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Re: PackageKit application icons



On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 10:23 PM, Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:
> On 2009-01-28 at 16:17:51 -0500, Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com> wrote:
>> Rick L. Vinyard, Jr. (rvinyard cs nmsu edu) said:
>>> Ahhh... I see that now, and they're already there.
>>>
>>> It's a shame that's the only mechanism for adding icons. I'd like to see
>>> something other than cardboard boxes when looking for devel packages.
>>
>> The problem is you'd either need to:
>>
>> - include icons in the metadata (which gets very large, very fast)
>> - create a package that consists of all the icons that may be in
>>   the distro (which gets very messy to maintain, very fast)
>>
>> Neither of these are particularly good solutions.
>
> Well, we do have a PackageDB. Why couldn't we permit maintainers to go to:
>
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/packagedb
>
> Then, on the page for the package (once logged in, of course), click on
> the icon next to the package name (a question mark by default) and
> upload an icon. Then, extend the PackageDB API such that PackageKit
> tries to call out to PackageDB to get icons on a per package basis
> (also, as a list of packages).

Doesn't sound like a good idea. Unless we have packageDB mirrors.


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