Did you know that @gdroid an alternative client app to browse the #fdroid repository, allows you to leave comments on apps thanks to your Mastodon/Pleroma account?
You are right. G-Droid is more than just a 'skin' . The comment feature is only one difference. Here is a long list of differences here in the G-Droid website: https://gitlab.com/gdroid/gdroidclient/blob/master/README.md
(Which is btw in the F-Droid client not shown as website, since they claim it is not a website 😂 )
@bjoern I would really love to know answer for this as well.
@gdroid why in your GitLab README https://gitlab.com/gdroid/gdroidclient/blob/master/README.md you state that “G-Droid is actively maintained (the @fdroidorg client is not any more)”?
Hi @JackieLibre , @bjoern at the time of writing it was mostly based on this forum thread https://forum.f-droid.org/t/f-droid-job-board/4171/6 .
And yes the version number is getting increased because of updated translations from weblate. But see also https://bit.ly/2UP6Rkj
Contrary to the statement in the first link there ARE also security issues in F-Droid. They haven't been found by the "security audits" (lol). They have been found by a noobie and therefore been refused to fix.
There have been a few discussions around the topic. Also on irc. But essentially: I'm the author of that statement and I'll be happy to remove it as soon as a new maintainer has been found.
.... aaaaaand : the F-Droid team removes all wrong statements that they intentionally spread about my apps as well. But that's another long story.
@fdroidorg Android app urgently needs a new maintainer
«Note: the app is still maintained for security issues and critical bugs, and specific goal-directed grant-funded work is done on it as well. But we need someone who can triage bug reports, MRs, and fix open bugs, as well as generally develop the app and improve it.»
Although @ar could say more to your claim
> there ARE also security issues in F-Droid
Older comments are also public but a bit hard to find with the search.
No, there is no moderation (or censorship) being done or planned in G-Droid. BUT: the instances of the fediverse are moderated. So if the instance owner doesn't like your comment it might be removed by him/her. 😥
@clacke G-Droid uses only one tag right now, That is the app-specifiic tag to find comments.
Yes if undesirable comments are coming from another instance the admin of mastodon.technology will ask the other owner to mute you. If that is not happening the instance will be muted as free speech zone.
having said: If that happens please let me know. Then I'll make G-Droid also fetch from the other instance. I'm fundamentally against censorship and pro free speech.
That is nor correct. "Public and tag timelines do not require authentication."
There is no account being used and nothing that I could mute. You can use the API even unauthenticated directly in your browser:
G-Droid CAN NOT mute any comments.
Such a muting would have to be in the source code. Which is undesirable, so if I would implement that, someone would fork it and remove it again.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!