Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#1995 closed defect (fixed)

Android: su3 news

Reported by: zzz Owned by: Meeh
Priority: major Milestone: 0.9.40
Component: apps/android Version: 0.9.30
Keywords: good-first-ticket Cc: Meeh
Parent Tickets: Sensitive: no


su3 news implemented in 0.9.23 #1425 with implementation in separate package in routerconsole.jar for easy plucking by the android build process.

Somewhere along the way I stopped creating an old news.xml file at release time because I'm overwhelmed with release tasks, and I thought it didn't matter anymore.

Got a notification on my android that there was new i2p news, clicked on it, still shows 0.9.24 (Jan. 2016) release announcement. Don't know where the app is fetching it from… maybe from backup URL on the website?

We could figure out what to update and restart creation of a news.xml at release time, or, much better, switch to signed and translated news, which will also bring blocklist and CRL feeds to android.

This is long overdue. Was it forgotten? Searched and couldn't find a ticket. Don't see it on the roadmap either. If there's no time for now, should just temporarily disable the fetching/notifications in the app, because it looks bad. Or, perhaps, str4d could take over maintenance of the old news.xml file until the other work is done, since it's mainly an Android feed atm. This is basic stuff we're failing at right now.


Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by zzz

Cc: Meeh added
Milestone: 0.9.310.9.34

@str4d awaiting your response on this. This is a straightforward and isolated change that needs to happen and should happen, desktop change was 10 releases ago. Perhaps a good task for somebody else, maybe meeh, but he would need some basic guidance.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by str4d

Keywords: good-first-ticket added
Milestone: 0.9.340.9.35
Status: newopen

This would be a good ticket for a new contributor to the Android codebase, and I would happily guide someone through it. If I were to implement it myself however, it is low on my to-do list (unless my priorities are explicitly re-organized).

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by zzz

Owner: changed from str4d to Meeh
Priority: minormajor
Status: openassigned

Reassigning and bumping priority because of blocklist.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by zzz

NewsFetcher? in Android appears to have been updated to support su3 by str4d in June 2015. So perhaps this ticket is bogus? But he didn't say that in comment 2 above. Very confused. My android is at news 0.9.33 after running for several hours. Will let it go a while longer and see if it gets 35. If it is working, it isn't very reliable.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by zzz

Milestone: 0.9.350.9.38

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by zzz

Milestone: 0.9.380.9.40

Updated the news URLs in 742fc5789d5237f4d446f3fbb57a3ae9e573c3a2 to be 0.9.40, that was probably the issue. Also put a note in desktop source to update android source when URLs change.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by zzz

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed
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