Very cool feature by @fdroidorg
We all need more of this air gapped friendly functionally

@vbatts @fdroidorg Does this work by downloading the index, and then comparing debs against the hashes?

.apk from an Android phone. Presumably checking that the signature is still validate (which implies checksum of the package)

@rugk @vbatts @fdroidorg

security is my main concern.
i get goosebumps when some comes up with "air gapps".

@rugk @vbatts @fdroidorg

exactly those which get fixed (or not) monthly by googley concerning wifi and blueteeth.

Google only adds wifi bugs, they don't fix them. Everything is for the purpose of annoying us into taking the lazy configuration route so they can steal our PII and disseminate it far and wide to anyone who'll pay. They don't give a rat's donkey about actual security
@rugk @vbatts @fdroidorg

@jackiemoon I'm not seeing your concern about air gaps. With the still-active Patriot Act, and big business, a similar use-case is to build a sub-internet that is peer based, periodically sharing updates, and not bridged to the public internet.

@rugk @fdroidorg

@mondstern @fdroidorg yes, but there still needs to be more like it. Like secure-scuttlebutt being able to gossip updates from the network even on local network.

@vbatts @fdroidorg It's really nice for offline use. Used it last year while camping to send my friend a copy of OsmAnd+ as well as some offline map files.
I wish more apps would add offline/peer2peer functionality like this.

I regularly share apps offline using either Total commander or TrebleShot (available from F-Droid)

@vbatts @fdroidorg Makes me think of the PalmOS Days when you could transfer apps between Treos/Centros using the IR port.

they've had this for a while I think. unfortunately no one I know IRL uses fdroid :(
@georgia @fdroidorg @vbatts If only. fdroid has been real helpful though. I found apps to migrate my calendar and some other stuff

See this, app developers? Always assume the internet connection is flaky. I'm looking at you, @Tusky

@vbatts @fdroidorg Any plans for an audio exchange protocol? Would allow non-Wifi/BT/NFC exchanges. For example,

It might be sloooow, but safe from wireless eavesdropping and a fallback for when nothing else can be used.

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