Ubuntu Software Store: What it does, and how you can help

Scott Ritchie scott at open-vote.org
Wed Sep 16 02:07:46 BST 2009

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 04:14:44PM +0100, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
>> It would be cool if Debian and Ubuntu packagers could work together to
>> address this in the Packages.gz format.
> I think this is unlikely to wind up in the Packages file in Debian over
> concerns about increasing the size of this index for all users with
> information not used by the package manager per se.  But I agree it would be
> nice to make this information available to the software store, perhaps via
> an adjunct metadata file on the servers.

And that metadata file can then be generated automatically using the
machine-readable debian/copyright file spec we discussed last UDS.

Scott Ritchie

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