bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #64629, Update to Appdata/Metainfo file


bug #64629: Update to Appdata/Metainfo file

Submitter:  Alexander Wilms <alexanderw>
Submitted:  Thu 07 Sep 2023 07:54:58 PM UTC
Category:  Other Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  9.1.0 Planned Release:  9.1.0
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Mon 04 Mar 2024 05:42:43 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Thank you for the feedback.

Closing as fixed.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Group administrator
Mon 04 Mar 2024 05:26:00 PM UTC, comment #4: 

This issue can be closed.

Please note that I suggested two more changes to the metainfo file here:


Alexander Wilms <alexanderw>
Sun 19 Nov 2023 11:22:56 AM UTC, comment #3: 

The change was pushed to the development branch, and so should be part of the next major release (octave 9)

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Group Member
Fri 17 Nov 2023 10:06:49 PM UTC, comment #2: 


The updated metainfo isn't contained in the 8.4.0 archive, is that to be expected?

Alexander Wilms <alexanderw>
Fri 13 Oct 2023 03:59:57 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I pushed that change with you as the author:

Marking as ready for test.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Group administrator
Thu 07 Sep 2023 07:54:58 PM UTC, original submission:  

With this update, the file contains the following URLs:

  <url type="homepage">https://www.octave.org/</url>
  <url type="bugtracker">https://bugs.octave.org/</url>
  <url type="faq">https://wiki.octave.org/FAQ</url>
  <url type="help">https://octave.org/support</url>
  <url type="donation">https://www.octave.org/donate.html</url>
  <url type="contact">https://octave.org/support</url>
  <url type="vcs-browser">https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave</url>
  <url type="contribute">https://octave.org/get-involved</url>

Cf. https://freedesktop.org/software/appstream/docs/chap-Metadata.html#tag-url

Also etc/icons/org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml should be renamed to etc/icons/org.octave.Octave.metainfo.xml as well as the two references to the file in etc/module.mk

Alexander Wilms <alexanderw>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2024-03-04 mmuetzel StatusReady For Test Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2023-10-13 mmuetzel StatusNone Ready For Test
        Fixed ReleaseNone 9.1.0
        Planned ReleaseNone 9.1.0
    2023-09-07 alexanderw Attached File- Added org.octave.Octave.metainfo.xml, #55121

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