And once again, it’s time for another Limba blogpost 🙂 Limba is a solution to install 3rd-party software on Linux, without interfering with the distribution’s native package manager. It can be useful to try out different software versions, use newer software on a stable OS release or simply to obtain software which does not yet […]
AppStream 0.8 released!
Yesterday I released version 0.8 of AppStream, the cross-distribution standard for software metadata, that is currently used by GNOME-Software, Muon and Apper in to display rich metadata about applications and other software components. What’s new? The new release contains some tweaks on AppStreams documentation, and extends the specification with a few more tags and refinements. […]
AppStream/DEP-11 Debian progress
There hasn’t been a progress-report on DEP-11 for some time, but that doesn’t mean there was no work going on on it. DEP-11 is Debian’s implementation of AppStream, as well as an effort to enhance the metadata available about software in Debian. While initially, AppStream was only about applications, DEP-11 was designed with a larger […]
AppStream 0.7 specification and library released
Today I am very happy to announce the release of AppStream 0.7, the second-largest release (judging by commit number) after 0.6. AppStream 0.7 brings many new features for the specification, adds lots of good stuff to libappstream, introduces a new libappstream-qt library for Qt developers and, as always, fixes some bugs. Unfortunately we broke the […]
Want AppStream metadata for your KDE project? Act now!
And again, another KDE-AppStream post 😉 If you want to know more about AppStream metadata and why adding it to your project is a good idea, you might be interested in this blogpost (and several previous ones I wrote). Originally, my plan was to directly push metadata to most KDE projects. The problem is that […]
Translated AppStream metadata for KDE!
It took some time, but now it’s finally done: KDE has translations for AppStream upstream metadata! AppStream is a Freedesktop project to extend metadata about the software projects which is available in distributions, especially regarding applications. Distributions compile a metadata file from data collected from packages, .desktop files and possibly other information sources, and create […]
AppStream 0.6.1 released – a quick look at what you can do with the cli tool
Today I released AppStream and libappstream 0.6.1, which feature mostly bugfixes, so nothing incredibly exciting to see there (but this also means no API/ABI breaks). The release clarifies some paragraphs in the spec which people found confusing, and fixes a few issues (like one example in the docs not being valid AppStream metadata). As only […]
Appstream: The next step
With the release of GNOME-Software 3.12, it’s also time for another update about what is going on behind the scenes of Appstream, the project providing all the data needed to make software-centers work. So here is the long overdue update 🙂 If you have attended my FOSDEM talk or seen the slides, you know about […]
While reading stuff posted by others about AppStream, and because of the discussion happening about AppData on kde-core-devel right now, I feel the need to clarify a few things. Especially because some are implementing AppStream in a way which is not really ideal right now. This is to some extend my fault, because I should […]
PackageKit, AppStream and Listaller – A status report
I was asked by some people to write a status report about the whole PK/AS/LI stuff – sorry guys that it took so much time to write it ;-). PackageKit (PackageKit is an abstraction layer for package-management systems, allowing applications to access the package-manager using simple DBus calls) PackageKit is an incredibly successful project. With […]