Feature #349

RFE: Install an AppData file

Added by Michael Schwendt about 8 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

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September 27, 2013
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#1 Updated by John Lindgren about 8 years ago

From what I can see, this XML file would only be used by Fedora and specifically by GNOME Software on Fedora. Is that correct?

#2 Updated by Michael Schwendt about 8 years ago

No. It is related to AppStream, which is a cross-distro effort. The metadata is DE-agnostic, so it's not specific to the GNOME Software Center (aka "gnome-software") that is being developed.

#3 Updated by John Lindgren about 8 years ago

"Cross-distro effort" sounds like a PR buzzword to me, but regardless, if you want to write such a file, it could go under contrib/.

#4 Updated by Michael Schwendt about 8 years ago

That may be true, but actually there have been/are other dists involved, and Fedora is late in the game:

Creating such a file from the example is simple. It would be more beautiful with an official screenshot and an updatecontact address. There's no need to rush IMO.

#5 Updated by Michael Schwendt almost 8 years ago

This is what I've added today:

Note that I have not specified an upstream contact email address and have not enabled the upstream screenshot.

#6 Updated by Thomas Lange almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to 3.6

Thanks for the template Michael.
I have updated it to comply with the latest specification and added three screenshots.

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