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= User notes = The software-center application aims to make the software handling on the computer easy and consistent. = Developer notes = All non UI code must come with tests in the test/ subdirectoy. To setup your development environment, you'll need to ensure the following extra packages are installed: sudo apt-get install xvfb python-coverage python-mock python-aptdaemon.test \ python-qt4 python-unittest2 python-lxml pep8 sudo apt-get build-dep software-center You can then run tests with: cd test;make mkdir data/xapian You can run a developer instance with: python setup.py build mkdir data/xapian ./software-center The initial launch of this will take a bit as it will build a private search database but this is only needed once. == query parser == The query parser understands : "pkg:2vcard", "mime:text/html", "section:web", "origin:main" prefixes. == aptdaemon == * the dbus limits for the system bus are rather low, this means that adding <limit name="max_match_rules_per_connection">512</limit> and using something bigger than 512 is a good idea == environment == The following environment variables are supported: SOFTWARE_CENTER_AGENT_HOST - an alternative host to query for pay software SOFTWARE_CENTER_REVIEWS_HOST - an alternative host for the ratings&reviews SOFTWARE_CENTER_DEBUG_HTTP - enable httplib2 debuging SOFTWARE_CENTER_IPSUM_REVIEWS - generate random reviews SOFTWARE_CENTER_FAKE_REVIEW_API - use a fake server for all review network operations SOFTWARE_CENTER_GWIBBER_MOCK_USERS=2 - use mock gwibber service SOFTWARE_CENTER_AGENT_INCLUDE_QA - show not yet QA apps available from the agent SOFTWARE_CENTER_NET_DISCONNECTED - make software-center's netstatus module believe network manager is in a disconnected state SOFTWARE_CENTER_WEBLIVE_HOST - overwrite default weblive server SOFTWARE_CENTER_DISTRO_CODENAME - overwrite "lsb_release -c -s" output SOFTWARE_CENTER_ARCHITECTURE - overwrite the current architecture SOFTWARE_CENTER_NO_SC_AGENT - disable the software-center-agent SOFTWARE_CENTER_DEBUG_TABS - show notebook tabs for debugging SOFTWARE_CENTER_FORCE_DISABLE_CERTS_CHECK - disables certificates checking in webkit views (for use in test environments) SOFTWARE_CENTER_FORCE_NON_SSL - disable SSL (for use in test environments) == applications.menu == The menu file parser understands: Category, And, Or, Not The following additional XML filters are definied: SCType - e.g. "Applicatin" SCChannel - e.g. "lucid-partner" SCSection - e.g. "net" SCPkgname - e.g. "gimp" Additional .menu files can be added in: /usr/share/app-install/menu.d that software-center will read and parse. == XAPIAN == The following special prefixes are used: AA - application name (Abiword) AP - package name (abiword) AS - archive pocket (main) AE - archive section (mail, base, ...) AC - category (AudioVideo) AM - MimeType (application/x-ogg) AT - type (Application) AH - channel The following values are used: XAPIAN_VALUE_PKGNAME - pkgname XAPIAN_VALUE_ICON - icon name XAPIAN_VALUE_GETTEXT_DOMAIN - gettext domain XAPIAN_VALUE_ARCHIVE_SECTION - archive section (main, restricted, universe, multiverse) XAPIAN_VALUE_ARCHIVE_ARCH - architectures (seperated with ",", e.g. i386,amd64) - may be empty XAPIAN_VALUE_POPCON - popcon data XAPIAN_VALUE_SUMMARY - summary text XAPIAN_VALUE_DESKTOP_FILE - the desktop file that the information comes from XAPIAN_VALUE_PRICE - the price (if its a for-pay app) XAPIAN_VALUE_ARCHIVE_CHANNEL - channel (third party) XAPIAN_VALUE_ARCHIVE_PPA - the PPA name that the application is in XAPIAN_VALUE_ARCHIVE_DEBLINE - a deb line for the sources.list to access the given app XAPIAN_VALUE_ARCHIVE_SIGNING_KEYID - signing key id for the repository XAPIAN_VALUE_PURCHASED_DATE - the data a for-pay app was purchased (only available after the software-center-agent server was queried) XAPIAN_VALUE_SCREENSHOT_URLS - a (optional) list of "," seperated screenshot urls that overrides the default XAPIAN_VALUE_ICON_NEEDS_DOWNLOAD - icon needs to be fetched XAPIAN_VALUE_THUMBNAIL_URL - thumbnail url