GNOME Software on MATE and XFCE

Hi all. tl;dr: If you want to run GNOME Software on MATE or XFCE you need to set an environment variable like GNOME_SOFTWARE_COMPATIBLE_PROJECTS=MATE,GNOME,XFCE Long version: In the software application we have the problem where applications have the same name and summary, but are targeted against different desktops. We know when an app targets a specific desktop […]

AppData validation tool

A upstream maintainers have contacted me about some kind of validation tool for AppData files. I’ve spent a couple of days creating and then packaging appdata-tools which includes the appdata-validate command. This returns non-zero if there are any syntax or style issues with the AppData file. I’d appreciate it if a few people could try […]

My application isn’t showing in the GNOME Software Center!

First, don’t panic, it’s not some big secret agenda, or any kind of Swedish conspiracy. The Fedora AppStream generator ignores your application if: There is no Name or Comment in the desktop file. You need both. There is no application icon, or if the application icon is missing or less than 32×32 in size Your […]

GNOME Software Talking Your Language

GNOME Software Talking Your Language

Thanks to the always-awesome Giovanni Campagna, GNOME Software now speaks your language.  

Another request to the community for AppData details

Do you use or maintain or use any of these application: Evince, GNOME Calculator, gucharmap, GNOME Clocks, GNOME Dictionary, GNOME Documents, Empathy, Evolution, Nautilus, GNOME Font Viewer, Glade, DevHelp, Eye of GNOME, GNOME Screenshot, Sound Converter, GNOME System Monitor, GNOME Terminal, GNOME Tweak Tool, Totem, Epiphany, XChat, LibreOffice Calc, LibreOffice Draw, LibreOffice Base, LibreOffice Impress, or […]

Broken .desktop files

Do you maintain or have commit access or one of these applications: echomixer envy24control hdspconf hdspmixer hwmixvolume alsamixergui brasero camorama cheese clementine cutecw easytag flumotion-admin fmtools gimmix gmpc gnaural gnomad2 gnome-chord gnome-scale gnomebaker gqradio grip gtk-recordmydesktop gtkpod gtkwhiteboard guitarix gxine idjc isomaster gnome-istanbul jack-rack kover ladi-system-tray lash-panel lingot nxtvepg oxine pencil pianobooster picard pitivi qt-recordmydesktop […]

GNOME Software Graphics Category

GNOME Software Help Required

I NEED SOME AWESOME PEOPLE TO HELP ME GET GNOME-SOFTWARE FINISHED: If you can visit this page and help fill in details for our first set of featured applications, you’d be awesome.

GNOME Software Center and YOU!

Do you maintain an application that people use? Do you want people to be able to install it easily in the GNOME Software Center? If both of those are true, please read the newly finalised AppData specification and ship one tiny extra file in your tarball. People will love you for doing it, and I’ll really appreciate […]

2000th ColorHug

2000th ColorHug

This week we will hit a milestone we thought we might not ever reach – selling ColorHug device number 2000. We started making ColorHugs just 18 months ago and have come a long way from the first batch that was hand-built on a desk in our back bedroom. I started the project as a hobby […]

AppData Proposal, a.k.a. How to make your application appear in the software center

This morning I wrote up this proposal. If you maintain an application that you think should be in the GNOME Software Center, I would appreciate your views. Thanks! p.s. Don’t actually commit anything to your modules just yet, I want to finish the polishing and wording before asking people to write anything. For example, the […]

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