AppStream metadata for everyone!
matthias at tenstral.net
Thu May 1 17:41:03 BST 2014
Now that we got translations for AppStream upstream metadata working
(see  for an example),
the next step is to write metadata for KDE projects.
I already started with that, partially auto-generating AppStream data
from our project metadata service (which unfortunately need manual
I initially thought to send every new metadata through Reviewboard, in
order to make it visible for the maintainers, who might want to change
the project's description.
However, for 160+ files just for KDE applications, without counting
the frameworks now (which need more love), this simply does not scale
Therefore, I would like to ask for feedback on the following proposal:
* We announce the availability of the new metadata somewhere, so that
the individual maintainers know that the data is coming, and that they
may want to take a look at it when it landed in their Git master
* I simply go ahead and commit the files to the respective repos.
Since it's just data, it shouldn't break anything.
* Others adjust the initially commited files as they wish. There is a
quick reference at , for those who want to add more data or change
* I'll help with any questions regarding that, of course ;-)
Would something like that be okay?
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