Linux and application installing

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Sep 8 12:16:36 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-07 at 14:17 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:

> Sure, I understand where you're coming from. As you see from
> app-install schema version 1 it really was least common denominator.
> But version 2, which is in progress now, features application
> screenshot previews (that ubuntu wanted) and application ratings
> (which we all wanted). Having an extensible format allows us to add
> the features in a cross-distro way without re-inventing schemas and
> UI.

First off, I think this is a great idea and very much needed, thanks for
working on it.

On the cross-distro front, is Canonical / Ubuntu officially involved in
this and expecting to move to it in future, or are you just working
'unofficially' with some Ubuntu community people and if anything it'll
wind up being an unofficial alternative for Ubuntu users?
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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