From this release of AltUI: V 1.58.1763, you now have an alternative way to install and update plugins on either your Vera or openLuup systems.
Under Vera, you will need to install a plugin in order to use the AltAppStore, but that’s not (yet) available from the MiOS App Store itself, so you have to install it manually.
Attached is a Lua script which may be run in UI5 or UI7 Lua Test window which will download AltAppStore for the first time on those systems. openLuup systems do not need this since the plugin is part of the system install.
Note that following changes to Vera security around May 2018, you should use the [tt]new_altappstore_install.lua[/tt] script
Reload, and you should see the new plugin. You don’t interact directly with the plugin, it’s simply there to respond to requests from the App Store under the More > App Store menu. It displays the name of any plugin it downloads and occasionally suggests that a restart may be required to complete the update.
Whilst a lot of thinking about this in general has been going on for a while, the final trigger was probably this discussion: An alternate Marketplace ?
Thanks to icons8 for the icon