Is Gnome Software ready for primetime ?

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


On 1 November 2013 14:00, Tim Lauridsen <tim.lauridsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> https://github.com/timlau/yumex/blob/82198add9daabcfcabe9d8bb7a28ef3190e920d7/misc/yumex-appdata.xml

There are numerous problems with that file, and it's not going to be
used by the parser. If you read
http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/appdata/ 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.

Richard


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