packaging: new spec filed idea

Simo Sorce ssorce at redhat.com
Fri Jan 18 15:59:43 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 10:51 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek (jakub.rusinek at gmail.com) said: 
> > PackageKit in its search results component shows items with
> > package-x-generic icon:
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Interviews/PackageKit?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=pk-application-search.png
> > 
> > I think that SPEC should have "Icon: " filed which would tell PK and others
> > to display that icon from current icon theme.
> > 
> > Then PK instead of generic package icon would should eg Firefox icon, gedit,
> > gnome-terminal, etc.
> 
> This would require:
> 
> a) all the packages put this PNG info in the header
> b) all this information make it into the repository data
> c) all users would have to download the icons for *all packages* before trying
> an update
> 
> That last one is the killer.

Nah, you just embed the icon in the metadata like windows does for .exe
files <G>

Simo.

P.S: j/k no flames :)

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