AppData Validation Tool Update

There’s a new version of the AppData validation tool, now with all the reported┬ábug fixed, and a lot of new tests added.

Get it while it’s hot, appdata-tools-0.1.2.tar.xz or I’ve built Fedora RPMs too.

Please yell if you think you’ve written a valid file, and it fails to validate using the tool. We’re now being a lot more strict on things like formatting and the length of paragraphs. Thanks!


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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

2 thoughts on “AppData Validation Tool Update”

  1. I’ve written a valid file and it fails to validate. The name of the program is 0 A.D., but the tool complains that names can’t end with dot. I understand it’s kinda exception. Just letting you know.

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