Would XFCE consider adopting AppData?

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Thu May 22 11:58:53 CEST 2014

On 22 May 2014 10:54, Simon Steinbeiß <simon at xfce.org> wrote:
> I was mostly thinking about the <release>. So ideally it'd create a new release-entry (with release-version, UNIX-epoch timestamp and empty description) and at the same time remove the oldest <release>.

You can have as many <release> tags as you like (the more the
better!), the metadata extractor is free to limit them (createrepo_as
only copies the newest 5 into the AppStream metadata) and the UI is
free to show as few as it likes; gnome-software will probably just
show the newest 2 or 3.

As for guessing the version, that might be hard due to the need to
parse configure.ac / CMakeFiles.txt -- I think it's best if the
release engineer just adds a note to the what-to-do-when-releasing
document. That's what I'm going to do, at least :)


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