[packagekit] RFC: Markup format

Stanislav Visnovsky visnov at suse.cz
Wed Dec 17 23:35:19 PST 2008

On Wednesday 17 December 2008 23:55:48 Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 17.12.2008, 16:23 +0000 schrieb Richard Hughes:
> > At the moment we expect the backend to send the daemon "raw text" and
> > for the front-end to do something sensible which involves munging
> > character sequences without breaking things. There's no encoding
> > specified, nor is it common between gpk-application, gpk-update-viewer,
> > or KPackageKit. It sucks.
> >
> > One place where we might want a little bit more cleverness is for the
> > update or package descriptions. These sometimes need bold text, links,
> > or bulletted lists. Example screenshot attached.
> >
> > Now, I think it's pretty insane for the engine or backend to try to
> > parse the update data into some sort of XML, but I do think we can be a
> > little clever and at least provide a way for the text to look pretty for
> > the end users.
> I am against using a special markup. Most frontends use pango and so
> pango markup seems to be the natural choice to me.
> http://library.gnome.org/devel/pango/unstable/PangoMarkupFormat.html
> Why should the frontend/client convert markdown to pango markup?

Not sure if KPackageKit is using Pango.


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