[Rpm-maint] Add appdata() and application() auto-provides

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Wed Oct 9 11:25:43 UTC 2013

On 10/08/2013 12:55 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 8 October 2013 10:52, Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org> wrote:
>>> Another possibility could be actually emitting a provide for all types,
>>> based on the value name, eg Link would get a link() provide etc. And
>>> thinking about that makes me think perhaps these provides should be
>>> namespaced somehow, eg desktop-application() or such.
>> Richard, any thoughts/comments on this all?
> Sorry, been crazy busy here. I do see a need for Application(app_id)
> and also Application() but I'm not so sure of the AppData ones; I
> certainly don't need them. Desktop files of type link and directory
> are also useless to me, and would confuse things. I think it's also
> fine to have Application without a prefix as it's basically the only
> way we define what an app is in Linux now.

Okay, so we better just skip everything except explicit Type=Application 
.desktop files for the provides, that was the prime question here to me 
at least.

I've no clue about the AppData part (what it contains or how it would be 

	- Panu -

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