On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Matthew Garrett  wrote:
On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 06:15:50AM -0500, Bastien Nocera wrote:

> My naive approach would be to:
> - allow repositories to be defined by a single URL (this is what third-party repositories
>   for Synology, iOS jailbreak, Cyanogen, etc. use)
> - use a custom scheme in the software center to pass those URLs, eg.
>     gnome-software://rpmrepos.org/my-stable-repo
>   or even defining multiple repos with a single URL:
>     gnome-software://rpmrepos.org
>   The software center can now show you the list of repositories offered by this URL
> - Convince repo maintainers to add those URLs to web pages

This, however, I think *would* be in line with the board's position -
it's effectively a better integrated version of the status quo.

I would however suggest that you use more generic url's similar to apt url's


So that command line users (via a plugin maybe) or other frontends can access the same functionality without being led into thinking this interface is specific to GNOME software