--- Comment #36 from Alec Leamas <leamas.alec(a)gmail.com> 2014-01-28 15:39:53 CET
(In reply to comment #34)
(In reply to comment #33)
> Because using system-config-repo, it is an application. When invoked you get a
> window allowing user to inspect repo contents, signing key, set
> enabled/disabled etc.
> Including a desktop file is also the way to get this discoverable in
Yes, but you are not packaging system-config-repo, which already has its own
.desktop file. You are packaging a repository. The Dropbox icon is what I'll
get on Gnome Shell, which implies that is should open a Dropbox application.
Going backwards, the usecase is a user using the rpmfusion and fedora base
repos. Let's assume that gnome-software has been able to aggregate the appdata
from both rpmfusion and Fedora.
Now, user wants dropbox and searches for it. Using gnome-software, she would
find not dropbox but dropbox-repo. The info tells her that if she installs
dropbox-repo she will be able to install dropbox. Given the the conditions this
is about as easy it can get.
But it requires a desktop file. Removing it means that users must install it as
non-gui application using e. g. yum/dnf. This is something I want to avoid, it
should not be that complicated.
Admittedly, I stretch things a little here. But not the basic assumption that
the repo is graphical application doing some useful work. It's like installing
a shortcut. I think it's justified.
The dropbox icon is not displayed for the repo, it is visible as the
system-config-repo icon i. e., a repository. Agreed. (The dropbox icon is used
inside the system-config-repo window).
The packaging is really not only to provide a repo file, it's also about
solving the other pieces:
- Providing metadata (description, icon, url,...) to system-config-repo
- Making it discoverable in menus and gnome-software (desktop file).
- Providing metadata to classic cli tools (spec file %description etc. ).
IMHO, these are all required to make this complete, a. k. a. doing it
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