appstreamrunner in plasma-workspace

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Wed Apr 5 01:20:38 UTC 2017

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:52 AM, Aleix Pol <aleixpol at> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:07 PM, Harald Sitter <sitter at> wrote:
>> Aloha
>> A while ago Aleix created an appstreamrunner allowing you to find
>> applications (from appstream data) via krunner and install them (by
>> invoking whatever software center is associated with appstream URIs).
>> There was some consensus that it would be nice to have but we never
>> reached a decision where to put it.
>> I am proposing that we include appstreamrunner in plasma-workspace and
>> enable it by default.
>> It only depends on appstream and can use any old appstream-enabled
>> software center (discover, gnome-software, what have you) and it makes
>> sense in pretty much every form factor scenario (e.g. if mobile
>> launcher has a search it can equally display apps for installation if
>> no installed software matches the query).
>> I've been using it since the very first day and simply love it!
>> Software at once's fingertips, what more can anyone ask for.
>> HS
> I think it's a good idea.
> +1
> Note that we're already using AppStream in other places of Plasma,
> such as Plasma Desktop and Discover.

Taking silence as agreement.
I'll be getting the runner in plasma-workspace during this week.


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