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Conversations has been released in version 2.6.0

github.com/siacs/Conversations

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@xmpp I don't get why there's such a focus in the Conversations README about anti-Google stuff, and then a big button with the Google Play store on it? Why no F-Droid?

Good question! Maybe it would be a nice idea to submit PR adding a link to https://f-droid.org/packages/eu.siacs.conversations/ ?

@dajbelshaw @xmpp Because the developer also needs to pay his bills.

@dlq @xmpp Well indeed, as do we all. But there's no reason the only delivery method should be through the very company's service that many users are trying to avoid 🙄

@dajbelshaw

> the only delivery method

Only? 🤦

There's #fdroid and of course the source code, plus a number of forks are maintained and distributed by different people.

@dlq @xmpp

@dajbelshaw @xmpp While I generally also don't like stuff like that in case of cost free open source apps in this case I can understand it since Conversations' developer lives in part from the income generated by Playstore sales & therefor it's part of what finances the development of the app.

@STP_KITT

Besides which, there's the pragmatic side: for worse or worse, at present #Google's store is what comes by default on nearly all #Android phones, many users don't even know they can load software from other sources, and many others can't be arsed or are put off by the security warnings.

@dajbelshaw @xmpp

@0 @STP_KITT @xmpp I know it's not the only delivery method - I myself have installed Conversations via F-Droid.

So why not link to it via the repo? 🤦‍♂️

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