Software Center Screenshots for Third-parties

Registered by Michael Vogt on 2010-04-29

Add support for screenshots.ubuntu.com / softwarecenter to show screenshots for third party repositories (archive.canonical.com, mediabuntu, PPAs)

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Michael Vogt
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Canonical Foundations Team
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Proposed for maverick
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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- simple solution: work with screenshots.debian.net and provide patches to add package data sources like archive.canonical.com
- problem: this will not scale to PPAs

- alternative solution: provide meta-data in Packages or app-install-data (that moves to repository-archive-based-indexes) to point to the screenshot/screenshot site

Work items:
- add code to screenshots.debian.net so that it can look at e.g. archive.canonical.com: TODO
- add meta-data support into software-center for looking at user-defined screenshot sites (and think *hard* about the security implications of this): TODO
- alternatively: just allow screenshots in the pool/ dir: TODO

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