Happy "I love Free Software Day" everyone 💕
We would like to use this opportunity to let you know that K-9 Mail needs your help.
To keep up with the current development pace, we have decided to keep releasing 2 major versions of #dartkable per year :
* one for summer solstice
* the usual one for winter solstice.
Those 2 major releases will ship new features, while the dot releases (like 3.4.1, which will be frozen next week) will only ship bug fixes.
We still need a lot of translating help for Asian and Arabic languages, the dev team being EN/FR/DE/ES.
Google Play bans open-source Matrix client Element, citing “abusive content” https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/01/google-play-bans-open-source-matrix-client-element-citing-abusive-content/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @RonAmadeo@twitter.com
In the last year Google has banned: the Element app, the LBRY app, and several Fediverse apps. If you get all of your apps from a single corporation, be it Google or Apple, you should make an effort to change that.
If you have an Android phone F-Droid is an alternative app repository, and it’s very easy to install! All of the previously mentioned apps have been available from F-Droid throughout being dropped from the Play Store.
If you have an iPhone, please consider other options for your next device. Apple does not respect you enough as a user to consider you possibly more capable of deciding what you should install on your phone than they are. That is absurd; please stop rewarding this behavior with your money.
Don’t be Google
Google has lost touch with their roots. What they did today is the equivalent of banning a web browser because it could access unapproved sites.
Unfortunately, the only effective appeals process is raising a stir on social media. https://twitter.com/element_hq/status/1355504359652663302
People constantly ask why I refuse to use Signal.
I have been meaning to do a detailed write-up for this, however in researching for it I discovered this post which covers several of my biggest issues well.
Is it good design to ship and start a REST/HTTP API server inside a Android/iOS app as background service and access it from the UI? I already have a good working API written in #rust.
Instead writing lots of #ffi code for #Dart and #flutter (or #jni for Kotlin) I think I would be faster if I can just reuse the existing http API.
I especially think about edge cases like maybe "Apple don't like running http services on your device, etc..."
Hrm. Gab's auf dem #rc3 nicht einen Talk zu Gaia-X (nicht notwendigerweise mit dem Stichwort im Titel)?
Finde gerade nichts mehr in der Richtung im Fahrplan oder auf media.ccc.de...
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