After years of missing this conference, I will finally make it to Brussels this time!
I will even have some talks, one about Listaller (in the lightning-talks section) and one about AppStream and Listaller in the Distributions track. The lightning-talk will explain why distributing (some) applications independent from the distribution makes sense, and how Listaller does this. I will also very briefly talk about the concepts behind Listaller and which tools it offers for application developers to create & package cross-distro apps.
The AppStream & Listaller talk will be much more detailed. It will cover the rationale for AppStream, what AppData is good for and how AppData files relate to AppStream. I will also reflect the AppData adoption in GNOME/Fedora and why GNOME-Software is the right way to go forward in developing software-centers. It will of course also include our future plans for AppStream.
On the Listaller side, I will talk about how Listaller is connected to AppStream and PackageKit and why distributions should ship a way to install cross-distro packaged apps at all. I will explain module-definitions and why they are useful. An overview of the internals of Listaller and it’s system integration is also included, as well as how it can be compared to competing installation solutions.
If you are at FOSDEM and have questions about AppStream/PackageKit/Listaller/Tanglu/Debian/etc., please ask them! See you there!