Would XFCE consider adopting AppData?
sidnioulz at gmail.com
Sun May 11 19:37:43 CEST 2014
How exactly would one manage localization with those AppData files? Also,
does it concern only apps with a .desktop file or also DE utilities?
2014-05-07 13:41 GMT+01:00 Mark Trompell <mark at foresightlinux.org>:
> I think that mail should better go to xfce-dev list.
> Adding you to CC too, as I don't know if you're subscribed there.
> On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 3:03 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > My name is Richard Hughes, and I'm the main developer of GNOME
> > Software. I'm also one of the people behind the AppData and AppStream
> > initiatives, which are cross desktop, cross distro specifications for
> > metadata used by software installers. So far Fedora and Suse are
> > shipping AppStream metadata, and Arch and Debian have committed
> > resources too. 70% of all GNOME software packaged in Fedora ships an
> > AppData file already, and KDE has just announced that over 100 of the
> > KDE apps will get AppData and translations too automatically. This
> > leaves XFCE currently with 0%.
> > What AppStream requires is upstream metadata, things like search
> > keywords, a long description of the application and some screenshots
> > people can look at before deciding to install an application. There
> > are quite a few applications that I use as a GNOME developer from the
> > XFCE project, and it would be awesome to see the XFCE apps featured as
> > first-class citizens in GNOME Software on GNOME, and Apper on KDE. It
> > would also make implementing an XFCE software center much easier in
> > the future.
> > There is both a stick and a carrot for applications writing AppData
> > files. The carrot is they get an extra "star" in the software centers
> > for long descriptions, and an extra star for shipping screenshots,
> > which also means they feature higher up in the search results. The
> > stick is that from Fedora 22 onwards, we'll not be showing
> > applications *without* AppData files, which is thankfully a long time
> > from now.
> > So, if you're an upstream developer I would love you to read
> > http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/appdata/ and commit a file
> > upstream. If you're a contributor, please raise awareness of AppData
> > to your affiliated project and hopefully for 4.12 we can have lots of
> > high-quality XFCE applications visible to other desktops.
> > If you've got any questions, concerns or flames, please either reply
> > to this email or find me on twitter. I'm "hughsie" on GIMPNet and
> > Freenode.
> > Thanks,
> > Richard.
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