First, apologies for the direct email. I'm emailing you directly as you've been listed as the update contact in one or more AppData files. In future versions of the appstream-builder (the program used by distributions to merge all the AppData files in packages into AppStream metadata) we're going to be running a lot less crazy plugins. At the moment we're doing things like parsing .gir files, running nm on binaries and looking up things from arrays of hardcoded data just so we can try and work out what kudos the application deserves. This doesn't scale, and means the machine generating the metadata needs to have all kinds of extra build tools installed.
So, what do I want you to do? Basically, I would like you to:
Of course, you don't have to do a release with this fix straight away, and if you have a stable branch it would be a good thing to backport this as well. Nothing bad will happen if we run the automated tools with the kudos already set in the AppData file. If you think any of the other kudos might apply, please email me back and we can discuss any new additions.
When you've changed the file and committed, please email me back and I'll mark your application as completed. If you don't want to hear from me ever again just edit the <update_contact> in the AppData file and change it to somebody else. I'm not planning on emailing any of you again this year, so don't worry about me spamming you with even more work to do. If you don't add the manual <kudos> then your application will still be visible in the various software centers, but it may loose some of the stars it got auto-assigned.