Results of the App Installer Meeting

seth vidal skvidal at
Thu Jan 27 11:33:18 PST 2011

On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 17:44 +0100, Samuel Verschelde wrote:
> Le jeudi 27 janvier 2011 17:34:39, seth vidal a écrit :
> > On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 17:31 +0100, Samuel Verschelde wrote:
> > > This is what I would go for, provided we define the whole chain (who
> > > writes descriptions and their translations, how, where, and how do they
> > > end up in metadata files on the mirrors).
> > 
> > And make sure the link out to OCS (or what-have-you) is not provided by
> > the person inputting the description content (ie: the app maintainer or
> > the developer) but is formulaic. That way the user can be reasonably
> > confident that the link is not something quasi-evil when they click on
> > it.
> > 
> Yes, this will be based on the application identifier, I guess, which will be 
> provided in the .desktop file (which we agreed would be of the form 
> "nameofapplication.desktop"). The worse that could happen would be that the 
> OCS server doesn't know about a specific application identifier. We'll have to 
> make sure the identifier matches a certains regexp, though, to avoid forged 
> URLs from funny identifiers :)

At the risk of adding lots of fun complexity to this - I've already been
asked about apps which are not desktop apps.

Specifically for deploying pkgs based on browsing for webapps.

"I want to look for webapps I can deploy on my hosted servers"

Not a desktop app, but definitely an app.

Then again - I assume that this list is only about desktop things - so
it's probably moot.


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