Bug 7871 - client lacks a metainfo file
Summary: client lacks a metainfo file
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client platforms (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-03-22 16:05 CET by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2022-03-29 12:38 CEST (History)
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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2022-03-22 16:05:25 CET
Modern systems have started relying on metainfo¹ files for information about applications, rather than getting it from the package manager. Partially because it provides more information, partially because it is independent of the package manager.

Including such a file could make it easier for others when they want to package our client, and would give us better control of how things are presented.

¹ https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Distributions/AppStream/
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2022-03-22 16:06:08 CET
Pull request where TigerVNC got a metainfo file:

Comment 2 Pierre Ossman cendio 2022-03-22 16:07:02 CET
Packaging of our client as a flatpak, which includes a metainfo file:

Comment 3 Pierre Ossman cendio 2022-03-22 16:09:47 CET
We also need to update gettext and package appstream to get the translation tooling capable of handling these files.

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