Re: [kde-community] Our new project metadata system
- Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 10:37:46 +0100
- From: Richard Hughes <hughsient@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [kde-community] Our new project metadata system
On 31 March 2016 at 12:43, Luigi Toscano <luigi.toscano@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> AppStream metadata are already decentralized, and you don't want a sysadmin
> ticket for each change to one of them. Let's have them in the hands of each
> project manager. So I strongly disagree with moving from the current status.
Agreed. You also want different screenshots and descriptions for
different branches of each project. Centralised storage of this was a
complete non-goal when designing AppStream for distros. If you want to
standardize where each appdata file is stored in the project (in
GNOME, it's sometimes ".", "data", "data/appdata" or "src") that might
be a worthy but difficult goal, but saying you can repopulate a
standards compliant AppData file from JSON and Markdown doesn't sound
very plausible at all.
Also, like it or not, people are browsing and installing software
using software centers. I don't think people go looking at
https://www.kde.org/applications/ when trying to install a new game.
Quite literally, there is no "Install" button to be found on that