Please create an AppData file for Gnome Gmail

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2014-05-27
2014-05-28
  • Richard Hughes

    Richard Hughes - 2014-05-27

    Please consider writing and installing an AppData file with the application description and some screenshots, else Gnome Gmail looks really bad in the GNOME and KDE Software Centers. We'd love to showcase more applications, but without the extra data file we can't. See http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/appdata/ for details; thanks!

    Richard

     
    • Dave Steele

      Dave Steele - 2014-05-28

      On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 7:22 AM, Richard Hughes hughsie@users.sf.net
      wrote:

      Please consider writing and installing an AppData file with the
      application
      description and some screenshots, else Gnome Gmail looks really bad in the
      GNOME and KDE Software Centers. We'd love to showcase more applications,
      but
      without the extra data file we can't. See
      http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/appdata/ for details; thanks!

      Richard


      I had a number of questions after reading this, the answers to which you
      may want to add to your 'details' link for future notices.

      How does installing another package metadata file along with the package
      help raise that package's visibility to those who haven't installed it,
      given there is to be no central service?

      What agreements do you have with distribution-specific or platform-specific
      software centers to use this resource? Or any other services?

      We'd love to showcase more applications, but without the extra data file
      we can't

      Who is 'we', and what is the mechanism for this showcasing?

      The information you referenced falls short of telling me why I should care
      about this.

      A fair amount of searching answered some of this. It seems that this is
      currently mostly supporting Fedora and Ubuntu. I'm mostly on Debian now.
      Any activity there?

       

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