IPv6 Support on Android

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  • OkHttp

    Square’s meticulous HTTP client for the JVM, Android, and GraalVM.

    Working with the reddit infrastructure team, we did more testing and built high confidence that this last IPv6 theory was indeed the cause of users’ content-loading problems. We assessed our usage of OkHttp and checked if there were any upcoming plans to improve support. OkHttp did have an open ask for “Happy Eyeballs” #506, but no known plans to implement it. Out of due diligence, we also assessed other network libraries– but knew that moving off OkHttp would be a radical change, indeed. We read the RFC 8305, “Happy Eyeballs algorithm for dual-stack IPv4/IPv6”, and thought “wow, we don’t want to implement this ourselves.” And as we were studying that open OkHttp issue and thinking “If only they would…”

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

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