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Re: Nightly Linux Packaging Changes


A point of clarification: this is only master branch (5.99) builds. None of
these changes will be in stable releases until v6 (so they aren't in 5.1).


On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 5:38 PM Ian McInerney <Ian.S.McInerney@xxxxxxxx>

> FYI to all the packagers who work with the nightly packages on Linux, I
> have just merged in a set of changes overhauling the metadata naming and
> contents (https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/merge_requests/742).
> These changes make our files follow the standard file-naming system now
> (org.kicad.*), and also renames from an appdata file to a metainfo file
> (which is the new file we should be providing - since the appdata name is
> being phased out).
> You will probably need to update the packaging scripts accordingly (with
> the new metainfo directory, filenames, changed sed commands, etc). Let me
> know if you see any problems with this batch of changes.
> -Ian