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Version 0.12.10
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2019-01-18
Notes:
* This release drops its optional dependency on Curl in favor of a non-optional
dependency on libsoup.
Features:
* Sort addons less prominently than applications (Aleix Pol)
* validator: Display wrong data hint if metadata_license is invalid (Matthias Klumpp)
* Split tokens for descriptions as well (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Replace curl with libsoup for download tests (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update content rating for OARS 1.1, make CSM age conversion public API (Matthias Klumpp)
* tests: Don't duplicate XML/YAML preambles in test data (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add asynchronous method for loading the metadata pool (Matthias Klumpp)
* Try to reuse initial temporary cache when loading data into pool (Matthias Klumpp)
* Reduce minimum required GLib version to 2.58 (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for "runtime" component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use SPDX JSON and filter out license exceptions in static data (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update SPDX and TLD data (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for the WITH operator in recent SPDX (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add function to test if a license string is for free software (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Add wrappers for license exception and freeness tests (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Add vercmp shorthand for compare-versions subcommand (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Don't print validation issues in color and bold - color is enough (Matthias Klumpp)
* its: Mark name_variant_suffix as translatable (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make AsContext public API (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add convenience methods to direcly serialize a component to XML (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* docs: Adjust Freedesktop spec URLs to their new redirect locations (Matthias Klumpp)
* Document & implement the new name_variant_suffix tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Specify the "runtime" component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Permit alternative IDs in appstream URIs (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Fix double-free error when trying to dump bad XML markup (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Check URLs correctly if they have leading/trailing spaces (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove deprecated GLib API (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't autofree a temporary error that may be propagated (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't attempt to add a zero-length search token to the index (Matthias Klumpp)
* Filter out search tokens that are stemmed to nothing (Matthias Klumpp)
* Prefer locale with region code over plain language code if possible (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use the same locale fallback algorithm everywhere (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Don't fail when encountering WITH operator (Matthias Klumpp)
* contrib/vapi: Add deprecated ProvidedKind.MIMETYPE to preserve API (Rico Tzschichholz)
Version 0.12.9
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2019-09-24
Features:
* validator: Add method to retrieve list of all tags
* ascli: Add command to make a desktop-entry file from a metainfo file
* ascli: Add command for YAMl NEWS file conversion
* ascli: Convert text NEWS file as well
* Recognize Specification/Documentation as new section type when converting NEWS
* Augment metainfo file with release information automatically
* Use gperf for description markup as well
* validator: Make file-extension checks work with complex URIs
* Implement support for release issues
Specification:
* docs: Actually give a metadata license recommendation
* Document the issue tag, which can be part of release information
* spec: Explicitly allow WebP for images in metainfo files
* Permit requires/recommends relations on firmware, like Fwupd uses
Bugfixes:
* docs: Move compulsory_for_desktop where it belongs
* docs: Mention how to exclude .desktop files from being processed
* Make -Wdeprecated-copy non-fatal in maintainer mode for now
* cache: Relax LMDB database max size assumption a bit to help 32bit builds
* validator: Don't crash in assertion if we have no filename
* Catch more errors when parsing YAML and _ref less often
* Interleave translated/untranslated paragraphs when generating metainfo XML
* Don't format cached XML
* Don't emit language tag for screenshot if it is unnecessary
* docs: Add missing documentation to API reference
* docs: Document a few missing ascli subcommands
Version 0.12.8
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2019-08-16
Notes:
* This release changes the output of appstreamcli's validate actions.
Please account for that if you were parsing it! The new `--format=yaml`
flag for ascli may be interesting to produce machine-readable output.
Features:
* Add install-docs meson build option (Antonio Larrosa)
* Use more portable deprecation macro
* Deprecate AsIssueImportance, use equivalent AsIssueSeverity instead
* validator: Implement first bits of tag-based validation
* cli: Print terse issue list by default, make long explanation explicit
* Assume releases are sorted in metainfo, fail validation on wrong sorting
* validator: Allow returning validator output as structured YAML
* validator: Refine YAML output and allow CLI to generate it for validate-tree
* Improve XML node dumping functions
* Permit <em/> and <code/> in description paragraphs and lists
* validator: Don't complain about <em/> and <code/> in paragraphs
* validator: Validate release info better, check release dates
* Recognize more "provides" item types
* validator: Check relations for loops with the component itself
* its: Handle new inline markup correctly in translations
* Add AsVideo object to contain screenshot video data
* Implement video support for screenshots
* validator: Validate the new video screenshot element
* qt: Add support for screenshot videos
* validator: The default screenshot must not contain a video
* validator: Add methods to query tag severity/explanation explicitly
* Implement support for icon-theme components
Specification:
* spec: Recommend latest-to-oldest release order for metainfo
* spec: Permit use of <em/> and <code/> for description formatting
* docs: Clarify when/why to use .appdata.xml instead of .metainfo.xml extensions
* docs: Explain why name/summary should not be omitted for app metainfo files
* spec: Clarify that ISO 8601 dates in AppStream require the complete date
* spec: Specify videos as a screenshot option
* spec: Specify an icon-theme component type
Bugfixes:
* Change spelling: DBus → D-Bus, MIME types → Media types (Allan Nordhøy)
* pool: Use fallback tempdir if user /home does not exist
* Restore compatibility with GLib < 2.58
* Find LMDB even if no pkg-config file was installed
* pool: Improve error reporting on cache refreshes
* Fix possible NULL dereference
* Fix division-by-zero if there are no components available at all
* pool: Fix some error checks when adding components
* Report better errors when counting cached components fails
* Fix infinite recursion if component has itself listed as an addon
* validator: Correctly read line numbers in long files
* Catch out-of-context XML reading errors again
* Protect against addon extension loops in the cache
Version 0.12.7
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2019-06-16
Notes:
* This release changes the way AsPool caches components and will also
permanently keep components in an LMDB-based cache.
Additionally, the GVariant AsComponent serialization was removed.
Features:
* Depend on LMDB (Matthias Klumpp)
* tests: Test pool cache and XML read performance separately (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improvements to data caching and fulltext search (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add new LMDB based component cache (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Implicitly hash keys if they are too long for the database (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Implement all supported search modes (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Implement various performance optimizations and helpers (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Allow switch to nosync mode, make insertions threadsafe (Matthias Klumpp)
* Refactor component pool to make use of the mmap'ed caches by default (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't limit term length in user search queries (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ignore one-letter search terms (Matthias Klumpp)
* pool: Mask removed components in readonly caches so they can not be queried (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove component GVariant serialization (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Use binary representations for cache values (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Always refine launchable entries, to make them searchable (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make component scope API public (Matthias Klumpp)
* Handle LicenseRef URLs explicitly when extracing a license URL (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update static data (Matthias Klumpp)
* tests: Update perf test with test for the new cache implementation (Matthias Klumpp)
* its: Add "translatable" option in metainfo.its (fujiwarat)
Specification:
* Add a note about not dropping .desktop suffix from existing IDs (Kalev Lember)
* spec: clarify <translation/> purpose (Kamil Páral)
* docs: Explicitly rule out nested lists (Marius Vollmer)
* docs: Add link to project page to specification abstract (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Clarify format of the appstream: URI (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Clarify how to denote proprietary licenses (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* tests: Fix potential wrong output when two tests fail in parallel (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Allow some top-level tags to be empty (Matthias Klumpp)
* Only match all things for broad queries, for invalid ones return nothing (Matthias Klumpp)
* Determine system cache age correctly and don't needlessly refresh it (Matthias Klumpp)
* Never attempt to load the system cache when it is not needed (Matthias Klumpp)
* Assume "unknown" distribution ID by default (if /etc/os-release is missing) (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Ensure previous cache is closed before opening a new one (Matthias Klumpp)
* Put test data in alphabetical order (Robert Ancell)
* Generate XML and YAML in alphabetical order (Robert Ancell)
Version 0.12.6
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2019-03-02
Features:
* Implement artifacts (Matthias Klumpp)
* Search improvements (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* doc: help distinguish the 2 'languages' tags (Beuc)
* spec: Document the new artifacts tag (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Finnish
- Ammuu5
* Hungarian
- Balázs Úr
* Turkish
- Kemal Oktay Aktoğan
* Spanish
- advocatux
* Danish
- scootergrisen
Version 0.12.5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2019-01-26
Features:
* qt: expose the spdx parser to Qt users (Aleix Pol)
* Implement operating-system component and add convenience functions (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Add operating-system component type and a few utility functions (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow fetching the ISO8601 date directly alongside the timestamp in AsRelease (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement date_eol for AsRelease (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add convenience methods for retrieving date_eol as UNIX timestamp (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Allow retrieving the EOL timestamp for releases (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement new release details URL (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make rDNS conversion function more generic and add more extensive tests (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* docs: <release> tag can have details url (Jehan)
* spec: Specify the operating-system component (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Specify date_eol for releases (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Explicitly state list items are allowed in ol/ul lists (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Don't warn about issues in a cache refresh if there weren't any (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ensure releases are always sorted in descending order (Matthias Klumpp)
* pool: Fix g-i for get_components_*() while GPtrArray owns its elements (Rico Tzschichholz)
Translation:
* Chinese (Simplified)
- Dingzhong Chen
* German
- Johannes Keyser
* Turkish
- Mesut Akcan
* French
- Nathan
* Czech
- Pavel Borecki
* Catalan
- Robert Antoni Buj Gelonch
* Portuguese:
- ssantos
Version 0.12.4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2018-12-22
Features:
* pool: Be a lot more forgiving when encountering invalid components (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement component removal via remove-component merges (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Warn about insecure URLs, handle mailto: URLs (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add a contact URL type (Robert Ancell)
Specification:
* Document new remove-component merge type (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* as-pool: fix GObject annotation for GPtrArray owning the elements (Corentin Noël)
* Make invalid components ratio check more accurate (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ensure description paragraphs contain no invalid XML tags (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Norwegian Bokmål
- Allan Nordhøy
* Swedish
- Anders Jonsson
* Chinese (Traditional)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
- Jeff Huang
* Dutch
- Heimen Stoffels
* Russian
- Igor
* Galician
- Iván
* Japanese
- Ryo Nakano
- Kyotaro Iijima
* Turkish
- Mesut Akcan
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Lithuanian
- Moo
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Portuguese (Brazil)
- Rafael Fontenelle
* Portuguese
- ssantos
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
* Arabic
- alaazghoul
- mohammadA
Version 0.12.3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2018-10-22
Notes:
* Beginning with this release, data from local .desktop files will not be loaded into
the pool automatically, unless a metainfo file also exists.
This should ensure less duplicated components in general higher-quality data to be
displayed. It also provides another incentive to add/fix metainfo files.
If you prefer the previous behavior, set the AS_POOL_FLAG_READ_DESKTOP_FILES flag
on your AsPool instance.
Features:
* apt: Ignore errors post-update (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Allow content_rating to be empty (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Display stock icon name if no suitable icon was found for details view (Matthias Klumpp)
* Refactor loading of local metainfo files (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Clarify the requirement for content_attribute tags in content_rating (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Write intro for addon quickstart (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Replace hyphens in component-IDs of XML examples (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Ensure all addons are linked to a component (David Hewitt)
* Annotate nullable return types (David Hewitt)
* cache: Set explicit variant types for cases where they can not be inferred (Matthias Klumpp)
* utils: Handle NULL strings when comparing versions (Matthias Klumpp)
* Explicitly include string.h in as-tag.c (Matthias Klumpp)
* Properly ignore desktop-entry components if we have better data (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove AppStream XSD schema (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update static data (Matthias Klumpp)
* Set error variable if there were some errors during refinement (Stefan Bruens)
Translation:
* Norwegian Bokmål
- Allan Nordhøy
- Petter Reinholdtsen
* German
- Chris
* Spanish
- Tatiana Canales
* Japanese
- rikanotank1
Version 0.12.2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2018-08-04
Bugfixes:
* Fix a couple of incorrect g_ptr_array_unrefs (Iain Lane)
* Use autofree functions instead of freeing resources
explicitly (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add missing const (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ensure we don't produce a .pc file with unnecessary
Requires.private lines (Matthias Klumpp)
* Stop leaking local GVariantDict instance contents (Phil Miller)
* Drop leaked references to container items (Phil Miller)
Translation:
* Norwegian Bokmål
- Allan Nordhøy
* Swedish
- Anders Jonsson
* Indonesian
- Andika Triwidada
* Chinese (Traditional)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
* Dutch
- Heimen Stoffels
* French
- Hugo Locurcio
* Deutsch
- James Bond
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Lithuanian
- Moo
* Čeština
- Pavel Borecki
* Português (Brasil)
- Rafael Fontenelle
* Catalan
- Robert Antoni Buj Gelonch
* Arabic
- alaazghoul
Version 0.12.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2018-06-10
Features:
* ascli: Add command to compare version numbers (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Allow reading multiple localized strings from YAML data (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Always include the untranslated strings (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow to ignore media_baseurl when parsing metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Add implementation of the agreement tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add new "repository" component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Implement Agreements field (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Implement support for agreements (Matthias Klumpp)
* tests: Improve cache data tests, add agreement tag test (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use gperf for perfect hash generation for some tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* tests: Add rundimentary performance test (Matthias Klumpp)
* its: Mark agreement sections as translatable (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Add support for service/repository component types (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* docs: Describe the custom tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Describe the new agreement tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Clarify that the /usr/share/appdata/ path is legacy and should
not be used (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* its: Allow translation of release descriptions (Marc J)
* Load data from desktop files properly again (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update desktop-environment list (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Don't warn about inlining in maintainer mode (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Spanish
- Adolfo Jayme Barrientos
* Русский
- Igor
* French
- Jean-François Michaud
* Dutch
- Jeff Huijsmans
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
Version 0.12.0
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2018-04-04
Features:
* Implement release types (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Support release types (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update static data lists (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make as_str_replace use as_gstring_replace internally (Matthias Klumpp)
* spdx: Add some compatibility workarounds for SPDX 3.0 (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Validate SPDX license expressions for metadata_license (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Add config snippets to enable icon downloads (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Ensure all string values have whitespaces stripped (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make as_component_get_launchables public API (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for requires/recommends (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add recommends/requires data to the cache (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add a quick way to check if a version satisfies an AsRelation requirement (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Properly document the --no-net flag (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Allow to disable network acces via an environment variable (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Support 48x48px icons (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Make Requires/Recommends data more compact and easier to emit (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Validate requires/recommends tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* Default to format version 0.12 (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Add a "type" property to <release/> tag. (Jehan)
* spec: Initial draft for requires/recommends (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Document the YAML Rquires/Recommends fields (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Clarify that the memory requirement uses MiB as unit (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* qt: Implement missing constructors (Aleix Pol)
* apt: escape the icon scale factor as it is using the arobase character (Corentin Noël)
* Check plain language string in as_component_localized_get as well (Antonio Rojas)
* qt: Define location and soname for all configurations, not just Debug (Gabriel Souza Franco)
* Never override high-quality data with incomplete .desktop data (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make data update script work with recent SPDX (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add a timeout to URL validity checks (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Ukrainian
- AB
- Yuri Chornoivan
* Norwegian Bokmål
- Allan Nordhøy
* Swedish
- Anders Jonsson
* Indonesian
- Andika Triwidada
- se7entime
* German
- Andreas Kleinert
* Hungarian
- Balázs Meskó
- Balázs Úr
* Chinese (Traditional)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
* Russian
- Igor
* Finnish
- Juhani Numminen
* Korean
- Jung-Kyu Park
* Portuguese (Brazil)
- Luiz Fernando Ranghetti
- Rafael Fontenelle
- Rafael Henrique Mendes de Oliv
* Slovak
- Matúš Baňas
* Arabic
- Michal Čihař
- Mutaz Tayyeb AbuSaad
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Lithuanian
- Moo
* Czech
- Pavel Borecki
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Catalan
- Robert Antoni Buj Gelonch
Version 0.11.8
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2018-01-22
Features:
* validator: Emit a hint in case a discouraged AppStream ID style is used (Matthias Klumpp)
* l10n: Renamed Norwegian Bokmål language file (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* docs: Add quickstart instructions for intltool (David Steele)
* spec: Discourage use of hyphens and digit-started segments for IDs (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* qt: Export the AppStreamQt target (Aleix Pol)
* Various string improvements (Allan Nordhøy)
* validator: Don't make HEAD requests for URL checks, fetch first byte instead (Matthias Klumpp)
* Enforce a non-broken version of gobject-introspection (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ensure LINGUAS update is only run explicitly (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix a minor memory and fd leak (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Norwegian Bokmål
- Allan Nordhøy
- Petter Reinholdtsen
* Swedish
- Anders Jonsson
- Allan Nordhøy
* German
- Andreas Kleinert
* Chinese (Traditional)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
* Chinese (Simplified)
- Dingzhong Chen
* French
- Emmanuel Gil Peyrot
- Yvan Masson
* Dutch
- Heimen Stoffels
* Russian
- Igor
* Slovak
- Martina Tatranská
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Czech
- Pavel Borecki
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
Version 0.11.7
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2017-10-22
Notes:
* The appstreamcli validation commands now use curl if it is available to check all
URLs in the metadata for existence.
If you don't want this behavior, pass "--nonet" to appstreamcli. There might also
be false positives (one is known with the KDE bugtracker) that need to be investigated,
so feedback on this new feature is welcome.
Features:
* validator: Check all urls for validity (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Check web-application components for missing tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add API to retrieve the AppStream library version (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Allow fetching 128x128@2 HiDPI icons (Rico Tzschichholz)
Specification:
* Add the "url" launchable type (Dimitrios Christidis)
* spec: Clarify some icon details in the collection data (Marius Vollmer)
* spec: Allow <icon> tags in generic components (Marius Vollmer)
* spec: Specify the web-application component type (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Fix endless loop when validating screenshots (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Show a list of component-types when --help is passed to new-template (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Drop the wget fallback, making missing curl only an info (Matthias Klumpp)
* meson: Properly define header-file in gir (Rico Tzschichholz)
Translation:
* Norwegian Bokmål [new!]
- Allan Nordhøy
* Swedish
- Anders Jonsson
* German
- Andreas Kleinert
* Chinese (Traditional)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
* Dutch
- Heimen Stoffels
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Czech
- Pavel Borecki
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
Version 0.11.6
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2017-10-02
Features:
* Improve screenshot validation (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow to disable introspection (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Revert back to the old build option names (Matthias Klumpp)
* Apply maintainer flags equally to C++ and C (Matthias Klumpp)
* Explicitly set C/C++ standard versions (Matthias Klumpp)
* vapi: Include the right header (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Correctly write screenshots tag again (Matthias Klumpp)
* Do not cache a screenshot that doesn't have images (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Support legacy screenshot tags again (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Swedish
- Anders Jonsson
* Portuguese (Brazil)
- Davi da Silva Böger
- Rafael Fontenelle
Version 0.11.5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2017-09-04
Features:
* Restructure build feature flags (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow disabling API documentation build (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* qt: Don't check bitness when finding AppStreamQt (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Indonesian
- se7entime
Version 0.11.4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2017-08-30
Notes:
* This release switches the build system from CMake to Meson. You will need
Meson (>= 0.42) in order to build AppStream. Please test for any regressions.
Features:
* Implement Meson support (Matthias Klumpp)
* meson: Make build with sanitizers (partially) work again (Matthias Klumpp)
* meson: Add helper script for building documentation (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Always rebuild documentation on-demand (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update README for Meson (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement cockpit-manifest launchable type (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Actually validate the type property of "launchable" tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow to search the pool for components that provide a launchable (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Add new function to search components by launchable (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: New "cockpit-manifest" launchable type (Marius Vollmer)
Bugfixes:
* validator: Complain if a component has no ID (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Chinese (Traditional)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
Version 0.11.3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2017-08-04
Bugfixes:
* qt: Don't crash when an error is found and no error string is passed (Aleix Pol)
* Propagate document context to the context object for XML files (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Correctly recognize "launchable" as valid tag (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Swedish
- Anders Jonsson
* Czech
- Pavel Borecki
* Catalan
- Robert Antoni Buj Gelonch
Version 0.11.2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2017-07-18
Features:
* cache: Refactor cache functions (Matthias Klumpp)
* Deduplicate origin/locale/arch with AsContext (Matthias Klumpp)
* Get rid of a couple of internal helper methods (Matthias Klumpp)
* cli: When using convert, always assume collection style for YAML (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* Adjust docs to clearly state that licenses are SPDX expressions (Harald Sitter)
Bugfixes:
* qt: Improve Icon QDebug information (Aleix Pol)
* Resolve crash when serializing lots of XML documents (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Don't truncate translated entries after encounting a wrong locale (Matthias Klumpp)
* Set a real locale if locale is set to "ALL" (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Make ending dot in component name only a pedantic issue (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Arabic
- Heba ahmed
* Russian
- Igor
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Lithuanian
- Moo
* Spanish
- Piotr Drąg
Version 0.11.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2017-07-02
Notes:
* This release contains refactoring of the XML/YAML parsers and some other changes that are more invasive
than usual.
Features:
* qt: Add new getters/setters and classes to be on par with the GObject library (Jan Grulich)
* qt: Add AS::Metadata class used for parsing desktop and appstream metadata files (Jan Grulich)
* Refactor the XML parser and serialization code (Matthias Klumpp)
* Refactor the YAML parser and emitter code (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement 'service' component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve speed of metainfo description parsing slightly (Matthias Klumpp)
* test: Add additional testcase for reading metainfo description tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* test: Test metainfo descriptions starting with enumerations (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* doc: Add Distro Packaging page (Jeremy Bicha)
* doc: Add "service" components and their launchables (Marius Vollmer)
* Allow components to provide other components (provides -> id) (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* doc: Uncomment line in middle of paragraph (Jeremy Bicha)
* doc: A releases tag is not essential for components, but summary is (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow descriptions to start with an enumeration (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ensure we always update with fresh data when refreshing the cache (Matthias Klumpp)
* Replace invalid components in the pool with new ones of the same name (Matthias Klumpp)
* Resolve a few potential bugs (found by static checks) (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Check if we are trying to parse a real component (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Spanish
- Adolfo Jayme-Barrientos
* Hungarian
- Balázs Úr
* Dutch
- Heimen Stoffels
* Russian
- Igor
* French
- Jean-Baptiste
* Lithuanian
- Moo
* Czech
- Pavel Borecki
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
* Serbian (latin)
- Слободан Симић(Slobodan Simić)
Version 0.11.0
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2017-05-03
Features:
* Implement read/write support for content ratings (Matthias Klumpp)
* tests: Test the content_rating tag XML read/write (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Read/write ContentRating (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Handle the content-rating property (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add new AsLaunch type (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fully implement the launchable tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* Recognize scaling factor for HiDPI icons (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Allow fetching HiDPI icons (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Don't give wrong information about the <font/> tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Specify content_rating tag for content age ratings (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Specify the new launchable tag and apply its effects (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add note on where to place icons with a scaling factor (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Add missing word in string (Anders Jonsson)
* yaml: Fix crash when serializing component with a dbus:user provided item (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Don't write cache if there are no valid components (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Clarify "permissive" for metadata_license and make the paragraph more explicit (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ensure GVFS never starts in root user slice (Matthias Klumpp)
* Correctly tokenize values with dash or plus (Matthias Klumpp)
* vapi: Add appstream.deps file (Rico Tzschichholz)
Translation:
* Swedish
- Anders Jonsson
- Josef
* Indonesian
- Andika Triwidada
* Chinese (Traditional)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
* Chinese (China)
- Dingzhong Chen
- 陈鼎中
* Gaelic
- GunChleoc
* Dutch
- Heimen Stoffels
* Russian
- Igor
- Maxim Taranov
* French
- Jean-Baptiste
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Lithuanian
- Moo
* Turkish
- Muhammet Kara
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
* Serbian
- Slobodan Simić
Version 0.10.6
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2017-01-22
Features:
* validator: Be more strict about the <icon> tag types in metainfo files (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Unconditionally check for name and summary (Matthias Klumpp)
* Move all merge logic to AsComponent (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow making AppStream consume data from metainfo instead of collection files (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Do not enable any icon downloads by default (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Check categories in XML as well (Matthias Klumpp)
* cli: Make templates for different component-types a bit more useful (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow a few more permissive licenses for metadata_license (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add support for "+" operator at the end of SPDX license identifiers (Kalev Lember, Matthias Klumpp)
* cli: Print tiny summary after validation (very useful for validate-tree) (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Validate for hyperlinks in description / summary / developer-name (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Make missing long description a pedantic issue in more cases (Matthias Klumpp)
* Also recognize "FSFUL" license as pemissive (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Adjust priorities of missing modalias/font tags in driver/font components (Matthias Klumpp)
* Skip loading desktop-entries if we know their component already (Matthias Klumpp)
* Be lazier, only parse what is necessary in the data pool (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Clarify that name/summary are now always required for metainfo files (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Clarify desktop vs. desktop-application (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add a small paragraph about whether and what xmlns to use (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Make it clear <categories/> can be used in metainfo files too (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Make clear that update_contact's value is case-insensitive (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Make sure all examples follow the reverse-DNS scheme (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Don't hardcode share dir but use CMAKE_INSTALL.. (Heiko Becker)
* validator: Don't enforce .desktop suffix on desktop-app component IDs (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Allow catching error strings returned by Pool::load (Aleix Pol)
* Always drop data from desktop-entry files if we have better metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Install icons back if they went completely missing (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update SPDX and TLD data (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Read release/urgency key (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Chinese (Taiwan)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
* Dutch (new!)
- Heimen Stoffels
* Russian
- Igor
* Finnish
- Juhani Numminen
- Lari Oesch
* Portuguese
- Manuela Silva
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Czech
- Pavel Borecki
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
* French
- Yvan Masson
Version 0.10.5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-12-22
Features:
* Match modalias wildcards on regular searches (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Add methods to get/set custom data in metainfo/collection files (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make cache update issue messages slightly more verbose (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add preliminary code for reading metainfo files in addition to .desktop files (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Cache custom fields as well (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* qt: Make sure dependencies are fetched when looking for the package (Aleix Pol)
* yaml: Consistently read/write the Suggests field (Matthias Klumpp)
* Correctly read bundle kind from XML data (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Russian
- Igor
* German
- Lukas Selch
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Turkish
- Muhammet Kara
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
* Portuguese (Brazil)
- dsboger
Version 0.10.4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-11-27
Features:
* qt: Introduce AppStream::Suggested in the Qt frontend (Aleix Pol)
Bugfixes:
* Properly validate suggests tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Add an empty check to Provided and return it if necessary (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add path search to find libstemmer headers (#91) (Neal Gompa)
Translation:
* Indonesian
- John Vandenberg
- Prasasto Adi
- Sandy Kurniawan
* English (United Kingdom)
- John Vandenberg
* Lithuanian
- Moo
Version 0.10.3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-11-01
Notes:
* The release breaks the Qt library API. Patches to make KDE Discover use the new API exist
in its Git master branch, and will be available with Plasma 5.9.
The patches will likely not enter the stable branch, so if you want to upgrade AppStream,
you might need to ship patches for Discover downstream to use the new API.
Features:
* qt: Update API to reflect more recent AppStream features, be easier to
extend and also a bit faster due to removing needless data conversions.
(Matthias Klumpp, Aleix Pol)
* Make components record their origin kind internally (Matthias Klumpp)
* Provide a file:/ URL for icons when we know a file name (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add support for Snappy/Snap bundles (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* Add new AppStream logo and button (Ken Vermette)
* Add new AppStream logo and buttons to the docs (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* ascli: When converting, always include all translations (Matthias Klumpp)
* Match .desktop files and metainfo data properly if ID is lacking .desktop suffix (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Chinese (Taiwan)
- Mingye Wang
* Chinese (China)
- Mingye Wang
* English (United Kingdom)
- Sandy Kurniawan
* Indonesian
- Sandy Kurniawan
Version 0.10.2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-10-10
Features:
* test: Add unittests for reading urls (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Add AppStream::Category class (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Add missing URL type (Matthias Klumpp)
* Handle "font" provided type in XML and YAML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Replace Intltool with modern Gettext/Itstool (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add logic to parse desktop entries (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't add ignored components to the pool (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Validate fd.o domain name, make GNOME warning only pedantic (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Allow languages tag in metainfo files (Matthias Klumpp)
* Read information from .desktop files and add it to the pool (Matthias Klumpp)
* Give the client app full control on what data sources we load (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add private API for component scoping (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* docs: Clarify name/summary essentialness for desktop-apps (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Clarify how fonts provides should be handled (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Simplify font metainfo, add more examples and clarify requirements (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* ascli: Replace refresh-index with refresh-cache in help text (#81) (Larry Price)
* qt: nullptr access on unopened databases resulting in a crash (Harald Sitter)
* qt: The data pool must always be valid during the Database lifetime (Matthias Klumpp)
* If search results are going to be sorted, it makes sense for higher scores to be at the top of the list. Fixes #77. (Larry Price)
* validator: Don't enforce long descriptions on fonts (Matthias Klumpp)
* Hardcode metainfo directory (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Make every module use the global no-color flag properly (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Don't emit excess warnings on missing type properties (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Hungarian
- Balázs Úr
* German
- James Bond
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Lithuanian (new!)
- Moo
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Portuguese (Brazil)
- Rafael Capaci Pereira
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
Version 0.10.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-09-16
Features:
* Add AppStream button image (Ken Vermette)
* Ship a metainfo file (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't use an extra hash table for AsProvided (Matthias Klumpp)
* Register bundle type for AppImageKit (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement localization component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Complain less-loudly when encontering GNOME-specific tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Check for superfluous dots (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Strictly validate ID for KDE and GNOME (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Modernize the way we handle subcommands (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Allow retrieving the desktop-id of a component (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* Add new driver component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Describe localization component type (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* docs: Add a few missing classes to the API docs (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix cache (de)serialization for screenshots and suggestions (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Set screenshot image type correctly (Matthias Klumpp)
* cache: Iterate the right dictionary when looking at checksums (#71) (Iain Lane)
* apt: Ignore broken symlinks in /var/lib/apt/lists (Iain Lane)
* as_get_yml_data_origin: Error out if opening the file fails for any reason (Iain Lane)
* Make addons find their target component again (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Don't fail if we encounter a translated node without template (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't use GObject ref on GPtrArray (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Read metainfo files correctly when converting files (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Properly serialize provides tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* pool: Correctly update addon info when loading data from a cache object (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Auto-disable colors if we are not on a tty (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Enforce string/int type on YAML scalars (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Fix loading of cached icons in all formats (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Never lie about a component kind (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Hungarian
- Balázs Úr
* Chinese (Taiwan)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
* German
- Matthias Klumpp
* Italian
- Milo Casagrande
* Indonesian
- Mohamad Hasan Al Banna
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Kurdish Sorani [NEW!]
- Rasti K5
* Ukrainian
- Yuri Chornoivan
Version 0.10.0
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-08-30
Notes:
* This release breaks API/ABI in order to support multiple metadata sets describing the same
component (needed for bundling support), moving away from the database as central data store
and general cleanup.
* Porting is relatively straightforward, if you were using AsDatabase, you should switch to AsPool
now (AsDatabase has been a wrapper around AsPool for a while anyway).
* Many methods became private API with this release, file a bug if you miss anything.
* The 'categories.xml' file is gone - please account for that if you were reading it directly,
and consider using AsCategory instead, which offers the same functionality.
Features:
* Remove the AsDatabase class (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use cmakedefine for compile-time features (Matthias Klumpp)
* Rename AsDataPool -> AsPool (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add placeholder enum for web applications (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Implement Appstream::Release for the Qt interface (Aleix Pol)
* Recognize the "Pantheon" desktop for Elementary (Matthias Klumpp)
* Get rid of the menu parser and make AsCategory more useful instead (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow AsComponent to automatically check for list-value duplicates (Matthias Klumpp)
* Give bundles their own class (Matthias Klumpp)
* Stop shipping the categories.xml file (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow multiple metadata sets in the pool to describe a component (Matthias Klumpp)
* Name AppStream metadata styles consistently (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow the 'C' description fallback to be turned off (Iain Lane)
* Make AsScreenshot return localized images by default (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow to compare AsRelease versions easily (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make get_icon_repository_paths private API (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Allow dumping metadata as YAML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use GVariant instead of ProtoBuf based cache (Matthias Klumpp)
* Enable stemming by default (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make components directly reference their addons, avoiding to query twice (Matthias Klumpp)
* Refactor data pool metadata loading (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow setting the AppStream format version when (de)serializing data (Matthias Klumpp)
* Always write modern metadata, unless a lower format version is requested explicitly (Matthias Klumpp)
* Also find components in searches which have the search keyword in an addon (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Add function to convert XML to YAML and vice versa (Matthias Klumpp)
* Consistent naming for metadata format and style (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Add hint on how the keywords tag should be localized (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Resolve unit test failures on arm and mips (Matthias Klumpp)
* gir: Correctly annotate ownership transference of GPtrArrays (Matthias Klumpp)
* l10n: Drop languages without translations (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't hide symbols in public headers (Matthias Klumpp)
* Properly validate desktop-environment strings (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Fix name/summary check in validate-tree (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Properly write localized keywords (Matthias Klumpp)
* Avoid watching superfluous directories for metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update architecture diagrams and optimize PNGs (Matthias Klumpp)
* Get rid of Xapian-isms (Matthias Klumpp)
Translation:
* Chinese (Taiwan)
- Chang-Chia Tseng
* Chinese (China)
- Dingzhong Chen
- wsxy162
* French:
- Christophe CHAUVET
- Claude Paroz
* German:
- Mario Blättermann
* Czech:
- Michal Čihař
* Italian:
- Milo Casagrande
* Russian:
- Nataliia
* Polish
- Piotr Drąg
* Catalan:
- Robert Antoni Buj Gelonch
* Ukrainian:
- Yuri Chornoivan
* Hungarian:
- kelemeng
Version 0.9.8
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-08-10
Features:
* qt: Different approach for storing the icon size and url relation (Aleix Pol)
* Strictly validate AppStream IDs (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add AsSuggested class (Lucas Moura)
* tests: Test merges for suggestions (Lucas Moura)
* Add functions handling SPDX license ids and expressions (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Include a line-hint in the issue report (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement console-application component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Validate files following the new cid scheme properly (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Validate metadata_license for permissiveness (Matthias Klumpp)
* Compress cache data (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement "translate" URL type (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Implement the suggests tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Implement reading and writing of Suggests field (Matthias Klumpp)
* Consider merge components valid if they have at least an ID (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Read/write merge components (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Add console-application component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Streamline the requirements for component-ids (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Define a "translate" URL type (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Specify the suggests tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Describe the merge property (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Proofreading fixes (Philip Withnall)
Bugfixes:
* Make searching for multiple terms work properly again (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't fail on invalid search terms (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't re-instantiate stemmer on each use (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Line-wrap unicode texts properly on the console (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add missing docs to the API reference (Matthias Klumpp)
* tests: Add test description to each test (Matthias Klumpp)
* Sort search results by default (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix a few issues with merging (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.9.7
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-07-20
Notes:
* This release contains a lot of very invasive changes and deprecates some API, most
notably AsDatabase. Please test this release carefully.
There will be an API/ABI break in a future release, so if possible please adjust your
code to not use deprecated interfaces.
Features:
* Don't fall back to Debian screenshots server if none is specified for the distro (Matthias Klumpp)
* Split out distro-specific helpers (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement Xapian-less search (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use a pure PB cache instead of Xapian (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Don't rely on Xapian for searches (Matthias Klumpp)
* Deprecate AsDatabase (Matthias Klumpp)
* Hide internal symbols from the symbols table (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow injecting components into the pool and unittest the cache (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add by-category filter to AsDataPool (Matthias Klumpp)
* Validate Freedesktop category names (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow building AppStream with stemming support (Matthias Klumpp)
* Cache search tokens (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* docs/quickstart: Clarify the role of releases/provides (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs/quickstart: Screenshot images don't need to define width/height (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* qt: Properly expose enums for introspection (Aleix Pol)
* qt: Make it possible to easily output data types using QDebug (Aleix Pol)
* xml: Fix formatting of <screenshot/> tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Work around non-threadsafe behavior of libxml2 (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Properly write provides tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix code documentation for as_component_get_id (Lucas Moura)
* Fix some xmldata methods documentation (Lucas Moura)
* cli: Create metainfo directory if it is missing and respect DESTDIR (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.9.6
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-05-12
Features:
* Improve metadata file decompression code (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Simplify loading of data too (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make it easy to compile with Address Sanitizer enabled (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow compiling with UBSan as well (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add back support for Travis CI (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Write Releases field (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* qt: Properly check for component validity (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ensure decompressed metadata is null-terminated (Neil Mayhew)
* validator: Long descriptions are not needed for generic components (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make VAPI generation depend on GIR typelibs explicitly (Matthias Klumpp)
* Be more verbose when failing to move the cache directory (Matthias Klumpp)
* Handle format errors when parsing YAML metadata (Neil Mayhew)
Version 0.9.5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-05-02
Features:
* Update README (Matthias Klumpp)
* Provide a bit more hints for translators (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve error messages when reading broken XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Load all XML in AsXMLData (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement reading localized images from metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* Write localized images in XML/YAML serialize routines (Matthias Klumpp)
* Unify codepaths for checking compatible locales (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Implement read/write support for the Languages field (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Serialize and read languages tag properly (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Validate files in legacy paths too (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Allow localized screenshot images (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Refactor icon-finding code and fix rare double-free corruption (Matthias Klumpp)
* Properly validate randomly ordered XML tags for duplicates (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: The translation tag is only valid in metainfo files (Matthias Klumpp)
* Be slightly less pedantic about size info when reading screenshot images (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Properly write <release/> description tag (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.9.4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-04-18
Features:
* Handle legacy screenshot tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* Print prettier YAML documents (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Allow loading of distro metadata slices without header (Matthias Klumpp)
* Do not check for installation candidate on minimal validation (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't check if component has an installation candidate before including it (Matthias Klumpp)
* Quick-check components only when the pool is fully loaded (Matthias Klumpp)
* Support the stub data of GNOME Software (Matthias Klumpp)
* Support reading per-component priorities (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement the architecture property (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use architecture data to resolve conflicting IDs (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add icon size information to generated XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* xml: Load size hints for icons (Matthias Klumpp)
* l10n: Update
Specification:
* docs: Explicitly define more minimally required tags per component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make /usr/share/metainfo the canonical path for upstream metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Make architecture a property of <components/>, and no tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Update the cached icon DEP-11 specification to allow size information (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Fix a few minor issues spotted by the YAML validator (Matthias Klumpp)
* Correctly build distro XML descriptions from upstream XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Be very strict about which elements are allowed in a description tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Prevent bool keys (Matthias Klumpp)
* ascli: Properly print long descriptions and wrap lines (Matthias Klumpp)
* Export less C++ symbols (Matthias Klumpp)
* Show a better error message when failing to parse XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow adding 0x0 icons (Matthias Klumpp)
* yaml: Implement the updated "cached" icon format in a backwards-compatible way (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Drop flat repository entries (Matthias Klumpp)
* Probe less sizes if we already have size information (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't make stubs delete package information from valid components (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Handle quoted origin entries properly (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.9.3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-03-24
Features:
* Allow to update an existing component with fresh metadata
* Implement YAML serialization
* writer: Allow to omit writing a header/root node
* cli: Add convenience method to install metainfo files
* cli: Add a new "status" command for various diagnostic information
* yaml: Allow unicode
* Print prettier XML by default
* l10n: Update
Bugfixes:
* Reset umask before building the data cache
* apt: Work around APT using server mtime for its downloaded files
Version 0.9.2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-02-28
Features:
* qt: Improve usage of Qt containers (Aleix Pol)
* qt: Implement Component::extends on the Qt front-end (Aleix Pol)
* qt: Also call reserve for bundles on the Qt frontend (Aleix Pol)
* validator: strstrip values when reading XML/YAML and validate linebreaks in summaries (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Check if a description is present (Matthias Klumpp)
* Always build with YAML support (Matthias Klumpp)
* Move XML parser into its own class (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make data-pool use the new YAML-aware metadata parser (Matthias Klumpp)
* Simplify data-pool building routine (Matthias Klumpp)
* Preprocess extension information for frontends (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Use the new extensions property (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement translations tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* cli: Document the "install" command (Matthias Klumpp)
* l10n: Update
Specification:
* spec: Document the translation tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* doc: Don't use <tip/> tags in documentation (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Mention the essential tags for a type:desktop component (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* as-cache-builder: Cope with no YAML documents (Iain Lane)
* 50appstream: Don't run if we can't write to the system paths (Iain Lane)
* Check for writability instead of root permissions when updating the cache (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Don't compute screenshot images and then forget about them (Aleix Pol)
* Add the missing extends property to the Xapian cache (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Don't fail validation for description-less addons. (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make reading empty cache values more robust (Matthias Klumpp)
* Check if GIR scanner & compiler are really installed (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.9.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2016-02-04
Features:
* Improve Qt5 usage (Aleix Pol)
* Also use Q_GLOBAL_STATIC for Provides::kindToString (Aleix Pol)
* validator: Validate the font component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement date property on release tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ship ITS files from KDE upstream (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* doc: Clarify why the metadata_license tag is needed (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Specify font component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* doc: Update year and version (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Specify a date attribute on release tags, containing an ISO8601 time (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Lower cmake requirement to 3.1.0 (Harald Sitter)
* doc: DEP-11 URLs are no integers (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Hide appstreamcli stdout output (Matthias Klumpp)
* Return specific error when cache was not found (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Ensure DEP-11 files stay gzip compressed (Matthias Klumpp)
* apt: Correctly test for appstreamcli (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix a few memory leaks (Matthias Klumpp)
* Work around limitations of GLibs time_val_from_iso8601 function (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.9.0
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2015-12-12
Notes:
* This release breaks API/ABI, ensure you adjust your depending applications!
All code marked as legacy has been removed, as well as some older, now unnecessary
classes. Instead, new classes, like AsProvided, have now been introduced.
Take a look at the API documentation for furher information.
* For Debian-based systems, we now provide full integration with the APT package-manager.
Support for this feature needs to be explicitly enabled at build-time.
Features:
* Use modern GLib macros to declare types (Matthias Klumpp)
* Refactor icon handling (Matthias Klumpp)
* Refactor handling of provided items (Matthias Klumpp)
* Modernize AsCacheBuilder class (Matthias Klumpp)
* Modernize AsCategory class (Matthias Klumpp)
* Bump API level (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make some AsComponent methods private (Matthias Klumpp)
* Drop obsolete utility functions (Matthias Klumpp)
* Modernize AsDatabase class (Matthias Klumpp)
* Drop AsSearchQuery (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make AsDistroDetails a modern class (Matthias Klumpp)
* Modernize AsMenuParser and AsImage (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update validator classes (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve error handling for database queries. (Matthias Klumpp)
* Initial code to improve APT integration (Matthias Klumpp)
* Refine the AsDataPool class (Matthias Klumpp)
* cli: Add new install command to directly install components (Matthias Klumpp)
* cli: Make removal of packages by component-id possible (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make cache builder smarter in detecting metadata changes (Matthias Klumpp)
* l10n: Update translations
Bugfixes:
* categories: Add missing icon names (Aleix Pol)
* Tweak the component-id-collision test slightly (Matthias Klumpp)
* AsComponent: Added missing documentation (Corentin Noël)
* gir: Fix warnings (Matthias Klumpp)
* Always build a new cache if none existed yet in the target location (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't do symlink maintenance if target doesn't exist yet (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.8.6
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2015-11-06
Features:
* Define autoptr macros for AppStream types (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement the release/size tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Check for missing name / summary in metainfo and .desktop files
(Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Specify the appstream:// URL handler (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add new size tag to the release tag (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Don't fail displaying package names in component_to_string (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fixed VAPI compilation. (Corentin Noël)
* qt: Correctly load icon urls again (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add missing GIR annotations. (Corentin Noël)
* Reinitialize the DEP-11 parser after each file (Corentin Noël)
Version 0.8.5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2015-10-14
Features:
* Update README
* Use ProtoBuf to serialize data for the Xapian cache
* Annotate the proto definition with descriptions about the messages
* Restructure database schema definition
* qt: Read screenshots pb data
* qt: Fully support the new database layout
* Show if component type is unknown in debug output
* Implement the release-urgency property
* qt: Don't build standalone - this now only leads to potential errors
* qt: Add some very basic unit tests
* Enable unit-tests unconditionally
Specification:
* spec: Document the release-urgency property
Bugfixes:
* Don't stop processing completely, if XML file with errors is found
* cli: Fix display of detailed output
* Correctly check the database schema version
* Move default cache to avoid errors when the old db is still around
* qt: Ensure database schema version matches
* Don't crash if database schema is unknown
Version 0.8.4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2015-09-08
Features:
* ascli: Validate whole file trees
* qt: Align version number with the AppStream version numbers
* validator: Always include the filename in validator output
* qt: Remove support for Qt4
* ascli: Allow some commands to bypass the cache
* Change validator output to make it a bit easier to read
* validator: Validate metainfo filenames as well
* l10n: Update translations
Bugfixes:
* Fix crash when parsing metainfo file without all locales enabled
* ascli: Make manpage reflect reality
Version 0.8.3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2015-08-28
Notes:
* All the different appstream-* tools are now combined in one
appstream-cli tool.
Features:
* Be less strict about valid screenshot tags
* Implement changes on provides/firmware
* Rename the 'appstream*' tools to 'appstream-cli'
* Implement MediaBaseUrl property
* dep11: Implement parsing of Releases
Specification:
* docs: Document the new naming scheme for type:firmware component IDs
* Start documenting DEP-11 in AppStream as well
* docs: Mention the DEP-11 validator tool
* docs: Completely describe current DEP-11 spec
Bugfixes:
* The DBus session bus is actually an user bus
* Fix component priorization for XML and YAML
Version 0.8.2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2015-06-26
Notes:
* Ubuntu AppInstall support has been removed from this release, as its data
never matched the DEP11/ASXML data and pretty much every distribution can offer
one of those better data sources now.
* This release contains some heavy refactoring, most importantly it removes the
"DataProvider" concept and hardcodes the ASXML/DEP11 metadata parsers.
This improves maintainability and speed of the AppStream libraries.
Please report any bugs you may find!
Features:
* Refactor DataProvider code (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove DEP-11 validator, it belongs to the dep11 package (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add icon information to generated XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow more than one checksum kind per AsRelease (Matthias Klumpp)
* Propagate bundle information in case multiple components with the same id are found
(Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* tests: Add unit test for simple XML description writer (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove some useless code in AsDataPool and recognize DEP-11 data again (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix several quirks in the ASXML description writing code (Matthias Klumpp)
* tests: Add rudimentary DEP-11 test (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix a rare double-free corruption (Matthias Klumpp)
* Extract correct description markup when reading distro XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Updated POTFILES.in (Piotr Drąg)
Version 0.8.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2015-05-31
Features:
* qt: Add QLoggingCategory appstreamqt.database (Daniel Nicoletti)
* Don't implicitly clear component list when parsing XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for firmware component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Recognize firmware component type (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Document the firmware component (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* qt: Remove useless moc file on database.cpp (Daniel Nicoletti)
* Fix doc symlink install code (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Load developer_name from database (Matthias Klumpp)
* Prevent crash when saving an empty XML document (Matthias Klumpp)
* Handle empty XML document as valid file (Matthias Klumpp)
* Relicense some remaining files from GPLv3 to GPLv2 (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix typo which prevented description XML from being generated (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.8.0
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2015-01-26
Notes:
* This release contains a few new tags, <source_pkgname/> and <bundle/>, as well
as several specification refinements.
Refer to the documentation for detailed explanations.
Features:
* qt: Make Qt5 default (Aleix Pol)
* validator: Hide pedantic issues by default (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make origin a public property of the metadata generator (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement the <bundle/> tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Implement support for bundles (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update the validator to the latest spec version (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement <source_pkgname/> tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Make it possible to validate a gzip-compressed metadata file (Matthias Klumpp)
* Install prebuilt documentation by default (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Allow width and height properties for "local" and "remote" icons (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add <bundle/> tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Allow bundles of type "xdg-app", additionally to "limba" (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Make clear that <release/> tags may have a <description/> child (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Recommend screenshot sizes for distro-XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Specify the <source_pkgname/> tag (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Clean up some dead code in Xapian wrapper (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix a couple of minor issues found by static code analysis (Matthias Klumpp)
* asi: Always return a valid exit code (Matthias Klumpp)
* Always search for data in /usr/share, ignore DATADIR (Aleix Pol)
* Correctly read and propagate language properties (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add missing developer_name to database (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve database-writing code to ignore NULL values (Matthias Klumpp)
* Properly write localized XML for some tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Fix empty-check for description tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Don't perform sanity checks on the metadata tag (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.7.6
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2015-01-14
Notes:
* This release contains some API and ABI breaks. Recompiling against the new library
should be the only necessary step for most software, if you were not using
deprecated functionality.
Features:
* Update translations
* Update database location for possible fast language switching (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use colorful output when using GCC and compiling in maintainer-mode (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make API to parse distro XML in AsMetadata public (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow building distro XML from a list of AsComponent objects (Matthias Klumpp)
* Convert AsComponent into a "modern" GObject (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add extra multilanguage support to AsComponent, which is needed for
complete serialization (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove functions marked as deprecated (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add convenience functions to save generated XML (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Move component serialization to AsMetadata (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.7.5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2014-11-28
Features:
* Update translations
Specification:
* doc: Clarify meaning of icon types (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* dep11: Fix memory leak in DEP-11 parser (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix origin<->name confusion (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.7.4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2014-10-30
Features:
* Add local icon directories to the icon search path (Matthias Klumpp)
* Properly handle origin and icons in size-specific directories (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow client applications to fetch icons in multiple sizes (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Implement multisize-icons (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Add documentation to the deprecated methods (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Ensure that stock and cached icons only contain the icon basename (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* dep11: refine quote test (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't count it as problem if no metadata is found (Matthias Klumpp)
* Check if AppInstall directory exists, before attempting to scan it (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't query system categories while processing metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.7.3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2014-10-10
Features:
* Implement basic support for the new icon cache layout (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Update the icon-cache layout to allow icons with larger sizes (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Treat the text/plain mimetype equal to YAML or XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use camel-case for the AppStream GIR (as used everywhere else) (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Include QMultiHash (Aleix Pol)
* Fix wrong DATADIR variable (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.7.2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2014-09-22
Notes:
* This release drops the PackageKit plugin (and the build dependency on PK alltogether).
This means that AppStream will no longer automagically update the Xapian index. Please
make sure that tools or packages which modify the AppStream distro XML/YAML call
'appstream-index refresh' when they are done. (reason for dropping the plugin is PackageKit
removing support for plugins with its 1.0 release)
Features:
* Remove the PackageKit plugin (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use GNUInstallDirs (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Ensure that we do not convert NULL to a C++ string (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix check for generic/unknown component in XML serialization (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix tests on a system which doesn't have a 'categories.xml' (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix some compiler warnings with clang (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.7.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2014-09-08
Features:
* qt: Make it possible to build AppstreamQt against Qt5 (Aleix Pol)
* qt: Introduce a method to check if a Qt Appstream::Component is
fully initialized (Aleix Pol)
* qt: Make it possible to query the database for the components given
a package name (Aleix Pol)
* Improve generator performance by caching the short language code (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Print component id instead of package name in warning messages (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve loading of uncompressed distro-metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow manually defining the default locale for a data pool (Matthias Klumpp)
* dep11: Add validator for the DEP-11 file-format (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add basic function to convert AsComponent to XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* dep11: Implement DEP-11 data parser based on libyaml (Matthias Klumpp)
* Share icon-refinement and component-completion between all data providers (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* qt: Respect the global install paths set by the toplevel CMake file (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: get rid of "childrens" (Vladimír Čunát)
* Don't crash if no timestamp was defined (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix FTBFS with Clang (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Update architecture images to reflect reality (Matthias Klumpp)
* Install PK plugin into PK >= 0.9.x plugin path (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't crash in as_component_to_string() if no packages are set (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't crash when generating the database in case a component has no categories (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.7.0
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2014-07-16
Notes:
The AppStream code has been relicensed from LGPL-3+ to LGPL-2.1+
There have also been smaller API breaks in libappstream, see the
list below for information about that.
Features:
* Allow overriding of watched data dirs (Matthias Klumpp)
* More work on the cache-builder to be more flexible (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add DataPool helper class (Matthias Klumpp)
* Do some major refactoring on how the cache is created (Matthias Klumpp)
* validate: Process multiple files (Matthias Klumpp)
* Get rid of as_strv_dup (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for the "addon" component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for dbus provides type (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow fetching data by component type (Matthias Klumpp)
* Relicense to LGPLv2.1+ and GPLv2+ (Matthias Klumpp)
* Drop some deprecated API (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add some limited support for parsing legacy upstream metadata files (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement developer_name tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow querying the database for multiple component types with one query (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement 'languages' tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve code which loads urls from the database (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Correctly check for compliant localization of tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* Share database definition between libas and libas-qt (Matthias Klumpp)
* appinstall: Handle NoDisplay as well, and treat OnlyShowIn as compulsority (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Make it possible to compile only the Qt library (Matthias Klumpp)
* Optimize database generation process to save some time (Matthias Klumpp)
* asi: Don't use GObject class to handle the tool's internals (Matthias Klumpp)
* asi: Improve command syntax (Matthias Klumpp)
* asi: Further code improvements (Matthias Klumpp)
* Expose internal options for database and data placement to asi (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve database refresh API (Matthias Klumpp)
* tests: Make tests work standalone (Matthias Klumpp)
* vapi: Move to contrib, it's not static data (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update global categories definition (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for multiple package names per component (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Implement support for screenshots (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: More methods to retrieve components from the database (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Install gtk-doc documentation (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use XZ compression for release tarball (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use the same datasource-dir method for AsDataPool which was used for AsBuilder (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Parse the screenshot xml and store it in some relevant datatypes (Sune Vuorela)
* qt: Acually return the map built when converting UrlKinds to strings (Sune Vuorela)
* qt: Parse and handle the Provides part of the appstream data (Sune Vuorela)
* Some Qt cleanups after a review by Andreas. (Sune Vuorela)
* qt: Create a database constructor that uses the default system path (Sune Vuorela)
* qt: Adapt to multiple package names for a component (Sune Vuorela)
Specification:
* spec: Use UNIX epoch instead of YYYYMMDD for timestamps (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add new "languages" tag to distro XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add new component type: Addon (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Define a 'dbus' type as new 'provides' element (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Specify a developer_name tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Allow an update_contact tag in upstream-metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Allow /var/cache location for icons (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Allow multiple definitions of the 'pkgname' tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Hide multiarch install path section (Matthias Klumpp)
Documentation:
* docs: Add quickstart page template (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Export documentation by default (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Restructure application description and add quickstart page (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Explicitly allow the mimetypes tag in generic components (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Sketch section about translation (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Various fixes for the spec, add missing project_license to generic component (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Add Intltool translation Automake integration hints (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Sketch section about addons (Igor Gnatenko)
* docs: Fix some quirks in the distro XML spec (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Update app quickstart guide and add example screenshots (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Fix some bugs in handling of provides-items (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix some annotations & remove cruft (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update tests and fix a memory leak (Matthias Klumpp)
* validator: Improve handling of translated metadata files (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix issue when loading compressed metadata files (Matthias Klumpp)
* qt: Added 'const' to the description (Floris-Andrei Stoica-Marcu)
* Print a better result message on cache update in case of metadata errors (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix crash in AppInstall data provider (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove bogus g_free() of paths strv in ASXML provider (Matthias Klumpp)
* Get rid of explicit include of config.h (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix typo in appstream-index manpage (Sune Vuorela)
* validator: Only test if valid tags are empty (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make creating the Xapian cache at different locations work again (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove leftover cruft from config.h.in (Sune Vuorela)
* asi: Respect the no-color option (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.6.2
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2014-05-12
Features:
* Deprecate get_homepage in favour of get_url
* Store all urls in the database
* Split validation into new AsValidator for future extension
* Heavily improve metadata validator, add new as-validator binary
* Add methods to check if component is compulsory or in a specific category
* Add function to pretty-print description markup and use it in asi-tool
* Implement missing support for mimetypes
* Add manpage for appstream-validate
* Allow fast searching for mimetype handlers
Specification:
* spec: Use subdirectories for multiarch metadata
* spec: Exclusively use SPDX license tags
* spec: Update screenshot spec to reflect reality
* docs: Fix some quirks and issues
* docs: Rework url information as variablelist
* spec: Rename "manual" url type to "help"
Bugfixes:
* Ensure active metadata locale does not have an UTF-8 suffix
* Refine icon path/url detection for applications
* Deprecate idname and make Component header nicer to work with
* Fix bug in category-loading and display categories in the asi-tool
* Fix multiple potential crashes when parsing upstream metadata
* Make sure we don't use deprecated methods internally anymore
* tests: Run database tests on private db copy
* asi-tool: Fix small (but annoying) warning
* asi-tool: Adjust manpage to reflect reality
* validator: Create better log messages
Version 0.6.1
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2014-04-24
Features:
* Make AsMetadata handle (almost) all XML parsing (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add function to parse upstream metadata in AsMetadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add methods to set/get locale used for metadata parsing (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add function to load metadata from memory (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement a parser mode to abstract away differences in AS metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* Auto-generate Vala API file, if desired (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add functions to get a component by it's ID (Matthias Klumpp)
* Index terms for provided items (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow fetching components by the items they provide (Matthias Klumpp)
* Parse AppStream data in /var/lib/app-info/xmls (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement priority property (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Add priority property for components in distro-metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Fix libappstream pkgconfig (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make data-providers emit "component" signal (instead of "application") (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make translation possible again (Matthias Klumpp)
* Handle lib directory suffix on distributions like Fedora (Rex Dieter)
* docs: Fix examples to use the <releases/> tag correctly (Matthias Klumpp)
* Print error if compiled with -DVAPI, but no vapigen was found (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve documentation and annotations (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve API for provides-tests (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement strict parsing of the description tag in upstream metadata (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Fix the section on 3rd-party screenshot services (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.6.0
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Released: 2014-04-16
Notes:
This release breaks both the library API and the Appstream specification.
Please adjust your tools to work with Appstream 0.6, especially take a look
at the documentation for the new Appstream XML specification.
Features:
* Add new AsComponent class (Matthias Klumpp)
* Rewrote libappstream in plain C (Matthias Klumpp)
* client: Add option for detailed output (Matthias Klumpp)
* Use "kind" instead of "ctype" for component types (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement compulsory-for-desktop (Matthias Klumpp)
* Some refactoring, additions and improvements (Matthias Klumpp)
* Correctly handle component types according to the 0.6 spec (Matthias Klumpp)
* Bring back thumbnail support for ss.d.n services (Matthias Klumpp)
* client: Improve screenshot url display (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for <provides/> (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for <release/> (Matthias Klumpp)
* Some API future-proofing (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add helper to generate Vala VAPI file (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* docs: Initial documentation on components and lots of restructuring (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Add FontData meta-info spec (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Add description of input-method metainfo (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Some changes on ASXML for component-support (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Clarify font classifier (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Don't use specialized tags, everything is a component. Kill <id/> types (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: All upstream meta-info goes to /usr/share/appdata now (Matthias Klumpp)
* specs: Update Appstream example XML for latest changes (Matthias Klumpp)
* specs: Add new <architectures/> tag to Appstream distro spec (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add "origin" property for components tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Define icon repository (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Component-type is "desktop" for apps now (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add <releases/> parent for release tags (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Allow more url types (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Clarify how the description tag should be translated (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Hide fonts for now - the spec is not yet ready (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add component type for codecs (Matthias Klumpp)
* specs: Update project mission statement (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Use metadata_license instead of the BE version (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add note on multiarch-support (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Make parallel compilation possible (Matthias Klumpp)
* Allow compiling with -Wall -Werror (Matthias Klumpp)
* Prevent identifier collisions in the database (Matthias Klumpp)
* Some fixes for the introspection build process (Matthias Klumpp)
* Some basic fixes for the XSD schemes (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.5.0
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Released: 2014-02-23
Features:
* Parse screenshot data and make it available via library API (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add screenshot data to the Xapian database (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add function to dump screenshot data as XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* cli: Add colored output to the command-line tool (Matthias Klumpp)
* cli: Display some screenshot information, if it is found (Matthias Klumpp)
* cli: Allow the tool to trigger cache rebuilds (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add new API to return available screenshot sizes (Matthias Klumpp)
* Always compile tests (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve Xapian search capabilities (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Deprecate appcategory element in favour of category element (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Update architecture images (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Remove reference to OCS (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add caption for screenshots (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Always install appstream.pc in correct libdir (Matthias Klumpp)
* Always rebuild the database if watchfile is missing (Matthias Klumpp)
* Don't throw an error if we are on a system without the ASXML dir (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix some memory leaks (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix some strange vala compile issue with newer valac versions (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.4.0
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Released: 2013-10-20
Features:
* Include /var/cache/app-info as location for AppStream XMLs (Matthias Klumpp)
* Search for icons in the caches too (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove API for manually refreshing the Xapian cache (Matthias Klumpp)
* Remove refresh action from appstream-index tool (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement PackageKit plugin to refresh the cache (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement support for compressed AppStream files (Matthias Klumpp)
* Support all icon types in AppStream XML parser (Matthias Klumpp)
* Parse description tags in AppStream XML (Matthias Klumpp)
* Update database schema, breaking USC compatibility (Matthias Klumpp)
* Only rebuild AppStream Xapian cache if data has changed (Matthias Klumpp)
* Store app homepage and iconpath correctly in new database layout (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Document important parts of AppStream (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Document appcategories tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Add example XML for AppStream files (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Briefly describe the screenshot service (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Include preexisting architecture graphics and fix some quirks (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Specify how icons will be handled and which ones take priority (Matthias Klumpp)
Specification:
* spec: Add project_group element (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: The "remote" type is much more precise than "url" (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add documentation tag to the AppStream spec (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Enforce at least one id, pkgname, name, summary and icon tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Define and describe project_license tag (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add screenshots to the AppStream XML spec (Matthias Klumpp)
* spec: Add new compulsory_for_desktop tag (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Ensure that we have GI set up, before compiling libappstream (Matthias Klumpp)
* Set has_type_id=false for Xapian binding (Matthias Klumpp)
* Ensure we do always target the right GLib version (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix crash in AppStream PackageKit plugin (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.3.1
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Released: 2013-06-26
Bugfixes:
* Use a GPtrArray for search results
* Adjust unit-tests and client tool
Version 0.3.0
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Released: 2013-06-10
Features:
* Add command-line method to search for apps (Matthias Klumpp)
* Restructure code to clearly separate client and daemon (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make DBus API an internal implementation detail (Matthias Klumpp)
* Rewritten and more advanced XDG menu file parser (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implemented new Category handling (Matthias Klumpp)
* Many improvements in documentation (Matthias Klumpp)
* Implement API to access any AppStream-compliant screenshot service (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Fix creation of missing database (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make UAI more failsafe (Matthias Klumpp)
* Improve error handling and command-line output (Matthias Klumpp)
* Greatly improve search results (Matthias Klumpp)
* Fix translation template (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.2.0
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Released: 2013-03-15
Features:
* Add distro-agnostic category definition (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make DBus API more failsafe (Matthias Klumpp)
* Place Xapian cache in different directory (Matthias Klumpp)
* Add release script and release instructions (Matthias Klumpp)
Bugfixes:
* Kill some compiler warnings (Matthias Klumpp)
* Print error message if xmlto was not found (Matthias Klumpp)
* Make --nowait option finally work again (Matthias Klumpp)
* docs: Build C API documentation (Matthias Klumpp)
* Print better message if category dir is null (Matthias Klumpp)
Version 0.1.0
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Released: 2012-10-02
Notes:
* Initial release
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