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==Examples==
==Examples==
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===Download.com===
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====Attributes====
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<dl>
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<dt>Application Name</dt><dd>Name of the application</dd>
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<dt>Current Version</dt><dd>Version of the application.</dd>
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<dt>Tagline</dt><dd>A short description of the application.</dd>
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<dt>Download link</dt><dd>Link to application download.</dd>
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<dt>File size</dt><dd>Approximate size of download in MB.</dd>
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<dt>License</dt><dd>License for software. May include price.</dd>
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<dt>Editor's Rating</dt><dd>Editor's rating out of five stars.</dd>
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<dt>Average User Rating</dt><dd>Rating out of five stars.</dd>
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<dt>Downloads</dt><dd>Total number of downloads.</dd>
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<dt>Requirements</dt><dd>A list of compatible operating systems.</dd>
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<dt>Limitations</dt><dd>Restrictions on use of the software.</dd>
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<dt>Date added</dt><dd>The date when download.com started listing the application.</dd>
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<dt>Product description</dt><dd>Long form description of application.</dd>
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<dt>Screenshots</dt><dd>Links to screenshots of the application.</dd>
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</dl>
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===Mozilla Addons===
===Mozilla Addons===

Revision as of 05:23, 18 November 2007

Contents

Downloads examples

Contributors

Examples

Download.com

Attributes

Application Name</dt>
Name of the application</dd>
Current Version</dt>
Version of the application.</dd>
Tagline</dt>
A short description of the application.</dd>
Download link</dt>
Link to application download.</dd>
File size</dt>
Approximate size of download in MB.</dd>
License</dt>
License for software. May include price.</dd>
Editor's Rating</dt>
Editor's rating out of five stars.</dd>
Average User Rating</dt>
Rating out of five stars.</dd>
Downloads</dt>
Total number of downloads.</dd>
Requirements</dt>
A list of compatible operating systems.</dd>
Limitations</dt>
Restrictions on use of the software.</dd>
Date added</dt>
The date when download.com started listing the application.</dd>
Product description</dt>
Long form description of application.</dd>
Screenshots</dt>
Links to screenshots of the application.</dd>


Mozilla Addons

Attributes

Extension name</dt>
The name of the extension.</dd>
Extension version</dt>
A numerical version number.</dd>
Extension author</dt>
Who created the extension with a link to their Addons profile.</dd>
Works with</dt>
Compatibility listing of browser(s) the plugin should work with.</dd>
Preview/Logo</dt>
An icon or screenshot(s) for the plugin.</dd>
Install now</dt>
Link to XPI file for installation (Mozilla browsers only).</dd>
Developer comments</dt>
Description of the plugin or installation instructions.</dd>
Version History</dt>
List of plugin releases with version numbers and release dates (with a link to complete revision history).</dd>
Reviews</dt>
A list of user-submitted reviews.</dd>
Discussions</dt>
A list of user-created discussions.</dd>


iusethis

iusethis provides RSS appcasts with Sparkle extensions. For example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss xmlns:blogChannel="http://backend.userland.com/blogChannelModule"
     xmlns:iusethis="http://osx.iusethis.com/ns/rss"
     xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/"
     xmlns:sparkle="http://www.andymatuschak.org/xml-namespaces/sparkle"
     version="2.0">
  <channel>
    <title>Appcast for iGTD</title>
    <link>http://osx.iusethis.com/app/igtd</link>
    <description>version history with a sparkle via iusethis.com</description>
    <language>en-us</language>
    <iusethis:universal>1</iusethis:universal>
    <iusethis:homepage>http://bargiel.home.pl/iGTD/</iusethis:homepage>
    <iusethis:developer>bartek:bargiel</iusethis:developer>
    <iusethis:usecount>517</iusethis:usecount>
    <iusethis:tags>GTD productivity get things done</iusethis:tags>
    <sparkle:appLicense>Freeware</sparkle:appLicense>
    <item>
      <title>iGTD 1.4.5.5</title>
      <link>http://osx.iusethis.com/app/versions/7961#ver_35136</link>
      <description><![CDATA[<p>... appcast description goes here ...</p>]]></description>
      <guid isPermaLink="false">35136</guid>
      <pubDate>Thu, 09 Aug 2007 09:31:55 -0000</pubDate>
      <enclosure url="http://bargiel.home.pl/downloads/iGTD.dmg" type="application/octet-stream"/>
      <sparkle:shortVersionString>1.4.5.5</sparkle:shortVersionString>
    </item>
    <!-- ... more appcast items go here .. -->
  </channel>
</rss>

Some notes about the RSS appcast:

Attributes

Application Name</dt>
Name of the application</dd>
Homepage URL</dt>
Link to homepage</dd>
Download URL</dt>
Link to file download</dd>
Appcast (Optional)</dt>
Link to Sparkle-RSS feed.</dd>
Developer (optional)</dt>
Name of the developer.</dd>
License</dt>
Dropdown list of these options: Freeware, Shareware, GPL, LGPL, BSD License, Charityware, Other Open Source, Commercial with demo</dd>
Keywords</dt>
Comma-separated list of keywords.</dd>
Description</dt>
Description of the application.</dd>
Universal binary</dt>
True/False for Intel/PPC compatibility.</dd>
Icon</dt>
32x32 pixel application icon.</dd>
Screenshot</dt>
Image of the application.</dd>


VersionTracker

Attributes

Application Name</dt>
Name of the application</dd>
Application Icon</dt>
Name of the application</dd>
Tagline</dt>
A short description of the application.</dd>
Current Version</dt>
Version of the application.</dd>
Developer Link</dt>
Link to developer homepage.</dd>
Developer Name</dt>
Name of application developer.</dd>
Rating</dt>
Rating out of five stars (per version).</dd>
Release date</dt>
Date of software release.</dd>
License</dt>
License for software.</dd>
Price</dt>
Price of software.</dd>
Downloads</dt>
Downloads listed separately for current version and overall.</dd>
Download link</dt>
Link to application download.</dd>
File size</dt>
Approximate size of download in MB.</dd>
Product description</dt>
Long form description of application.</dd>
What's new in this version</dt>
Unordered list of changes in the current version.</dd>
Operating system requirements</dt>
An unordered list of compatible operating systems.</dd>
Screenshots</dt>
Links to screenshots of the application.</dd>


MySQL Downloads


MacUpdate

Attributes

Application Title</dt>
Name of the application.</dd>
Application Icon</dt>
Icon for the application (64x64px).</dd>
Version</dt>
Version of the application.</dd>
Version history</dt>
Description of previous versions of the application.</dd>
Download link</dt>
Link to application download.</dd>
Short description</dt>
Short description of application (one-line).</dd>
Description</dt>
Long form description of application.</dd>
Requirements</dt>
An unordered list of compatible operating systems.</dd>
Keywords</dt>
List of keywords for the application.</dd>
Category</dt>
Single-selection from a rather extensive list of categories.</dd>
License</dt>
License for software; values: free, demo, shareware, commercial, updater.</dd>
Price</dt>
Price of software (USD).</dd>
OS</dt>
Classic OS and/or OS X.</dd>
Architecture (aka Platform)</dt>
PPC and/or Intel</dd>
Developer Name</dt>
Name of application developer.</dd>
Developer Link</dt>
Link to developer homepage.</dd>
Product URL</dt>
Link to external application homepage.</dd>
Developer Email</dt>
Email address of application developer.</dd>
Developer Phone</dt>
Phone number of application developer.</dd>
Screenshot</dt>
Links to a screenshot of the application.</dd>
Downloads</dt>
Downloads listed separately for current version and overall.</dd>
File size</dt>
Approximate size of download.</dd>
Release date</dt>
Date of software release.</dd>
Rating</dt>
Rating out of five stars (per version).</dd>


WordPress Plugins

WordPress generates plugin pages from a readme.txt file included with the plugin. It has its own validator and format standards.

Attributes

Plugin name</dt>
The name of the plugin.</dd>
Authors</dt>
Author field from the plugin file and Contributors field from the readme file.</dd>
Version</dt>
Version field from the plugin file.</dd>
Tags (as in categories)</dt>
Tags field from the readme file.</dd>
Last updated time</dt>
Time of last check in to the appropriate directory (trunk/ or the stable tag directory) after a version number change.</dd>
Creation time</dt>
Time of first check in.</dd>
Rating</dt>
A rating up to five stars.</dd>
Download link</dt>
The URL to download the plugin zip file.</dd>
Description</dt>
The description of the plugin.</dd>

From readme.txt

Contributors</dt>
WordPress.org usernames of contributors.</dd>
Donate link</dt>
Link for receiving donations.</dd>
Tags</dt>
Comma-separated list of keywords.</dd>
Requires at least</dt>
WordPress version requirements.</dd>
Tested up to</dt>
The latest version of WordPress the plugin was tested against.</dd>
Stable tag</dt>
The stable branch of the plugin to use.</dd>
Description</dt>
This is the long description. No limit, and you can use Markdown.</dd>
Installation</dt>
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working. Typically an ordered list.</dd>
Frequently Asked Questions</dt>
Questions and answers about the plugin.</dd>
Screenshots</dt>
An ordered list of screenshot descriptions; screenshot image files should be located in the same directory as readme.txt and named screenshot-#.(png|jpg|jpeg|gif).</dd>

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