After downloading the new index (?) data file, it says a new alpha is available, but can’t find it (3 devices).
Now that the f-droid repo data file is so big (depending on perspective), is there any consideration of changing to a different method? Like have a “shopping for new apps” mode and a “just update the old apps” mode. The big data file would only be downloaded again for the shopping mode. Edit: Or better, app data would be downloaded similar to app images, only as needed, on demand (streaming mode or all-at-once mode option).
A benefit would be the server could do the check for availability of the download, before telling the user (currently via the data file) that an update was available, when it’s really not yet available.
Edit2: It was only a short time of unavailability. File is now found.
Edit3: File downloaded, but install fails quietly, on one device. Other devices still see “not found”. Going away to be more patient.
Edit4: Maybe it is a “network” issue disguised by a “not found” error message, because the “not found” error message was displayed once during mid-download. A workaround was deselecting all but one mirror in the f-droid mirror list. Lucky guessing found a mirror that worked.