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Re: PackageKit application icons



drago01 wrote:
> 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.
> 
We could generate static metadata from information in the pkgdb instead
of having packagekit download the icon information directly for every
package.

This could fit in with the idea of generating tag metadata from the
pakckagedb.

Someone has to code this, though.

-Toshio

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