Jewels - not FOSS

ciaran at ciaran at
Thu Oct 21 18:54:53 UTC 2010

On Thu, 21 Oct 2010 19:58:17 +0200, <graziano at> wrote:
> Is there some volunteer willing to create and maintain the replicant
> repository on ??
> If so then please email me your ssh public key and I will ask our
> to provide you ftp access to that dir so that we can start to have a
> official repo with the right uri.

If you want to use my FDroid app as the client (as per the suggestion in
my earlier mail), you could just mirror my repository from to the server for the time being.
Based on our discussion earlier, I'm pretty sure I won't be putting
anything in there that is unsuitable for the replicant project - it's all
going to be as free as free can be.

There would be several ways of achieving this - a) I'm happy to run a
script on my server to periodically rsync it across (or FTP if necessary,
but it's less efficient), b) you could run a script on the replicant server
to periodically wget it all (also inefficient), c) I could include it in my
rsync run for my own server, so they both get updated simultaneously, d)
someone else from replicant could handle mirroring it.

Or you could maintain a totally separate repository, using my server build
tools. (I don't have time to maintain a separate repo, but I can certainly
support someone who does have the time).

I can't make my repo compatible with Aptoide or APKtor though, due to the
extra license metadata and multiple
versions per application. Potentially someone could make a script to
convert it though.

(Note that my client by default connects to, and
you'd have to remove this through the UI and add
instead. Perhaps at some point we could make it somehow configurable, maybe
at build time, or fork it, so there's a replicant-specific build that uses
the replicant repo by default instead)

Lots of ideas to consider there. I'm happy to help in any way possible.


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