Is Gnome Software ready for primetime ?

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Fri Nov 1 14:26:05 UTC 2013

On 1 November 2013 14:00, Tim Lauridsen <tim.lauridsen at> wrote:

There are numerous problems with that file, and it's not going to be
used by the parser. If you read is explains what
each of the tags are used for.

Some issues:

* You didn't escape the & on line 10 (use &amp;)
* <BR/> isn't a valid tag
* The updatecontact contains "<" and ">" -- this is supposed to be a
bare email address
* The licence is not a valid content licence for the metadata

In the appdata-tools package there's a binary called appdata-validate
which checks AppData files for correctness and against the style
guide. You probably want to use that.


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