Package: pidgin-blinklight
Version: 0.11.1-3
Severity: wishlist
User: p...@hungry.com
Usertags: appstream-modalias

Hi.

The pidgin-blinklight package is one of the packages in the Debian archive that
should be proposed for installation when a given hardware dongle is
inserted or available.  Thanks to the appstream system, this can now be
announced in a way other tools can use and act on.  I've written the
isenkram system to ask the current user if hardware specific packages
should be installed when a new dongle is installed or already present on
a machine, and isenkram now uses appstream as one source for hardware to
package mappings.

You can read more about this on my blog, 
<URL: 
http://people.skolelinux.org/pere/blog/Using_appstream_with_isenkram_to_install_hardware_related_packages_in_Debian.html
 >.

Instructions on how to create the metadata XML file can be found in
<URL: https://wiki.debian.org/AppStream/Guidelines >.

It would be great if you could add an appstream metainfo file to the
pidgin-blinklight package, with content similar to this:

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <component>
   [...]
   <provides>
        <modalias>dmi:*:pn*:pvrThinkPad*:rvn*</modalias>
   </provides>
  </component>

If there are other hardware ids or kernel modules also supported by the
package, please add those too. :)

-- 
Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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