Linux and application installing

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at
Wed Sep 8 12:30:39 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> 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?

I don't follow Canonical's news, but I believe that they have their
own tool for this which is a big deal feature for their next release.
So I'm not sure they would ever adopt this.

Fedora 13

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