On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 09:21:19PM +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote: > What I feel like should happen is to automatically generate compulsory > metadata in appstream generator from task fields or something.
That could be done, but not from Task fields in isolation IMO. For ubuntu-desktop we have most applications as recommends, not depends, precisely because we want people to be able to remove them. Indeed this cycle we added a new "minimal" option to the installer that makes use of this. For *dependencies* of the metapackage, though, generating compulsory_for_desktop metadata makes sense. You just need to know what to generate it for: the $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP value for the seed's corresponding desktop session. It'd probably have to be a hardcoded list, I guess, and appstream-generator could consider this as an additional data source when it generates a particular component. A slight variant is that it would also be possible to generate this out of band (but probably on the same machine as runs the appstream-generator so that it can be easily fetched by LP) and ship a new "merge" type AppStream file through the archive. In that case we'd also need an apt.conf.d snippet to cause it to be downloaded. FAOD I don't plan to work on this, but I could discuss & review a change. Cheers, -- Iain Lane [ i...@orangesquash.org.uk ] Debian Developer [ la...@debian.org ] Ubuntu Developer [ la...@ubuntu.com ]
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