PROPOSAL: Make AppData files mandatory for applications shown in the software center

drago01 drago01 at
Fri Nov 7 11:23:02 UTC 2014

On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at> wrote:
> On 6 November 2014 14:49, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at> wrote:
>> Why wouldn't we (Fedora) add an AppData file to the package ourselves
>> for such exceptions?
> We can, and should. I'd argue it's one of the most useful thing a
> Fedora packager can do:
> * Spend the 5 minutes writing the AppData file
> * Spend 5 minutes taking some up to date 16:9 screenshots
> * Validate the file with "appstream-util validate"
> * Send these upstream
> * Patch the Fedora package to include the AppData file while waiting
> for an upstream tarball.

Can't we include that in the package guidelines?

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