Bug#840879: rosegarden: Please announce supported hardware using AppStream

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sat Oct 15 18:27:31 UTC 2016

Package: rosegarden
Version: 1:16.06-1
Severity: wishlist
User: pere at hungry.com
Usertags: appstream-modalias


The rosegarden package is one of the packages in the Debian archive that
should be proposed for installation when a given hardware dongle is
inserted or available.  Thanks to the appstream system, this can now be
announced in a way other tools can use and act on.  I've written the
isenkram system to ask the current user if hardware specific packages
should be installed when a new dongle is installed or already present on
a machine, and isenkram now uses appstream as one source for hardware to
package mappings.

You can read more about this on my blog, 
<URL: http://people.skolelinux.org/pere/blog/Using_appstream_with_isenkram_to_install_hardware_related_packages_in_Debian.html >.

Instructions on how to create the metadata XML file can be found in
<URL: https://wiki.debian.org/AppStream/Guidelines >.  There is also
<URL: https://wiki.debian.org/USB/GadgetSetup > with hints on how to set
up udev rules.

It would be great if you could add an appstream metainfo file to the
rosegarden package, with content similar to this:

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

This should suggest rosegarden when a MIDI audio device is available.

If there are other hardware ids or kernel modules also supported by the
package, please add those too. :)

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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