AppData: what if screenshots are the wrong aspect ratio?
drago01 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 23:20:51 UTC 2013
On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM, Jerry James <loganjerry at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just took a look at making AppData xml files for the packages I
> maintain. I started with the alphabetically first one (why not?):
> abe. Here is my first attempt:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <id type="desktop">abe.desktop</id>
> <summary>Abe's Amazing Adventure</summary>
> Abe's Amazing Adventure is a scrolling, platform-jumping, key-collecting,
> ancient pyramid exploring game, vaguely in the style of similar games for
> the Commodore+4. The game is intended to show young people (I'm writing
> it for my son's birthday) all the cool games they missed.
> <screenshot type="default">http://abe.sourceforge.net/screen0-4-1.png</screenshot>
> <url type="homepage">http://abe.sourceforge.net/</url>
> <!-- FIXME: change this to an upstream email address for spec updates
> <updatecontact>someone_who_cares at upstream_project.org</updatecontact>
> But those screenshots are not the right aspect ratio. What is the
> right thing to do here? Just use this anyway and let the GUIs decide
> how to resize the screenshots? Download the screenshots and figure
> out how to massage them into the right aspect ratio on my machine? If
> so, where do I store the massaged screenshots?
> Also, the documentation at
> http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/appdata/ doesn't say what a
> screenshot type is supposed to be. I gathered that one should have
> type "default" and the rest should have no type by looking at some
> examples. If that's not correct, could the documentation be updated
> to explain this, please?
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