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    Phoronix: The First Release Of AppStream-Core

    The first release of AppStream-Core is now available, which provides support for creating the AppStream database and accessing it via a GObject-based interface. This basically comes down to the simple creation of "Software Centers" for Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5ODc

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    i sincerely hope this is usable in time for opensuse 12.3 (presumed March 2013).

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    PackageKit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedibeeftrix View Post
    i sincerely hope this is usable in time for opensuse 12.3 (presumed March 2013).
    im pretty sure there's gonna be a " Software Centre " in Gnome3.8 . perhaps this Appstream is gonna be it. it should work side by side to PackageKit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anvil View Post
    im pretty sure there's gonna be a " Software Centre " in Gnome3.8 . perhaps this Appstream is gonna be it. it should work side by side to PackageKit
    Appstream from what I've read elsewhere is essentially a packagekit plugin that does stuff like collating packages into applications, and hooks into an OCS server for ratings and stuff, among other things, and essentially is part of Project Bretzn coming to fruition.

    Hopefully openSUSE will actually fix their packagekit backend so it's not still borked in 12.3 though so that it'll be useful there too...
    Last edited by Luke_Wolf; 10-03-2012 at 09:27 PM.

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    And in typical Canonical fashion, it's a mix of Vala and C++ =P
    nice!

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    Is this just another layer on top of the many layers we already have?? And as far as i understand it it doesn't solve the problem with the big number or package formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancurio View Post
    And in typical Canonical fashion, it's a mix of Vala and C++ =P
    nice!
    Actually, GNOME seem to prefer Vala.
    Canonical seem to prefer Python and Qt.

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