JFTR: I am happy to apply patches here, but do not plan to work on this

(I no longer have hardware supported by pidgin-blinklight, and am happy
to share responsibilities.)


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
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