> Using FCM also requires the inclusion of the proprietary FCM client library into open source Android apps like Signal, Wire or even Firefox, which makes them effectively non-free software which cannot be distributed via the fully free F-Droid software repository.
I guess that's the blob mentioned earlier ITT preventing Signal in F-Droid.
@tapaniraja @setthemfree @micahflee IANA Android dev, but I do believe you're correct. And that was Moxie's defense for requiring gapps for so long, demanding that the community first come up with an alternative.
There's also microG, but I'm not sure how that fits into Signal or push services.
Most messaging apps support polling..
@micahflee I took the headline to mean that Signal would finally be available on F-Droid. Or Signal Desktop would finally be available to users without having to link it to a phone number.
No, I take it to mean that Signal is on-path to add a "GIF" button to their UI that'll leak their oh-so-secret messages right out to thiird parties (ie: giphy) like Wire had done in the interest of making their app more accessible to the "masses"
They even distribute the APK directly on their website, though I had to use a DispVM with vanilla chromium to actually get the JS to load the latest download link :\
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