Hi guy here, and happy new year.
I just switched to a new phone from android 5.11 to v12 and reinstalled most of my loved apps from F-Droid.
I have an issue for Arity which have no menu button on screen when my phone doesn’t have too so I can’t access functions like Help/Settings/User definitions and Clear history.
Any chance the team will migrate the source code and build for recent platform ?
Or somebody advise its preferred calculator app to drop Arity and begin a new life ?
Hi Linsui, this is quite a standard answer. I have very poor skills in coding and none in Android. Do you mean no-one at F-Droid develops apps ? Then do you have advice for a recent calculator ? There are so many here that I can’t imagine testing them all in the hope there is one that works. I believe I’m a phenomenon: when I search for “calculator” in F-Droid repos and sort by date, I discover I have both Arity and Units apps installed and they are the very eldest that match the keyword!!! And they have the same issue
Thank you Linsui
I’ll give a try to these two. Although, I think it would be a good practice to contribute myself… at least, try to contribute. I already have a gitlab account, which I believe is mandatory for apps end up in F-Droid, isn’t it? Searching for Arity in gitlab I can’t find, so I guess I just can’t fork in place (so I may be wrong thinking F-Droid apps sources live in gitlab). I just read the contribute page here and after trying to use the command in which the URL is the one I found in F-Droid repo description for Arity
I can’t find the fdroid command anywhere in my linux.
Furthermore, the origin_url parameter in the command fdroid import links to a 404 page at googlecode.com which I think may not be an issue as the sources (accepted by F-Droid in the first time) seem to be all at softwareheritage.org. Can you confirm and give a hint about the fdroid command please.
[EDIT] From the f-droid web site page I found a link in Arity’s page that links to gitlab but it seems to not host the sources : metadata/arity.calculator.yml · master · F-Droid / Data · GitLab
Is it intended behaviour for new poster here to see the links in posts reformated the way I see above or some preference in account settings ?
Thanks for lights Linsui. If I ever go on trying to contribute, it is only if I’m on the best path to see my update (or another contributor) to the app hosted in F-Droid, I won’t work for playstore. So a question is : is it better to host the sources at gitlab or github where I see there are yet:
I did it : GitHub - bugith/ArityMOD4FDroid: Incredible calculator for Android
I forked it ~independent~ so that it has more chance to end in FDroid isn’t it ?
Then after that, I discoverved there is another Arity in github, far more recent : GitHub - Xlythe/Arity
[EDIT] Btw, I tried OpenCalc (seems the same as Android stock calc, too simple, e.g. misses draw curves) and µMath+ … too big, I feel crushed by features : can’t even open a simple calculator
A great guy at gitlab did the job : https://github.com/woheller69/Arity/releases
Many thanks @woheller69
I fact, learning java programming and the graddle thing were a too high challenge for me.
Any chance we see Arity revived v1.28 for A12 hosted in F-Droid ?