Results of the App Installer Meeting

seth vidal skvidal at
Thu Jan 27 07:00:43 PST 2011

On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 14:56 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> 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.

I think you're just asking for silly buggers in the markup and having to
protect your gui apps from whatever fresh hell you'll run into there.

> > 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.

We're up from a paragraph to a page? How much data is planned


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