Because i cant find any Mattermost forum topic here on F-Droid i would like to create this one.
Mattermost is been used by a movement named Extinction Rebellion. Its a worldwide movement. Here a short overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVLGfl4Xrjc
There are more then 1000 activists out there that sadly cant use a F-Droid version of this app. Many people that are part in this movement understand the requirement of free software for their privacy and thus for the whole movement. Recently its really sad to see that there is no maintained Mattermost version in F-Droid.
This is not a app request forum post. This is a general forum post for discussion of the Mattermost app development to be compatible with google-free devices.
I have seen that there is just one outdated Mattermost version recently at f-droid: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.mattermost.mattermost/
There is written “This app is not maintained anymore and has been replaced by Mattermost Beta.”
I have seen this post here: https://mastodon.technology/@fdroidorg/100516647192548047
What is the status of the acceptance of this patch upstream?
The outdated app in F-Droid dont seem to work with recent software versions of the server software: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/issues/1360
The F-Droid build services seems to not be able to build the new app:
This have been merged to the build servers to help the issue out when i understand right: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidserver/merge_requests/623
Recent questions i have:
- Have Mattermost upstream done some work to make it possible to build the app without closed source software/services?
- If not, does F-Droid now use a patch that is not being accepted upstream to make those free software builds possible?
- What is the current build issue?