Given some dissent about the way to handle upcoming challenges (like complex
builds, app developers eager to use latest pre-release stuff from Google and
how to monitor all the stuff builds (and Google itself) start pulling in at
buildtime etc.), I and my personal believes about software might also hinder
F-Droid’s further success: Newer generation always have a different
view on “values”, on techniques, on problem-solving, so these new problems
might need fresh people to solve them.
Does this ‘newer generation’ realise that there are already apps available for these tasks? For example XDA Labs or Aptoide. The thing that makes F-droid awesome is that it is different to the rest - clean, simple, free and open source, no crap. Sounds almost like F-droid has been hijacked by people that want to turn it into a rubbish heap of an app store just like every other rubbish heap app store.
If what you are saying is a sign of what’s to come with F-droid, I might just say farewell to it too. The new UI is already ugly as sin, confusing, slow and less easy to work with. It’s been a good run with this useful app. Hopefully now that it’s losing it’s original direction, something else will pop up to replace it.