Shipping package metadata in a package

drago01 drago01 at
Fri Jan 24 23:12:24 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 10:51 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at> wrote:
> Richard Hughes (hughsient at said:
>> I'm after some advice / ideas. When you install Fedora 20/21 and then
>> launch gnome-software it has to go and download some metadata before
>> it can show anything. This is a pretty bad first experience,
>> considering subsequent runs of gnome-software just open straight away.
>> GNOME Software operates on the logic that *any* version of the
>> metadata is better than nothing, and only refreshes once a week when
>> the user is idle.
> (I assume that this is different than the normal repository metadata.)
> I think starting this at some point during the initial-setup process or
> during the gnome-software first startup is fine is fine ; I've seen many
> other application stores that have this behavior where the first run is
> slower than subsequent runs.

Does not mean that we shouldn't try to do better.

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