Proposal: Drop applications that have FTBFS for the last two releases from the AppStream metadata

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Sat Mar 28 11:18:28 UTC 2015

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 8:44 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at> wrote:
> The end result would be that we don't show applications that have
> failed the previous two releases mass rebuilds in GNOME Software i.e.
> we don't show f19 packages in f21, and we don't show f20 packages in
> f22. Should be pretty non-controversial, right? The kind of software
> that failed two rebuilds in a row really and is sitting unloved by the
> downstream maintainer isn't really the kind of software we want to
> show. They would still of course be installable on the command line
> using dnf.

We generally actually drop packages from the distro that have been
FTBFS for two releases so I'm not sure it should make much difference
but some third party repos don't necessarily rebuild as often so you
might end up excluding useful tools/codecs etc


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