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20 Jan 2022
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] & 17:16:15
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp]https://www.androidpolice.com/google-unironically-warns-that-antitrust-action-against-it-could-literally-kill-you/17:16:15
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] proletarius101: 17:17:43
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] > not really. click the link, click download, then click install 17:17:43
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp]Do tell how to simplify?17:17:43
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp]One thought would be.... INSTALL_REFERRER (two R or two F? Damn)17:17:44
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp]You download F-Droid, but...after it downloads the index it installs the app that you opened the page for...17:17:44
@proletarius101:matrix.orgproletarius101
In reply to @_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.org
You download F-Droid, but...after it downloads the index it installs the app that you opened the page for...
If you insist the user should promptly install fdroid rather than use the website directly
17:18:51
@SylvieLorxu:matrix.orgSylviaI think 99.9% of people should install F-Droid instead17:19:07
@SylvieLorxu:matrix.orgSylviaSo they get updates of the apps they install17:19:13
@SylvieLorxu:matrix.orgSylviaVery few people will want the apps without F-Droid17:19:20
@SylvieLorxu:matrix.orgSylviaBut we should not remove that option, just have it be secondary17:19:27
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] proletarius101: I still didn't hear what "use the website" should do exactly? adb install via WebUSB?! 17:20:11
@proletarius101:matrix.orgproletarius101
In reply to @_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.org
proletarius101: I still didn't hear what "use the website" should do exactly? adb install via WebUSB?!
Can't you install the APK directly from browser?
17:20:36
@proletarius101:matrix.orgproletarius101I mean visit f-droid.org on mobile17:20:48
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] proletarius101: not really. click the link, click download, then click install 17:20:57
@proletarius101:matrix.orgproletarius101
In reply to @_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.org
proletarius101: not really. click the link, click download, then click install
Yes. At least it's universal
17:21:24
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] As said, on that page and by others, it's a bad thing to install an one-off apk...and never get updates... 17:21:47
@proletarius101:matrix.orgproletarius101
In reply to @_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.org
As said, on that page and by others, it's a bad thing to install an one-off apk...and never get updates...
But is it worse than not being able to install at all? For general users
17:22:39
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] > proletarius101: once they install the store they dunno what to do next? 17:22:56
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] If so, that's what we should tackle, imho 17:23:11
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp]Hence my referrer idea...17:23:28
@proletarius101:matrix.orgproletarius101
In reply to @_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.org
One thought would be.... INSTALL_REFERRER (two R or two F? Damn)
If we convert the install fdroid app button to a plain install button, with all these in the background, then it should be usable
17:23:38
@proletarius101:matrix.orgproletarius101
In reply to @_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.org
> proletarius101: once they install the store they dunno what to do next?
Yeah they realize that they install the wrong app
17:23:59
@proletarius101:matrix.orgproletarius101Given that they don't know fdroid at all17:24:16
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp]https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroidclient/issues/193217:26:11
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] > Given that they don't know fdroid at all 17:27:23
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] Then there's no surprise at all, be it a "site" or an "app store". 17:27:23
@_oftc_Licaon_Kter[xmpp]:matrix.orgLicaon_Kter[xmpp] They end up here from somewhere, so there must be a "back story" of why they came. 17:27:24
@grote:matrix.orggrote

_hc: Downloading apps from a flash-drive repo seems to be broken at the moment. Can reproduce on latest stable, so not a bug in my code. The IntentFilter in InstallManagerService doesn't seem to match the intent from the Downloader.
From the docs:

a content URI will never match because they always have a MIME type that is supplied by their content provider.

Won't investigate further now, but thought I'll let you know.

17:31:25

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