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GNOME Software on Ubuntu (II)

GNOME Software on Ubuntu (II)

So I did a bit more hacking on PackageKit, appstream-glib and gnome-software last night. We’ve now got screenshots from Debian (which are not very good) and long application descriptions from the package descriptions (which are also not very good). It works well enough now, although you now need PackageKit from master as well as appstream-glib […]

GNOME Software on Ubuntu

GNOME Software on Ubuntu

After an afternoon of hacking on appstream-glib, I can show the fruits of my labours: This needs gnome-software andĀ appstream-glib from git master (or gnome-apps-3.14 in jhbuild) and you need to manually run PackageKit with the aptcc backend (–enable-aptcc). It all kinda works with the data from /usr/share/app-install/*, but the icons are ugly as they are […]

GNOME Software 3.12.0 Released!

GNOME Software 3.12.0 Released!

Today I released gnome-software 3.12.0 — with a number of new features and a huge number of bugfixes: I think I’ve found something interesting to install — notice the auto-generated star rating which tells me how integrated the application is with my environment (i.e. is it available in my language) and if the application is […]

AppStream Logs, False Positives and You

Quite a few people have asked me how the AppStream distro metadata is actually generated for thier app. The actual extraction process isn’t trivial, and on Fedora we also do things like supply missing AppData files for some key apps, and replacing some upstream screenshots on others. In order to make this more transparent, I’m […]

Announcing Appstream-Glib

For a few years now Appstream and AppData adoption has been growing. We’ve got client applications like GNOME Software consuming the XML files, and we’ve got several implementations of metadata generators for a few distros now. We’ve also got validation tools we’re encouraging upstream applications to use. The upshot of this was the same code […]

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