GNOME Goal: AppData for all applications

Daniel Mustieles García has proposed a GNOME Goal that every official application in GNOME should ship an AppData file. See the wiki page and check your module. Loads of modules have already added files, but remember, the AppData file has to be translated and validated before it’s ‘done‘ for the GNOME Goal.


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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.

4 thoughts on “GNOME Goal: AppData for all applications”

  1. The wiki page contains instructions on what to write when filling “done”:

    ||done||` [[GnomeBug:xxxxx|done]]`||

    However, none of the “done” entries contain a reference to the bug. This, combined to the fact that none of the patches linked are “complete”, means that there is no single example of how to do this right.

    Can someone point to a “not-needs-work” patch which has been committed and that includes translations? (The gnome-power-manager example is just a commit which adds l10n support to *already committed* appdata.)


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