AppStream Software & Library

Utilities to generate, maintain and access the AppStream Xapian database.

What is AppStream-Core?

AppStream-Core makes it easy to access application information from the AppStream database over a nice GObject-based interface. It uses a PackageKit plugin to automatically (re)generate the AppStream Xapian database of applications. The libappstream library can be used by a wide variety of programming languages (via GObject-Introspection). In combination with PackageKit in can be used to build Software Centers.

The AppStream utilities are beta software at time, and the API might change a lot during the development process. Please keep that in mind when using it!

Get it!

You can download the latest release here


Documentation for the AppStream project, including how to ship AppStream data with your distribution or application, as well as libappstream API docs can be found on the documentation pages.