The final push for the application installer in Fedora 20

Brendan Jones at
Mon Sep 30 12:40:40 UTC 2013

On 09/30/2013 08:42 AM, tim.lauridsen at wrote:
> 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
> Tim
The following query will build a template (it assumes the package name 
is the same as the desktop file name).

echo `rpmquery $1 --qf "<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""UTF-8""?>\
<application><id type=""desktop"">$1.desktop</id>\
<url type=""homepage"">%{URL}</url>\
<screenshots><screenshot type="default" width="800" 

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