Posted on July 24th, 2016 1 comment
Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,
Week 29 brought us, as usual, 4 snapshots. Those were 0715, 0716, 0718 and 0720. The most spectacular update was in 0715, but the entire week is noteworthy as Tumbleweed brought you those updates:
- Plasma 5.7.0
- KDE Framework 5.24.0
- KDE Applications 16.04.3
- Freetype 2.6.5
- Kernel 4.6.4
- The Live images again contain an installer option – now based on NET install
The following this are still brewing in staging areas:
- TeXLive 2016 – issues are solved, we can expect this in week 30
- Plasma never sleeps: version 5.7.2 pending
Seems short, but we can also see quite some resources from developers and testers redirected to openSUSE Leap 42.2 – which is a very welcome addition of course.
Posted on July 15th, 2016 No comments
Today, for once, I want to write about something else than just weekly reviews: how to ensure your application shows up in the Software Centers.
openSUSE currently ships two ‘Software Centers’. These programs make installing/removing of *applications* – things the USER actually cares for, easier. They both use the paradigm of ‘application stores’, that many users are well used to. (for reference, the two SCs currently are ‘KDE Discover’ and ‘GNOME Software’; they both use the same underlying technology * metadata, called AppStream).
Every now and then, some packagers reach out and ask why their application does not show up. There can be several reasons, but I want to try to explain the most common ones, that are likely to solve your issue > 90%.
NOTE: I will based the blog on example packages that have failures at the time of writing this post. This will obviously not valid for a long time and you won’t be able to ‘just reproduce’ what is written here. In order to reproduce the issues, you need to install the package “appstream-glib”.