Linux and application installing

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Thu Sep 9 10:03:13 UTC 2010

On 9 September 2010 09:52, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at> wrote:
> It needs works both packagekit-side and font packaging side, but there is
> absolutely no way I'm going to expand energy on pushing the packaging changes
> through FPC & other font packagers if there is no buy-in packagekit-side to
> make use of them. Unlike application desktop files, font preview has a single
> consumer, packagekit, so it's totally wasted work if the packagekit side is
> missing.

I'm interested in font installing, but I think it might be better to
integrate this with app-install rather than packagekit, as app-install
has a pointer to a screenshot URL we can show in the preview window.
This just means we have to treat fonts either as applications (and
thus need desktop files) or we can just maintain a separate datastore
and merge this with the fedora-app-install data before the package is

The latter is probably my preferred solution.


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