Appstream BoF notes

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Thu Jun 24 20:08:48 BST 2021

On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 11:50 PM Jonathan Riddell <jr at> wrote:

> Appstream BoF notes
>  - metadata updater rewrite should be its own repo so as not to break uses
> of existing code

Is there a plan to list all existing users of the code and migrate them to
the new rewrite?

>  - the rewrite should get tests to prove it works
>  - much of this must be a solved problem, aren't appstream or other users
> creating scripts that do these features? ideally it would go upstream to
> appstream.
>    - appstreamcli has news-to-appstream converter and appstream-util has
> similar, probably not very useful as we don't use news files
> **
> <>
>  - should changelogs be translateable?
>     - possibly yes, shouldn't be super hard to support in scripty
>  - "Date in iso standard e.g 04-03-2022" is not ISO format
>  - Links to artifacts could be generated
>  - release time checks prior to publishing tars? ideally.
>  - checks done in neon at
>  Actions: carl to close MR, put it in own repo (with a nice sounding name)
> or release-tools repo or releaseme, update scripty to make changelogs
> translateable
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the release-team mailing list