Gallery

Pro
updated
from 6.5.2 to 6.6.0, with improved new file discovery, exclude some
folders by default, avoid deleting filtered out file types at deleting
folders, customizing file loading priority, and various UI, stability and
performance improvements.
Privacy

Browser
updated from 2.16
to 2.17.1, now with the ability to scroll the app bar, a logcat activity,
“open with” entries in link and image context menus, set default apps in
“open with”, and Privacy Browser will now allow itself to be moved to SD
card.
piggybudget

updated from 2.2 to
2.4. You can now edit the category icons, and see monthly summaries and
totals in the bottom of “Stats”. The “settings” are now not a separate tab
anymore, but can be accessed by the header menu. You’ll also find that the
CSV export now has some extra columns.
StreetComplete

updated from
10.1 to 10.2. It will now never show the “prohibited for pedestrians”
quest for residential and service roads. You can now also tag
foot=use_sidepath and sidewalk=separate in these quests. The OK button
is now visibly disabled when the note text is empty.
wallabag

updated from 2.1.0 to
2.2.0. The minimum Android version required to run this app was bumped up
to 5.0. Other than that, this release updates some internal dependencies,
and has the usual bugfixes and translation updates.
Fedilab

updated from 1.75.0 to 1.76.0,
adding support for “featured hashtags” (needs to have the next Mastodon
version on the server), and a private timeline with conversations for
Friendica. For Friendica, favorites were replaced with likes, and in
general the import/export feature and custom sharing feature were
improved.
HgLauncher

updated from 1.3.6.1 to
1.4.0, featuring a super shiny new icon, “shorthands”, support for
modifying web search providers, extended widget support, more gesture
action, and “hide status bar” for the 4.x versions of Android.
Markor

updated from
1.6.2 to 1.7.1, bringing an improved app color theme for better
readability, support for loading custom fonts from file, automatically
convert links shared from browser to Markdown, LinkBox is now listed on
the main view bottom bar, swipe to change between edit and preview,
ability to set which tab opens on starting, and many more. For full
details, refer to the blog
post .
OsmAnd~

updated from 3.2.7 to 3.3.5,
removing Facebook and Firebase analytics from the Google version, adding
navigation on public transport, additional info in the Route details,
improved Quick Action, and a redesigned Directions menu.
NewPipe

updated from 0.15.1 to
0.16.1, adding basic support for MediaCCC, as well as support for
comments. Other improvements include support for youtube-nocookie.com,
Amazon Fire TV virtual keyboard, swipe away search history, and clearing
watch history via the options menu.
LTE Cleaner

updated from
3.1.0 to 3.6.2, bringing an optional default whitelist, a dedicated
whitelist menu, enhanced cleaning, auto whitelisting, UI improvements, and
the amount removed is now shown in a toast.

Removed apps
Quoting

Stars
was moved to the archive, as its github source code seems to have
vanished, and hasn’t come back in ~3 months.
Akhyou! was

moved to the archive, because the app stopped working and isn’t updated
anymore.
OSMTracker

was moved to the archive because its applicationID was changed. In other
words, this is the old version of the app, which has been replaced by
OSMTracker .
Onze and

Ameixa LOS were
moved to the archive because these two themes are no longer maintained.

apps were removed.

Tips and Feedback

Do you have important app updates we should write about? Send in your tips
via Mastodon ! Send them to and remember to tag with . Or use
the on the forum. The deadline to the next TWIF is
Thursday 12:00 UTC.

General feedback can also be sent via Mastodon, or, if you’d like to have a
live chat, you can find us in #fdroid on
Freenode , on Matrix via or on
Telegram . All of these spaces are bridged
together, so the choice is yours. You can also join us on the forum .

Read more at: https://f-droid.org/en/2019/04/10/2019-03-15-twif-46-47-android-sdk-in-debian-buster-and-more-website-translations.html

#android #fdroid #foss
 

Gimp 2.10.10 available for macOS

Hi folks,

for the ones who have an Apple Computer, I don't have it but I use one at my job, the brand new Gimp 2.10.10 is available for #macOS as well!

www.gimp.org

#gimp #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #libregraphic
Florida 
#FOSS
Linux bald in Autos?
Infotainment- und Fahrassistenzsysteme oder sogar fautonomes Fahren durch eine auf Linux basierende Plattform namens ALG-UCB (Automotive Grade Linux Unified Code Base)?

Ich bin gespannt!
#FOSS
 

Endspurt! Anmeldung für Zeitschriften-Pakete


Die Anmeldung läuft nur noch bis Mittwoch, 10.April, 23:59h!

Für LPD Teilnehmer gibt es wieder Zeitschriften-Pakete. Die Flyer/Plakat-Pakete fallen für den LPD.2019.1 aus. :-( Sind aber bis dahin als Vorlagen zum selber drucken verfügbar. :-)

Wer seine Veranstaltung angemeldet hat (Eintrag auf https://linux-events.org ), kann die Pakete hier anfordern: https://l-p-d.org/paket_anmeldung

Und wenn ihr nun Bock habt, auch mal einen LPD zu machen oder wen kennt, ... Meldet Euch einfach bei uns: https://l-p-d.org/kontakt

Und bitte Teilen und Weitersagen nicht vergessen! ;-)

#Linux-Presentation-Day #LPD #LINUX #Linux-Events.org #OSS #FOSS #LUG #Linux-User-Group #Veranstaltung #Veranstaltungen
 

Why I Replaced Disqus and You Should Too

When I started this blog, I used Disqus for comments on posts. This was a natural choice: I’d seen sites use Disqus all over the internet, it was easy to setup, and they had a free tier. I happily integrated Disqus and moved on.
#foss #comments #disqus #replace #blog #software #alternative #commento
 
#Microsoft 's partner #WhiteSource , which makes money from smearing FOSS, keeps celebrating bugs in #FOSS
 
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Daily Anarchist Meme For Cool People Daily Anarchist Meme For Cool People
vor etwa einer Stunde – Öffentlich
hUmAnS aRe InHeReNtLy SeLfIsH!1 !
I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download them and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#meme #capitalism #selfish #wikipedia #wikicommons
#game #gaming #minecraft #open-source #code #software
#diaspora #mastodon #linux #firefighter #foss #technology
#human #philosophy

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vor etwa einer Stunde – Öffentlich
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Today I have repaired an old laptop using #GNU / #Linux for a poor guy who couldn't afford a new computer.

He bought the laptop many years ago and its hard drive is now broken so much that trying to boot up the installed #Windows 10 was a very slim chance. I am not kidding, it literally took him about 3 hours of repeated attempts to boot up the computer so he could watch videos -- he was extremely patient and kept doing this between his shifts -- I have personally witnessed it at my night shift, he wasn't able to turn it on before midnight... then he had to go to work.

I have brough a few flash drives with GNU Linux today to give it a try and guess what... it worked. The third distro I tried -- #Puppy GNU/Linux -- made the laptop usable again. It runs solely from the USB stick and doesn't need the harddrive. It can connect to WIFI and play videos, which is basically all that the guy needs.




#FOSS #storytime
 
Today I have repaired an old laptop using #GNU / #Linux for a poor guy who couldn't afford a new computer.

He bought the laptop many years ago and its hard drive is now broken so much that trying to boot up the installed #Windows 10 was a very slim chance. I am not kidding, it literally took him about 3 hours of repeated attempts to boot up the computer so he could watch videos -- he was extremely patient and kept doing this between his shifts -- I have personally witnessed it at my night shift, he wasn't able to turn it on before midnight... then he had to go to work.

I have brough a few flash drives with GNU Linux today to give it a try and guess what... it worked. The third distro I tried -- #Puppy GNU/Linux -- made the laptop usable again. It runs solely from the USB stick and doesn't need the harddrive. It can connect to WIFI and play videos, which is basically all that the guy needs.




#FOSS #storytime
 
Ever wanted to contribute to a free/libre open-source software (#FLOSS) project?
But don't want/cannot code?

This is no issue at all, any contribution helps! E.g. testing & documentation is an important part of any software (project).

If you are interested, you can have a look at
https://github.com/rugk/offline-qr-code/issues/177.
#oos #foss #openSource #freeSoftware #contributions #contributor #goodFirstIssue #contribute
 

Sending emails (with attachments) from my (FOSS) application?


Hi all, i'm beginning to become frustrated after having tried many alternatives but run into various issues. If you'd like to get straight to the main question please jump to the end of this post (under "another option?")

What i'm trying to do is to send emails with an attachment from my Well-Being Diary application, which is writtten in #python

(The idea is that the user can share diary entries via email with people she knows, and in this way the diary will become more social)

Here's some things that i've tried:

Using Python's webbrowser with mailto:


The problem here is that i cannot add attachments (otherwise this would be a good solution since it gives the user the option to edit the message before sharing it with her friends)

Using Python's SMTP

email_msg = email.message.EmailMessage()
        email_msg.set_content("\nmessage body text")

        email_msg['Subject'] = "Test subject"
        email_msg['From'] = "__________@_____.com"
        email_msg['To'] = "__________@_____.com"

        # Please note that a local mailserver has to be started first:
        # python -m smtpd -n -c DebuggingServer localhost:1025
        smtp = smtplib.SMTP('localhost', 1025)
        smtp.send_message(email_msg)
        smtp.quit()

Gives the following but no message recieved (maybe because there is no security?
sunyata@sunyata-gratitude:~$ python -m smtpd -n -c DebuggingServer localhost:1025
---------- MESSAGE FOLLOWS ----------
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: Test subject
From: __________@_____.com
To: __________@_____.com
X-Peer: 127.0.0.1

message body text
------------ END MESSAGE ------------

Using the Envelope library

envelope = envelopes.Envelope(
            from_addr=(from_email_address_str, "Me"),
            to_addr=("__________@_____.com", "You"),
            subject="Subject test",
            text_body="text body test"
        )
        envelope.send("disroot.org", from_email_address_str, from_password_str, True)

This doesn't work either, but there may be settings here that are needed to be updated for disroot. I haven't looked into it more because if it's that complicated it also means that the user herself will have to enter these details which i'd like to avoid her having to do

Another option?


Now i'm considering another option: Maybe i could use something like mailgun, but i'd like to find a more free alternative. Does anyone know if one of these exist?

#email #foss #floss #freesoftware
 

Sending emails (with attachments) from my (FOSS) application?


Hi all, i'm beginning to become frustrated after having tried many alternatives but run into various issues. If you'd like to get straight to the main question please jump to the end of this post (under "another option?")

What i'm trying to do is to send emails with an attachment from my Well-Being Diary application, which is writtten in #python

(The idea is that the user can share diary entries via email with people she knows, and in this way the diary will become more social)

Here's some things that i've tried:

Using Python's webbrowser with mailto:


The problem here is that i cannot add attachments (otherwise this would be a good solution since it gives the user the option to edit the message before sharing it with her friends)

Using Python's SMTP

email_msg = email.message.EmailMessage()
        email_msg.set_content("\nmessage body text")

        email_msg['Subject'] = "Test subject"
        email_msg['From'] = "__________@_____.com"
        email_msg['To'] = "__________@_____.com"

        # Please note that a local mailserver has to be started first:
        # python -m smtpd -n -c DebuggingServer localhost:1025
        smtp = smtplib.SMTP('localhost', 1025)
        smtp.send_message(email_msg)
        smtp.quit()

Gives the following but no message recieved (maybe because there is no security?
sunyata@sunyata-gratitude:~$ python -m smtpd -n -c DebuggingServer localhost:1025
---------- MESSAGE FOLLOWS ----------
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: Test subject
From: __________@_____.com
To: __________@_____.com
X-Peer: 127.0.0.1

message body text
------------ END MESSAGE ------------

Using the Envelope library

envelope = envelopes.Envelope(
            from_addr=(from_email_address_str, "Me"),
            to_addr=("__________@_____.com", "You"),
            subject="Subject test",
            text_body="text body test"
        )
        envelope.send("disroot.org", from_email_address_str, from_password_str, True)

This doesn't work either, but there may be settings here that are needed to be updated for disroot. I haven't looked into it more because if it's that complicated it also means that the user herself will have to enter these details which i'd like to avoid her having to do

Another option?


Now i'm considering another option: Maybe i could use something like mailgun, but i'd like to find a more free alternative. Does anyone know if one of these exist?

#email #foss #floss #freesoftware
 
We're in the process of documenting our relationship towards #FOSS, due to some confusion from some people meeting #Feneas for the first time. We've always had a strong commitment to FOSS, and that will not change. What we want to do is document that as a set of principles that need to be followed by not just this current committee, but future committees as well.

Comments on the draft are welcome, by members and non-members alike!

https://git.feneas.org/feneas/association/merge_requests/26/
 

FOSS manifesto

We're in the process of documenting our relationship towards #FOSS, due to some confusion from some people meeting #Feneas for the first time. We've always had a strong commitment to FOSS, and that will not change. What we want to do is document that as a set of principles that need to be followed by not just this current committee, but future committees as well.

Comments on the draft are welcome, by members and non-members alike!

https://git.feneas.org/feneas/association/merge_requests/26/
 
https://mastodon.social/@methoddan/101824122956098865

RT @faifcast@twitter.com

#FaiFCast 0x64, includes an on-site interview at #CopyleftConf 2019 w/ @MethodDan@twitter.com, who is the producer of this very podcast (among many other things). Hear Dan's views on football (which is what everyone else calls soccer, USAmericans ;) as well as #FOSS. http://faif.us/cast/2019/mar/27/0x64/

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/faifcast/status/1110973440553566209
Hong Kong or Sweden 
Image/photo
I am close to having too many irons in the fire - again. commercial work, family and side projects are also eating my time, but I have decided that finally making my website available for others is a good thing to do now. First of all I need to use it for two other projects so it would be a good time to optimize the code. I also want other people to be able to use it - I have talked to other comic artists and the feedback I am getting is that they could use exactly a solution like this. Simple and durable.

There are a lot of things that can be done to improve it. So what is the first thing you do?

You make a logo.

I am pretty sure that this is not the normal order of things you see in most software projects, but you will always do things in your mother language first and I am not fluent in code, I am fluent in images,

Fumetti is the Italian word for comics - you can compare to the English word, fumes, and probably get the meaning. The speak bubbles looks like small clouds of fume :)

I choose a art Noveau Italian style font because of the Italian name, instead of the normal comic style font - too boring and too obvious. Rather a slightly confusing reference to Bugatti and espresso than just blending in with the rest.

Today I will discuss with my brother, who is a data scientist how I go about this GitHub thing. I still need to get comfortable with branches, commits and pull requests.

#design #art #logo #opensource #software #comics #github #collaboration #libre #help #fsf #freesoftware #foss #floss
 
Image/photo
I am close to having too many irons in the fire - again. commercial work, family and side projects are also eating my time, but I have decided that finally making my website available for others is a good thing to do now. First of all I need to use it for two other projects so it would be a good time to optimize the code. I also want other people to be able to use it - I have talked to other comic artists and the feedback I am getting is that they could use exactly a solution like this. Simple and durable.

There are a lot of things that can be done to improve it. So what is the first thing you do?

You make a logo.

I am pretty sure that this is not the normal order of things you see in most software projects, but you will always do things in your mother language first and I am not fluent in code, I am fluent in images,

Fumetti is the Italian word for comics - you can compare to the English word, fumes, and probably get the meaning. The speak bubbles looks like small clouds of fume :)

I choose a art Noveau Italian style font because of the Italian name, instead of the normal comic style font - too boring and too obvious. Rather a slightly confusing reference to Bugatti and espresso than just blending in with the rest.

Today I will discuss with my brother, who is a data scientist how I go about this GitHub thing. I still need to get comfortable with branches, commits and pull requests.

#design #art #logo #opensource #software #comics #github #collaboration #libre #help #fsf #freesoftware #foss #floss
 
https://friendica.feneas.org/display/76158462-215c-9e20-b79e-7be944568268

Feneas and SocialHub


We recently reached out to the SocialHub.network admins to talk about helping to run the #forum in exchange for expanding the scope to better fit our focus, ie #federated web more in general than just #ActivityPub (even though it's a big focus atm for everyone).

If you don't know what #SocialHub is; it's a #Discourse forum for ActivityPub discussion, mostly so far focusing on #Pixelfed, #Prismo, #Funkwhale and #Anfora projects. The current admins want to pass the maintenance on due to time constraints.

There has been some heated debate whether #Feneas is the right organization to host this community. If you want to contribute to the discussion, to give your thoughts pro/against, please feel free to do so: https://socialhub.network/t/feneas-handover/511

We're in the process of writing a #FOSS manifesto partially in response to the concerns noted in this discussion.

If this doesn't work out, we'll need to ponder whether we then want to run a separate Discourse instance or do we just ditch the idea of a generic federated web forum for now.

#fediverse
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We recently reached out to the SocialHub.network admins to talk about helping to run the #forum in exchange for expanding the scope to better fit our focus, ie #federated web more in general than just #ActivityPub (even though it's a big focus atm for everyone).

If you don't know what #SocialHub is; it's a #Discourse forum for ActivityPub discussion, mostly so far focusing on #Pixelfed, #Prismo, #Funkwhale and #Anfora projects. The current admins want to pass the maintenance on due to time constraints.

There has been some heated debate whether #Feneas is the right organization to host this community. If you want to contribute to the discussion, to give your thoughts pro/against, please feel free to do so: https://socialhub.network/t/feneas-handover/511

We're in the process of writing a #FOSS manifesto partially in response to the concerns noted in this discussion.

If this doesn't work out, we'll need to ponder whether we then want to run a separate Discourse instance or do we just ditch the idea of a generic federated web forum for now.

#fediverse
 

Feneas and SocialHub

We recently reached out to the SocialHub.network admins to talk about helping to run the #forum in exchange for expanding the scope to better fit our focus, ie #federated web more in general than just #ActivityPub (even though it's a big focus atm for everyone).

If you don't know what #SocialHub is; it's a #Discourse forum for ActivityPub discussion, mostly so far focusing on #Pixelfed, #Prismo, #Funkwhale and #Anfora projects. The current admins want to pass the maintenance on due to time constraints.

There has been some heated debate whether #Feneas is the right organization to host this community. If you want to contribute to the discussion, to give your thoughts pro/against, please feel free to do so: https://socialhub.network/t/feneas-handover/511

We're in the process of writing a #FOSS manifesto partially in response to the concerns noted in this discussion.

If this doesn't work out, we'll need to ponder whether we then want to run a separate Discourse instance or do we just ditch the idea of a generic federated web forum for now.

#fediverse
 
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