The First Release Of AppStream-Core
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 3 October 2012 at 04:05 PM EDT. 14 Comments
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.

The AppStream-Core 0.1 release was made today by Matthias Klumpp and its current API is deemed unstable and is intended as a "play around" release should you be interested in working on software centers/stores for Linux. AppStream-Core is a requirement for those wishing to use the Ubuntu Software Center on their preferred distribution. GNOME Software will also likely end up developing a dependency upon this new software package.

For more information on AppStream-Core 0.1, see the release announcement.

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