I’ve been using the “obtainium” app on my phone for a while to manage open source software and i got an error saying yesterday saying there was no apk available for aurora store. I went to its gitlab repo and found out that there was a 4.2.0 release yesterday, but no apk available. Wut? Thoughts?
Give it a few days. F-droid is slow to build apps, but now that a new release ha been tagged, it should get built and released there automatically. As for builds hosted on gitlab and auroraoss.com, I don’t know how much of the process is automated, but it should presumably be ready within a week.
gitlab releases get released before f-droid as far as i know… it’s usually the way it works with foss (gitlab, github,etc) … also, i’ve completely replaced f-droid with obtainium due to security issues with f-droid… its super awesome! give it a try
The point of the post is… it has a new release with no apk… even directly from source… which is weird… f-droid is always super late. f-droid still has newpipe 0.25.0 whereas 0.25.1 has been released on april 3rd on the official repo. (it says 0.25.0 version on the newpipe page on f-droid.org)
Why would they release 4.2.0 with no apk? did they do a miskate?
Yes, I know. Wait a few days. I’m not an expert, but my understanding is binaries coming a day or two after the release tag is perfectly normal for low key software. The binaries need to be built then uploaded. If the process isn’t automated, a human needs to do it. Maybe that human is sleeping right now, or maybe they just aren’t in a hurry. If there’s no activity within a few days, that will be more unusual. But 24 hours is a pretty small window for low activity foss development.
The newest release apk on Gitlab is 4.1.1, so I’m not clear where you saw 4.2.0 - or if it was released on Gitlab, but then pulled? If you really want to take a new apk build for a spin you can download the nightly apk build from: https://files.auroraoss.com/?folder=AuroraStore. I’m also looking forward to a new stable build since 4.1.1 is 1+ yr old! Thanks for the heads up!
I’ve been using F-Droid since going GrapheneOS. I recently tried out Obtainium as a replacement but everytime I try upgrading an app, I get an error saying it conflicts with an existing package. I then uninstalled an app and tried to install from Obtainium to get the same message. I can’t find a solution online. How did you migrate or did you start afresh with Obtainium?