Appstream Release metadata

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Thu Apr 4 23:42:56 BST 2019

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 3:54 PM Jonathan Riddell <jr at> wrote:
> I just blogged but worth an e-mail for anyone doing application releases.
> Appstream is a metadata standard for your software releases which gets
> used by package managers and app stores as well as web sites such as
> (one day at least).
> If you are incharge of making releases of an application from KDE mind
> and make sure it has an appstream appdata file.  You should also
> include a screenshot preferably in the product-screenshots git repo.
> You should also add release data to your appstream files.  See the
> docs for the full details.  Not all the data will be very practical to
> add before the release time but it is useful to at least have a
> version number and maybe a release date added in.
> I’ve added this to the Releasing Software wiki page now. And I’ve
> written a wee script appstream-metainfo-release-update
> to
> update the XML with a simple command which I’ve now added to the
> Plasma release process.

Cool stuff, thanks Jonathan!


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