web server for appstream metadata screenshots

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau kossebau at kde.org
Wed Jun 8 12:33:32 BST 2016


Am Mittwoch, 8. Juni 2016, 13:10:04 CEST schrieb Sebastian K├╝gler:
> Hey,
> 
> I've been adding appstream metadata to one of the apps I maintain, among
> that are also screenshots, in the form of a URL. That means that I have to
> put the screenshots on a webserver.
> 
> Do we already have a canonical location for these screenshots? If not, let's
> create one before we get people hosting them on imgur, their private
> webserver or their router-behind-a-dsl-line. :)

Good idea, also when it comes to long-term availability of referenced images 
:)

It might make sense to reuse/share the screenshots with the ones used for the 
KDE app catalog we have at kde.org/applications/. For consistency and for 
efficiency.

Not sure though what a stable url would be like, given people planning to 
rework kde.org (and thus those app catalog pages), so perhaps relying on the 
current screenshot urls used by kde.org/applications is not perfect.

In any case, we need to keep versioning in mind, so that appdata for some 
older version of an app not suddenly gets a screenshot of the latest version 
highlighting features not present in the version the appdata is talking about.

Perhaps there would be some url scheme we can agree on, which then would be 
also used by whatever new KDE app catalog pages there will be on whatever new 
KDE website.

Cheers
Friedrich




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