Results of the App Installer Meeting

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Thu Jan 27 06:56:24 PST 2011

On 27 January 2011 14:41, seth vidal <skvidal at> wrote:
> It would probably make a lot of sense to keep the description as just
> text.

Please, no. We certainly want links, formatting, headers and that kind
of thing. Paragraphs, bullets and all the things we come to expect on
a modern GUI application are really a hard requirement from my point
of view.

> Getting into various markup languages for it is going to cause pain
> later as you have to filter out cruft from the descriptions you're stuck
> with. And it will mean dealing with this data from cli will be annoying.

I don't think the CLI user should be a focus of AppStream. I also
don't think reading a page of formatted text on the CLI is going to be
terribly useful either.


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