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

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Fri Nov 7 12:58:44 UTC 2014

On 7 November 2014 11:04, Alexander Ploumistos
<alex.ploumistos at> wrote:
> I read your blog posts on AppStream/AppData and I found some
> Workstation/AppDataImprovement pages on the wiki, but I could not find the
> list you provided in your original message.

> I want to take on some of the
> scientific packages, but I don't know if someone has already filed requests
> with upstream or if they are working on any of them. Is there such a page
> somewhere?

I've already created bugs for at least any upstream that used
launchpad, sourceforge, gnome bugzilla, fedora trac, RH bugzilla,
Freedesktop bugzilla, or had an easy way to report bugs that didn't
require signing up to a random forum. I've even reported some bugs
that *did* require signing up to random php trackers. The best way of
finding the upstream bug is google, e.g.

> Please go easy on me, new guy learning the ropes here.

Please yell if anything doesn't make sense; I'm also on IRC with a
nick of "hughsie" if you want any more help.


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