On 19 August 2010 16:46, seth vidal <skvidal(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Yesterday someone was talking about installing apps in fedora and how
was hard to figure out what to install/try b/c there were too much STUFF
in fedora. They suggested an ‘app store’ like functionality. I explained
that all the resources to do something like that exist in the
infrastructure yum and friends offer now. I decided to prove that
concept a bit.
Running that generates an xml file with only the ‘apps’ defined.
Great. Then I wrote a yum plugin to access and use this data.
I'm kinda disappointing you didn't use (or extend)
as it's what suse and ubuntu
already use, and I had planned to use in Fedora.
I've looked at the xml metadata in your repo, and it seems to provide
very little in the way of the data we actually need in GUI tools, e.g.
translations, and icons names. The app-install metadata is a gzipped
sqlite and icons file, which is super quick to query compared to
parsing and building the xml tree.