AppData questions

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Fri Nov 8 09:53:28 UTC 2013

On 8 November 2013 01:04, Rex Dieter <rdieter at> wrote:
> which claims to be a (the?) tool to create some necessary database, how does
> this fit in (if at all)?

As I understand it, it's a libappstream-kind-thing that takes the xml
files as inputs and exposes a GObject API. gnome-software doesn't use
this right now, but might in the future. At the moment large parts of
gnome-software are performance critical, and that includes loading the
XML files, so it would need some careful profiling before even
considering this as a dep.


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