AppStream, Discover and metadata

Scarlett Clark scarlett.gately.clark at
Tue Nov 10 19:10:37 UTC 2015

Yes, I have moved it to a top priority on my KDE hat to-do list.
With my Kubuntu hat on I support AppStream+(PK|QApt) and will drum up any
testers needed and report back.

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 10:32 AM, Matthias Klumpp <matthias at>

> 2015-11-10 17:45 GMT+01:00 Aleix Pol <aleixpol at>:
> > [...]
> >
> > Feedback is very welcome.
> As AppStream upstream and PackageKit developer, I obviously approve
> this idea :-)
> The aptcc backend of PackageKit has a few shortcomings (like not being
> able to process read queries in parallel), due to missing
> multithreading support, but the APT team in Debian is working on
> fixing APT, and I am certain that the aptcc backend will get some help
> from Canonical - parallel-processing backends are a huge performance
> win, and Ubuntu will definitively want that for GNOME-Software.
> Adopting AppStream should be very painless, as long as the packagers
> fix their metadata (for KDE, Scarlett is adding some validator code to
> the CI, so we should be safe soon).
> So AppStream+(PK|QApt) should definitively be the way to go :-)
> Cheers,
>     Matthias
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