Linux and application installing
hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 14:42:54 UTC 2010
On 7 September 2010 15:23, James Antill <james at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Are you having any discussions about applications like postfix, or is
> version 2 going to be just GUI stuff?
Postfix is not an application. Applications have translated desktop
files and icons.
> I assume you have a plan for making this repodata, but I couldn't find
> it, is there a URL?
This isn't repodata, it's a separate data package. You /could/ push
the icons.tar.gz and desktop sqlite database as repodata, although
it's not going to change for the duration of each release so seems
like a waste of resources. From an rpm point of view, it's easier to
deal with the install and removal of data as rpm scriptlets
system-wide than by pushing this into yum itself (and other distros
could not use this code). We also want this data installed by default,
and not fetched / updated when the user tries to install something for
the first time. That would ruin the user experience.
 The data only needs to be refreshed if popular packages get split,
or many translations get added.
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