Proposal: AppData files in all application packages?

Andrea Musuruane musuruan at
Fri Sep 6 10:16:56 UTC 2013

Hi Richard,

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at> wrote:

> Hi all. I'm the developer for PackageKit and gnome-software, the
> latter being the new software center we're hopefully including as a
> technical preview in Fedora 20.
> [...]
> At the moment, we use the information in the .desktop file to populate
> the AppStream data, but this is missing a few core things, for
> instance a long description, the upstream website for the application
> and any screenshots to show. All of the three being quite critical to
> assess an application before installing. To fix this I've created a
> tiny AppData specification [1] which is a subset of the AppStream
> specification. It's designed as a way to describe the application (not
> the package) so that data can be used in the AppStream data.

As a first step to create such a database, can you reuse metadata avalable
on Ohloh?

It seems they already have much of what you need.


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the devel mailing list