Update of the metainfo.yaml file of all the frameworks

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Wed Aug 13 21:46:37 UTC 2014

On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:16 AM, Denis Steckelmacher
<steckdenis at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> On 08/13/2014 02:41 PM, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
>> El Dimecres, 13 d'agost de 2014, a les 14:20:58, Aleix Pol va escriure:
>>> On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM, Denis Steckelmacher
>>> <steckdenis at yahoo.fr>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On 08/13/2014 12:14 PM, Luigi Toscano wrote:
>>>>> On Wednesday 13 of August 2014 11:30:48 Denis Steckelmacher wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>> Yesterday, api.kde.org has been updated so that it displays a bit more
>>>>>> information about the frameworks, including code snippets telling the
>>>>>> user how to add a framework to his/her CMakeLists.txt or .pro file.
>>>>> How is the email address of the maintainer generated?
>>>>> kdoctools/metadata.yml for example shows my identity username
>>>>> (ltoscano)
>>>>> but I
>>>>> don't own ltoscano at kde.org as shown on
>>>>> http://api.kde.org/frameworks-api/frameworks5-apidocs/
>>>>> kdoctools/html/index.html
>>>>> What are the fields needed to specify the links previously on the
>>>>> README
>>>>> file?
>>>>> KDocTools has a different IRC channel and an additional mailing list,
>>>>> for
>>>>> example.
>>>>> Ciao
>>>> Hi,
>>>> The e-mail is currently generated by appending "@kde.org" after the
>>>> maintainer name. If this is not correct, you can put a full e-mail
>>>> address
>>>> in "maintainer" and it will be used. I don't know if "maintainer" is
>>>> used
>>>> somewhere else, though, so maybe having an e-mail address there is not
>>>> acceptable. If it is the case, then I can update kapidox so that the
>>>> "maintainer_email" key is used when present.
>>>> Regarding the IRC channel and the mailing list, this information could
>>>> also be added to the metainfo.yaml file of projects having specific IRC
>>>> channels or mailing lists. We can discuss how the corresponding keys
>>>> should
>>>> be named ("mailinglist" and "irc" for instance), and whether multiple
>>>> values should be possible (does a framework has several mailing lists,
>>>> and
>>>> are the project-specific mailing lists meant to replace
>>>> kde-frameworks-devel or to be used in addition to it?)
>>>> Denis
>>> It's not correct, the name you're using is the identity.kde.org
>>> identifier,
>>> the correct solution would be to query identity.kde.org and fetch the
>>> name
>>> and e-mail from there.
>> If querying identity.kde.org is too hard you can always query
>> http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/kde-common/accounts?view=markup
>> Cheers,
>>    Albert
>>> Aleix
> Nice! kapidox now downloads the list of the KDE accounts from
> websvn.kde.org, and these two fields can now be used in metainfo.yaml:

Just wondering - how often does the tool fetch a copy of this file?
WebSVN isn't really intended for accessing the content of Subversion
repositories in a frequent automated manner...
(We actually have it configured to block access if the referer isn't
set properly, to prevent people hotlinking to images through it)

> * irc: IRC channel (with the #, without "on FreeNode"), defaults to
> #kde-devel. Don't forget to put quotes around the name so that the file
> remains valid Yaml.
> * mailinglist: Mailing list name, defaults to kde-frameworks-devel. Is there
> any framework whose mailing list is not available in mail.kde.org/mailman?
> Denis


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