applications backend data

Harald Sitter sitter at
Tue Mar 13 10:45:08 UTC 2018

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 12:05 AM, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at> wrote:
> El divendres, 9 de març de 2018, a les 14:08:44 CET, Harald Sitter va
> escriure:
>> quick fyi: I am working on a change for the backend data of applications
>> new tech is meant to automatically crawl appstream appdata out of CI
>> builds. eventually, I'd like that to be an api service you can talk to
>> for app metadata (for now it's still on-disk blobs though).
>> the data is mostly similar to the json blobs we have right now, albeit
>> different keys (also the blobs contain localization data)
>> the overall format is outlined here (except we dump json instead of yaml):
>> please also keep this in mind for the new website. so long as the
>> frontend bits are sufficiently abstract from the backing data we
>> should be fine though.
>> I hope to get this done today so it's easier to know what I am talking
>> about.
> Can we please next time get some heads up before you commit things on

Yup I've messed up there. Sorry.

> It's the second time in a row you commit things to and break it and it
> lowers my morale a lot.
> The idea of autogenerating files is good, it's how the original json files
> where generated, sadly your commit has caused regressions.
> There's dozens of broken links now, like for example, second link (for me) at
> As maintainer of rsibreak i find it to be an unacceptable regression.
> Also two months ago we agreed on this very list to still show unmaintained
> applications (with an unmaintained marker) for the same very reason of not
> breaking links.
> So what we need is a applications/ subfolder that at least contains the same
> data it contained before your change, if it contains less data for any
> application, that is a regression and even if it does show better data for
> other apps I do not feel it's an acceptable loss, even more without having had
> any discussion about it with the people that kept that data up to date.

I presently don't have the energy. I've reverted back to where things were.


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