Heads up; F22 will require applications to ship appdata to be listed in software center

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 10:08:05 UTC 2014

On 24 January 2014 19:15, Przemek Klosowski <przemek.klosowski at nist.gov> wrote:
> The term 'hiding' conveys a wrong implication that abandonware is
> necessarily an embarrassment to be kept locked up in the attic.

I think that's the right implication.

> I can think
> of several programs that I use daily that are simple enough so that there's
> not much development happening to them. For example,  the 'units' program,
> which I showed  recently to some mechanical engineers who use Linux and they
> went 'OMG this is so cool, how come we didn't know about it even though
> we've been using Linux for ten years'.

Right. If it's a GUI application, and is indeed awesome, I'd hope that
the Fedora packager could write an AppData file, take some
screenshots, include it as a source in the RPM and build a new version
of the package. This way is a workaround for an abandoned-upstream but
awesome/complete package.


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