We are now preparing the release of Installer 5 RC1. With over 150 significant changes, and a ton of smaller ones this release is now extremely stable & offers many new features and improvements.
Some of the 150 significant changes:
- Full iOS 13 support
- A special implementation of APT for package management
- A ton of speed and stability improvements are among some of the changes.
- The fastest repository refresh of any iOS package manager ever
- New installation screen
Stay up to date
More details will be available upon release.
If you want to know when RC1 is released, either follow us on Twitter or register on our forum (here).
Previous beta pulled from repository
While we prepare for the release of RC1 we have pulled the previous beta from the repository, as it had some interface bugs on iOS 13.
Beta test RC1 before public release
If you want to beta test RC1 before it's released, join our discord server.
Link: Join the AppTapp Discord Server!
Looking for translators
We are looking for people who can help translate Installer in over 30 languages. Many languages have already been completed, but a few are still open.
We are also looking for a few people who can test very early betas of the upcoming Installer release which supports other languages, including RTL language support.
If you speak any of the supported languages and would like to report UI bugs to us (there could be a fair bit as Installer was originally built only for the English language, so other languages might need the UI to be adjusted slightly) join our discord and ask the staff for help and you'll join the specific channel.
Help translate Installer here: Installer — Translation Project on Crowdin
The new beta will be released on the repository, a downloadable .deb and as a .ipa for people who don't have a jailbroken device.
We advise everyone to use the build from our repository since this one will be most up to date & will automatically offer to be updated.
A word of gratitude
The support from the community has been absolutely fantastic. The usage numbers of Installer have been increasing since day 1, our team has grown, and people have expressed support for our work for a long time. With the upcoming release, we believe Installer is now at a stage where people can reliably use it as their main package manager, if they want. The work that has gone into this release is almost unimaginable, and seeing our current testers give fantastic feedback is a fantastic motivation.