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Re: Can anyone that cares about appdata please fix all these files?

2017-03-09 16:46 GMT+01:00 Harald Sitter <sitter@xxxxxxx>:
> FWIW, that's not true I fear.
> When there is no summary *and* the desktop file has no Comment (which
> ours usually do not do) then appstream-generator (the distro-level
> aggregation tool for appstream data) will reject the data with the
> error that there is no summary. In appstream-generator there's
> enforcement of what is /sane/ data and so it tends to throw out
> otherwise good data on the basis of what it considers sane.
> e.g. http://metadata.neon.kde.org/appstream/html/xenial/main/issues/kdepim-themeeditors.html

Jup, that's why a missing name/summary is an error in the validator.
The AppStream specification says that "the minimal required tags are:
<id/>, <name/>, <summary/>, <metadata_license/>", while summaries can
be fetched from .desktop files, but long-term having them in metainfo
files makes sense.

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