[kde-community] Updating list of Applications offered by the KDE community -- time sensitive

Aleix Pol aleixpol at kde.org
Mon Dec 7 12:16:23 GMT 2015

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:52 PM, John Layt <jlayt at kde.org> wrote:
> On 7 December 2015 at 02:38, Aleix Pol <aleixpol at kde.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:19 AM, Valorie Zimmerman
>> <valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello folks, Nicolas had the excellent idea to improve the
>> > Applications part of the front page of our site, https://www.kde.org.
>> > Many if not most of the screenshots are out-of-date, which gives an
>> > inaccurate view to the casual visitor about our applications. He wants
>> > to mentor GCi students to take screenshots of our current software
>> > instead.
> ...
>> Also there's some tasks that could be done in bulk, like updating the
>> icons to the Breeze style, which is the one we default to now:
>> https://github.com/NitruxSA/breeze-icon-theme/tree/master/Breeze/apps/48
>> Likewise, taking new screenshots for any of the applications but using
>> Breeze's look and feel would also be helpful.
> Might I suggest this be linked to using the existing AppData metadata file
> and screenshot that should be in every app repo? That way it will also keep
> the app installers with updated screenshots too? They could check every app
> has an updated AppData file and screenshot, which is then pulled into the
> website to be used. Where there isn't a file they will need to approach the
> app maintainer to offer to help create one, which should also indicate which
> ones are alive or dead.

This would indeed be helpful, nevertheless such a change is probably
too big for GCI.


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