Application Installer Miniconf: Trip Report

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 12:36:49 UTC 2011


For three days last week I attended a conference on application
installing in Germany, hosted by Vincent Untz and the other guys from
Novell.

There were people sent from Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, and
Mandriva. From Fedora both I and Florian Festi attended.

The idea of the conference was to talk about defining some APIs we can
share, to discuss interchange formats, and talking to the UI designers
to make installing and removing software on Linux suck less.

We've put a few detailed documents with architecture plan here:
http://distributions.freedesktop.org/wiki/AppStream and Vincent has
also uploaded all the notes from the meeting to the same location.
I've got a more detailed overview on my blog too:
http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2011/01/24/application-installer-miniconf-trip-report/

For more information still, there was a presentation we gave at the
end of the conference, and can be viewed here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHeP2ZBwS_U -- it's nearly an hour and
gets pretty technical, so get coffee if you click the video.

Comments welcome.

Richard


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