AppData: what if screenshots are the wrong aspect ratio?

Jerry James loganjerry at
Wed Nov 6 03:14:23 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 7:17 PM, Mathieu Bridon
<bochecha at> wrote:
> Hi,
> drago01 already answered your screenshot question, but...
> On Tue, 2013-11-05 at 14:25 -0700, Jerry James 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"?>
>> <application>
>>  <id type="desktop">abe.desktop</id>
> I'm pretty sure it should just be "abe" here, not "abe.desktop".

Well, the example on
has the .desktop extension, as did the gimp appdata file that I looked
at while doing this.

>>  <licence>CC0</licence>
>>  <summary>Abe's Amazing Adventure</summary>
>>  <description>
>>   <p>
>>    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.
>>   </p>
> Maybe split that into two paragraphs, so it looks nicer and more
> readable in the GUI?

Sure, easy enough.  Thanks for the feedback!
Jerry James

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