So I been working the last few days improving a document originally written by Richard
tries to explain in some detail how you package a desktop application for Fedora
It tries to be somewhat of an end-to-end writeup and try to cover some important usecases.
is meant to be useful for both Fedora contributors who wants have an application show up
in GNOME Software,
but it is also meant to be a useful document to show 3rd party software providers or
people just hosting on
github. So in addition to talking a lot about .desktop files and Appdata it also covers
some basics of
how to create an appstream aware yum repository and how to do flatpaks. Of course it
can't cover these things
in depth without becoming a book, so it also tries to link out to more in-depth
documentation elsewhere when
You can find the current draft here:
It is in markdown format and for those who want to edit it, I tried to verify the
correctness of the above document
by creating a yum repo on github for Remarkable, a nice markdown editor. Attached is the
.repo file for that repository for
anyone who wishes to test it.
The goal of this document is to eventually import it into the developer.fedoraproject
website, but I wanted to
let the community a chance to review and comment before doing so.
Christian F.K. Schaller