Please update Flym to latest version (1.9.7 atm)


#1

Flym is a very nice RSS reader and the latest version has a number of improvements over the version in f-droid, namely

(I can’t post more than two links, so the two above are just the commit IDs.)

However this change probably needs to be omitted because it relies on gcm:

Thanks,
Rick


#2

Thanks @rickl, but this request is probably better put in GitLab (see https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md).


#3

As you have pointed out, we stopped building Flym when it required
play-services. As of 1.9.7 this is still the case. If you can
convince upstream to remove it or provide a build flavor that does
not require it, we can start building it again. Please keep in
mind that upstream most likely is busy working on the 2.0 version
on a new code base, so patches to 1.x will most likely be slow.


#4

@rickl , acually, spaRSS was started as the developing fork. It also slowed down now but IMHO is more advanced (till Flym 2.0 is out, of course :slight_smile: ). Give it a try.


#5

Thanks a lot for the quick feedback, much appreciated.

The genealogy of all those readers is a little convoluted :slight_smile: I just tried spaRSS. I find Flym a little bit nicer to use, but maybe that’s just my habit. However I’m especially keen on https://github.com/FredJul/Flym/commit/3d1ab20fbd2502bbc4a8521c9c9d9f2920a124d4 (a filter mechanism that filters out certain elements that otherwise make reading really, really annoying).

I’ll see if I can convince them to add a build flavour without Play Services.


#6

However I’m especially keen on
https://github.com/FredJul/Flym/commit/3d1ab20f
https://github.com/FredJul/Flym/commit/3d1ab20fbd2502bbc4a8521c9c9d9f2920a124d4
(a filter mechanism that filters out certain elements that otherwise make
reading really, really annoying).

You can ask spaRSS guys to cherry-pick this commit. It’s really easy.

I’ll see if I can convince them to add a build flavour without Play
Services.

Emm… them? You mean spaRSS? the Play Services-free build is in F-Droid.