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Importance: Medium => High
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[snaps] Show human-readable names for store apps
Status in Canonical Click Reviewers tools:
Status in Snappy:
Status in Software Center Agent:
Status in gnome-software package in Ubuntu:
GNOME Software shows the package name from the app (the snap's name
you can't change in the store) instead of the human-readable one (the
one you can edit in the store).
That is, the entry in GNOME Software reads 'ubuntu-calculator-app'
instead of 'Calculator (Unity 7)'. The latter is specified as "Package
title" in the web UI, not sure which field name it's got in the store
It seems, though, that snappy does not have the concept of a human-
readable name and it's using the "description" field for that. I'm not
sure if that's the intention, or if it's expected that any store
clients use the "Package title" from the store API instead.
snapd gives the following information for ubuntu-calculator-app (in this
"description" : "Ubuntu Calculator app",
"download_size" : -1,
"icon" : "/2.0/icons/ubuntu-calculator-app.sideload/icon",
"installed_size" : 581341041,
"name" : "ubuntu-calculator-app",
"origin" : "sideload",
"resource" : "/2.0/snaps/ubuntu-calculator-app.sideload",
"status" : "active",
"type" : "app",
vendor" : "",
"version" : "IOBXFFOCRcXL"
From James Tait:
The human-readable package display name, “Package name” in the upload
form, maps to the title field in the store API and takes its data from
the same field in a Click manifest, but seemingly has no equivalent in
a Snap manifest. The closest field in snap.yaml appears to be summary,
but I was intending to extract that to tagline and fix bug #1303354 so
we can surface that in the store API.
The description field in the store API maps to the “Tagline” and
“Description” fields in the upload form, and takes its data from the
title and description fields in Click manifests, and the description
field in Snap manifests.
The name field in the store API maps to the unchangeable package name
in the store web UI, and takes its data from the same field in both
Click and Snap manifests, with the author’s short namespace appended
if the extracted package name is unqualified.
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