Next stop: FOSDEM’14

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!

FOSDEM

4 Comments

  • Mustafa commented on 28. January 2014 Reply

    Good luck there, I wish more distributions use AppStream, so go impress them.

  • Somewhat Reticent commented on 27. March 2014 Reply

    Should your (very nice) Kde version 1.0 release notes mention root password?

    • Somewhat Reticent commented on 27. March 2014 Reply

      (For running the ISO “live”, that is)

  • lakeville condo commented on 9. May 2014 Reply

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Opera.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.

    The design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon.
    Cheers

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