Bug#843215: fwupd: Please announce supported hardware using appstream
> I was mainly talking about the devices that can be found in this file:
> Those are a static set of devices not determined at runtime.
> I guess for those, prompting the user to install fwupd is a good idea.
On the contrary, I would disagree here. Those devices just show
information about the current firmware on the device from udev.
Prompting the user to install fwupd just to see this information
seems like a giant waste of time. The really valuable ones are
the ones that you can actually perform an update for.
> > If fwupd can be included by default in Debian I think a better experience
> > be had though.
> For proprietary platforms that seems like a reasonable idea but for
> fairly open platforms like ARM/etc, I would much prefer all firmware to
> be packaged for Debian and flashed using flash-kernel or similar.
Actually ARM platforms I think make a lot of sense too.
Fwupd can perform updates for USB type devices (DFU & Colorhug) that
can both be used with ARM platforms.
It also has specific support for Raspberry Pi FW:
> > So for now I think it would be better for isenkram to do one of these:
> > 1) Query fwupd for updatable objects if it's installed.
> That sounds like a good idea, could you file a bug with the details?
> I am not aware how that should work.
Actually in looking closer at this, this doesn't really make sense given
what isenkram does. It duplicates effort from what gnome-software
already does with fwupd.