[jitsi-users] Jitsi and F-Droid


#1

Hi there!

F-Droid, the FOSS repository for Android that gained some popularity
recently, has a request for Jitsi to be included that has been pending
since August 2013 now.

https://f-droid.org/forums/topic/jitsi/

While Jitsi's built-in update routine serves you well when it comes to
updating Jitsi, additional availability through a free Android repo
might possibly ease up the process of discovering and getting Jitsi in
the first place.

Since I lack the skills to do it myself, I have to close with the mere
note that F-Droid highly encourage people to include their apps
themselves and offer a nice and clear manual for setting up a F-Droid
server.

https://f-droid.org/manual/

Cheers

Christian


#2

Hey Christian,

Sorry for not coming back to you earlier.

Hi there!

F-Droid, the FOSS repository for Android that gained some popularity
recently, has a request for Jitsi to be included that has been pending
since August 2013 now.

https://f-droid.org/forums/topic/jitsi/

Good to hear!

While Jitsi's built-in update routine serves you well when it comes to
updating Jitsi, additional availability through a free Android repo
might possibly ease up the process of discovering and getting Jitsi in
the first place.

Since I lack the skills to do it myself, I have to close with the mere
note that F-Droid highly encourage people to include their apps
themselves and offer a nice and clear manual for setting up a F-Droid
server.

https://f-droid.org/manual/

Thanks for the note. We have explicitly avoided uploading Jitsi on a
market so far because we don't believe the app to be mature enough. We
will most definitely consider F-Droid (and likely submit there as
well) as soon as that changes.

Cheers,
Emil

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On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM, <gyges@gmx.net> wrote:

Cheers

Christian

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#3

The F-Droid community has recently become more pedantic (like Debian)
about screening the hierarchy of dependencies and ensuring they can
build all dependencies and build tools from source.

I've suggested that they could save some time by using JARs already
packaged in Debian because then they can be sure the JARs were built
from source:
https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidserver/issues/50

This is probably another reason to consider a Maven+Git solution and
Debianize some of the individual parts of Jitsi, it will make it easier
to maintain a collection of packages and also easier for F-Droid to
carry Jitsi.

Regards,

Daniel

···

On 02/03/14 03:04, Emil Ivov wrote:

Hey Christian,

Sorry for not coming back to you earlier.

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM, <gyges@gmx.net> wrote:

Hi there!

F-Droid, the FOSS repository for Android that gained some popularity
recently, has a request for Jitsi to be included that has been pending
since August 2013 now.

https://f-droid.org/forums/topic/jitsi/

Good to hear!

While Jitsi's built-in update routine serves you well when it comes to
updating Jitsi, additional availability through a free Android repo
might possibly ease up the process of discovering and getting Jitsi in
the first place.

Since I lack the skills to do it myself, I have to close with the mere
note that F-Droid highly encourage people to include their apps
themselves and offer a nice and clear manual for setting up a F-Droid
server.

https://f-droid.org/manual/

Thanks for the note. We have explicitly avoided uploading Jitsi on a
market so far because we don't believe the app to be mature enough. We
will most definitely consider F-Droid (and likely submit there as
well) as soon as that changes.