Hi, JFTR: I am happy to apply patches here, but do not plan to work on this soonish.
(I no longer have hardware supported by pidgin-blinklight, and am happy to share responsibilities.) Greetings, Joachim Am Mittwoch, den 12.10.2016, 21:12 +0200 schrieb Petter Reinholdtsen: > 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_ise > nkram_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. :) > > -- Joachim “nomeata” Breitner Debian Developer nome...@debian.org • https://people.debian.org/~nomeata XMPP: nome...@joachim-breitner.de • GPG-Key: 0xF0FBF51F https://www.joachim-breitner.de/
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