I have the repo “patched-apps” instelled in F-Droid, but it seems that I have no more updates for Langis.
The Langis version proposed the 6.34.4 since the Signal version is 6.38.2
Langis was generally close to the Signal version but it’s been a while since the langis version has evolved.
Could this be due to an e/OS/ update or rather to the Langis repos not being updated ?
Yes, I also noticed this. That’s bad, especially because the last Langis version asks again and again for the PIN. And it’s also bad that the Langis guys had never any other communication chanel than Matrix.
I use Molly for a couple of weeks now. Works good and reliable, but notifies over Google servers like the original Signal.
@obacht I can’t activate the TwinHelix repo, it says always “network error, couldn’t sync”
maybe it´s just a momentary lapse of reason and the makers are occupied elsewhere (?) … the available download here (“show more” → “download latest artifact available”) contains version 6.37.2
Something else makes me wonder:
I use “normal” signal and I get it from aurora store.
Now depending on which repos I have active in FDroid (“Signal FOSS/twinhelix” or “Langis/patched apps” or “Molly”) FDroid recognizes my “orignal signal” installation as either being “Signal FOSS/twinhelix” or “Langis/patched apps” but never as “Molly”…
This is a known problem with Langis for a while: it’s sometimes not clearly distinguishable from Signal. In my F-Droid-client Signal updates got into the list of Langis updates. The top-most entry in the Langis updates was not Langis, it was Signal itself. When I tried to install this very new version it said the version is incompatible, I should uninstall the old version. When I did this and installed the new one I got indeed Signal, not Langis. Also on other places where the app name is visible an installed Langis is seen as Signal.
Deoending on the order of your repos Langis and Signal-FOSS will display differently as far as title goes. At one point I had the Firefox repo which also houses/housed Signal. Three providers under one heading.
Mostly use F-Droid Classic where I can see what’s where at a glance.
In general though the client never offers updates to an app unless it is from the repo originally installed from.
For instance I originally installed Joplin from IzzyOnDroid repo. Versions fall behind F-Droid repo where newer versions are available. They are shown in the client but not available as updates.
I removed and re-added the F-Droid repo so it was the last one. Now Joplin shows up as an update (after I had manually updated a newer build).