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I've been thinking about doing a recurring livestream of me working through some of backlock of F-Droid app inclusions.

Would anyone be interested in watching this?

This isn't the first time. And I'm sure the app will be available again soon.
Still, it's very annoying. You'd think a track record of 10+ years of non-malicious behavior would buy you at least another set of eyes before the app is removed.

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Google removed @k9mail from the Play Store without prior notice because they objected to the following text in the app description (that has been the same for more than a year):

(People sometimes call K-9: K9, K9 Mail, K-9 Email, K9 Email, K9 E-Mail, k9mail or k9email.)

I am happy to report that my changes to the IDEA plugin have been merged. In the future the parameter info popup will be much more useful when using named arguments 🥳

I wrote a short blog post that explains why you might want to avoid the common 'Intent.resolveActivity() then startActivity()' pattern when targeting Android 11.

cketti.de/2020/09/03/avoid-int

Yesterday I read through 161 comments on a feature request of another project to find out what design considerations went into their implementation. Took me almost an hour. About a third of the comments didn't add any value and could have been skipped 😞

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I wrote a short blog post on why as an open source maintainer I sometimes hide GitHub issue comments.

cketti.de/2020/07/07/why-i-hid

"A Warm Welcome to ASN.1 and DER" is a really nice introduction to the topic. It also gives a good idea of why writing a DER parser is so error-prone.

letsencrypt.org/docs/a-warm-we

I just published an update to my library SafeContentResolver. After 4 years of nobody complaining about the API I went from version 0.9.0 to 1.0.0 🐌

github.com/cketti/SafeContentR

I wrote a blog post about bugs in an Android class that you probably don't know and probably don't need to know: android.net.MailTo.

cketti.de/2020/06/22/android-n

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We've been asked if we could quickly implement new features in #Liberapay so that it could replace #Bountysource, which has been doing shady things. We can't and we don't want to. Encouraging people to pay for a specific issue to be solved is problematic, it creates bad incentives instead of providing stable funding for the proper maintenance and development of a project. If you still think bounties are a good idea, then you can try to revive freedomsponsors.org/

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The POP3 support in @k9mail is bad 😢 I'm putting on some band-aids now. But I'm pretty sure we'll remove support for it in the future.

If you're using a POP3 account with K-9 Mail, now is a good time to switch to IMAP or to start looking for a different email app.

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#bountysource changed their ToS such that bounties that have been posted more than 2 years ago will be seized by them (probably to fund the blockchain company that bought bountysource a while back). The change will become active July 1. If you have any bounties on bountysource posted before June 30, 2018 you can ask to redeploy your bounty on a new issue once.

@microg will no longer advertise the use of bountysource for issue bounties. Please refrain from posting new bounties there.

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This is your periodic reminder that you shouldn't write new code in a memory unsafe language. And please try to migrate old code to a memory safe language. ❤️

zdnet.com/article/chrome-70-of

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I'm currently working on a new version of the F-Droid Privileged Extension which will work on unrooted phones using Androids Device Owner mode. Requires adb though.

There'll probably also be a seperate version which uses a root install mode instead of requiring install as a system app.

…and the first user reported a bug caused by this. Should be easy to fix, though.

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I just merged a huge pull request of mine. Still not sure how to feel about it. It's a refactoring that was desperately needed for years. I'm absolutely sure it will make things better in the future. But I'm also fairly certain I just introduced a handful of new bugs. YOLO? 🤷

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