The final push for the application installer in Fedora 20

tim.lauridsen at tim.lauridsen at
Mon Sep 30 06:42:23 UTC 2013

vlc is not part of fedora, cause of patent related stuff, not a legal
expert, but I dont think fedora cant contain somethng there links to these
kind of applications

If you create a new kind of application metadata, would it not be a good
idea to start using the information we allready have in the .spec files and
build from that
instead of starting from scratch, it is better than no information at all


On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at>wrote:

> In GNOME Software, we show a list of applications for each category
> that we think are frikin’ awesome. Some have AppData[1], and some
> don’t. For the ones that don’t yet have AppData it leaves the
> responsibility of writing the long description to the Linux community,
> where we can push the data back to upstream so that all the
> distributions can benefit. So far we’ve had a superb reaction from
> lots of upstream projects and a lot of descriptions have been merged.
> For Fedora 20 we want all the awesome apps to have AppData, so users
> can evaluate the application before installing it. It would add a
> really nice bit of polish to the whole experience. If you can spare 5
> minutes and want to help.
> I’ve got another shared document that just needs a few details for
> each application:
> The list of awesome-but-unloved apps is: audacity, ardour2,
> gnome-banshee, rosegarden, sound-juicer, doom, openarena, xonotic,
> tremulous, btanks, frozen-bubble, quadrapassel, neverball, gnomine,
> wesnoth, supertuxkart, redeclipse, lyx, gparted, virt-manager,
> eclipse, gitg, monodevelop, blender, shotwell, octave, saoimage,
> workrave, celestia, polari, pidgin, chromium, pitivi, vlc and
> openshot.
> If you want to add any other apps there, please feel free, although I
> would much prefer the AppData file to go upstream if you’re a
> contributor or maintainer of a project. Remember, we can’t feature
> applications on the front page that don’t have AppData, so that’s an
> added incentive. I’d love to expose more people to blender for
> instance.
> There’s no way I can do all this myself for Fedora 20, so I really
> need your help. Again. Thanks.
> Richard
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