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bug #43279: Please install the supplied AppData file

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Mon 22 Sep 2014 04:12:48 PM UTC
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  * Closed Release:  * dev
Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
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Sat 21 Feb 2015 10:00:55 PM UTC, comment #4: 

This is fixed for the upcoming 4.0 release:


Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 23 Sep 2014 11:24:16 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Yes, the appdata file basename needs to match the basename of the appdata file and the <id> inside it needs to match the application id (the desktop filename). It also does need to be installed into ${datadir}/appdata. Thanks!

Tue 23 Sep 2014 11:19:52 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Richard should confirm or clarify, but I think he is asking for the file to be installed into ${datadir}/appdata and to have the same name as the .desktop file we install into ${datadir}/applications.

So if we install ${datadir}/applications/www.octave.org-octave.desktop, we should install ${datadir}/appdata/www.octave.org-octave.appdata.xml also.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 22 Sep 2014 11:03:27 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This has already been reported as bug #40356, see https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?40356

It has also been fixed with cset 32344942ee6e, see http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/32344942ee6e

Or is this bug report about making specific changes to that file?

Carnë Draug <carandraug>
Project Member
Mon 22 Sep 2014 04:12:48 PM UTC, original submission:  

Please consider installing this AppData file we wrote: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hughsie/fedora-appstream/master/appdata-extra/desktop/octave.appdata.xml

This is used in GNOME and KDE software installers to add the application description and some screenshots. We'd love to showcase more applications, but without the extra data file we can't. The AppData file needs to be installed to /usr/share/appdata/ on Linux and the basename needs to match the .desktop basename. It would also be great if you could integrate the file with your translation system (e.g. intltool) to make the descriptions translated.

See http://people.freedesktop.org/~hughsient/appdata/ for more details; thanks!




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