First, apologies for the direct email. I'm emailing you directly as you've been
listed as the update contact in one or more AppData files.
We've been busy building an awesome software center, and we've been adding more
and more metadata fields that upstream authors can set. The software center is now being
used in Fedora, Opensuse, Ubuntu, Debian and Arch, with many millions of happy users.
Some of the newest features include a way to make it easy for translators to contribute
new translations of your applications by specifying a URL in the gnome-abrt.appdata.xml
AppData file that tells them where to start looking. This can be specified by adding:
Another useful tag to add is to tell end-users where to donate, for instance:
If it's been some time since you updated the AppData file (and hey, you've got an
app to write!) you can get add the latest metadata fields by doing `appstream-util upgrade
gnome-abrt.appdata.xml` and then replacing any FIXMEs in the file with actual data.
We'll be putting more functionality into the software center in the future that uses
this extra data, but we need more upstream software to opt-in before we can enable
features, for instance, providing a button for users to donate to specific apps.
You can also use `appstream-util validate-relax` on your AppData file to check the various
fields meet our style guidelines. If you disagree with any of the validation warnings,
please let me know!
Of course, you don't have to do a release with these enhancements straight away, and
if you have a stable branch it would be a good thing to backport this as well if it does
not add translated strings or you have no string freeze policy.
When you've changed the file(s) and committed, please email me back and I'll mark
your application as completed. If you don't want to hear from me ever again just edit
the <update_contact> in the AppData file and change it to somebody else. I'm not
planning on emailing more than once every 6 months, so don't worry about me spamming
you with even more work to do.