#527 AppData for Application Addons
Closed: Fixed None Opened 7 years ago by vondruch.

It would be nice to have AppData section of guidelines [1] extended by application addons section, as described in [2]. This already nicely works for (g)vim plugins and probably others.

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:AppData
[2] https://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2014/06/11/application-addons-in-gnome-software/

We'd be happy to consider a draft if someone wishes to supply one.

Forgot to note that I replaced the appdata-validate with appstream-util on several places, since this should be the right tool for the job (and it was already mentioned in the guideline on some other place)

The "app-data-validate usage" could be extended to cover the metainfo.xml, not sure ...

We discussed this at this weeks meeting (http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting-1/2015-05-14/fpc.2015-05-14-16.01.txt):

Just to clarify some concerns from meeting, I'll quote my conversation with hughsie:

kvě 13 16:51:29 >vondruch< hughsie, and just want to confirm, there was used on several places appdata-validate, but it seems that it was replaced by appstream-util, so I modified the guidelines in this way
kvě 13 16:51:37 >vondruch< hughsie, I hope it is not mistake
kvě 13 16:51:40 >hughsie< right, agree
kvě 13 16:51:55 >hughsie< appstream-util is much better in nearly all respects
kvě 13 16:52:19 >vondruch< hughsie, and the http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/appdata/ is still valid or not?
kvě 13 16:52:31 >vondruch< appdata is subset, so it probably is still valid
kvě 13 16:52:39 >vondruch< just want to check :)
kvě 13 16:52:43 >hughsie< it's still valid
kvě 13 16:52:50 >vondruch< hughsie, ok, thx
kvě 13 16:53:04 >hughsie< but i'm -><- this close to just pointing that page at the upstream appstream docs
kvě 13 16:53:18 >vondruch< hughsie, ;)
kvě 13 16:53:32 >vondruch< hughsie, so may be you want FPC to wait a bit with this ....
kvě 13 16:53:59 >hughsie< lets go now
kvě 13 16:54:04 >hughsie< don't block on me whatever you do

Replying to [comment:4 vondruch]:

The "app-data-validate usage" could be extended to cover the metainfo.xml, not sure ...

It sounds like appstream is also able to check AppStream file, so it would be nice to add that to the appstream-util usage examples.

Announcement text:

The AppData packaging guidelines have been updated to include information about addon packages, and to use appstream-util instead of appdata-validate.
* https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/527

Metadata Update from @vondruch:
- Issue assigned to tibbs

5 years ago

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