Heads up; F22 will require applications to ship appdata to be listed in software center
"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson"
johannbg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 09:23:49 UTC 2014
On 01/23/2014 08:07 AM, David Tardon wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 04:37:07PM +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
>> On 01/22/2014 03:47 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
>>> On 22 January 2014 12:09, Richard Hughes<hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> That's a long way from what I'd like to see, but it's going up at about 1% per
>>>>> month, which is encouraging.
>>> Replying to my own email, apologies. I've now gone through the entire
>>> list of applications-in-fedora-without-appdata. A*lot* of those
>>> applications haven't seen an upstream release in half a decade, some
>>> over a decade. I would estimate that 40% of all the apps in Fedora are
>>> dead or semi-dead upstream. Excluding the KDE/XFCE/LXDE applications,
>>> I'd say we had a 70% completion of the applications I'd like to see in
>>> the software center. I've filed a lot of upstream bugs in the last two
>>> hours, so hopefully that's another few percent sorted.
>> I wished we could simply just clean those bits out of our
>> distribution because quite frankly we have 14+k components in the
>> distribution and not nearly enough manpower to cover that all.
> You seem to be operating under a delusion that, if someone's package is
> forcibly dropped, (s)he will automatically seek comaintainership of
> another package "to fill the vacuum". That is not very likely. What is
> likely, however, is that (s)he will become angered, orphan the rest of
> his/her packages and disappear.
I was operating under the *assumption* that the package was not being
maintained as Richard said here...
"A*lot* of those applications haven't seen an upstream release in half a
Which poses security risk and bugs not being dealt and bad end user
experience if our end user base chooses to install it.
( because if they were actually being maintained here with us those
fixes would have found it's way upstream and new releases been made
But clearly you dont understand that.
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