Publish more of KDE's applications in the Microsoft Store
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The KDE Community now has an account on the Microsoft Store where we can publish our applications. We should make more of our applications available through it so more people can benefit from our software.
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lydia created this task.Sep 2 2018, 1:18 PM

Hello, I would be interested to have the elisa music player published on the windows store. How can I help to do it ?

lydia added a subscriber: vonreth.Sep 5 2018, 6:53 PM

Great! Can you create a sub-task for it like the other ones and then @vonreth can help as time permits.

Is there any tutorial about how to build our software to Windows and put it to Windows Store?

I need to praise once more Hannah's work :=)
I think we need to document somewhere better how to get access to the account for publishing stuff and the process.
I hope the Kate submission get's approved in the next days, then we can take a look how well it is perceived, given it has a theoretically much larger user group as target than e.g. KStars.

I need to praise once more Hannah's work :=)
I think we need to document somewhere better how to get access to the account for publishing stuff and the process.
I hope the Kate submission get's approved in the next days, then we can take a look how well it is perceived, given it has a theoretically much larger user group as target than e.g. KStars.

I would like also to praise Hannah's work and also the binary factory. If you get any doc or advice, I would be very interested to apply it to Elisa.

ognarb added a subscriber: ognarb.Sep 12 2019, 1:21 PM

Just been looking through the statistics we get from Microsoft and it appears that the following applications are quite popular on Windows:

  • Kile
  • Okular
  • Kdenlive
  • KDevelop
  • GPGME
  • KStars

In some cases the applications have thousands of users in the past 30 days.

The current applications seem to be perceived well.
Ratings are nice and downloads of >> 100 per day for Okular & Kate.

KonqiDragon added a subscriber: KonqiDragon.EditedOct 5 2019, 2:13 PM

Why KDE Applications on Windows not looks in Breeze style? Would kool to make unify Breeze style of KDE Applications in Windows, how it's made in Spotify, just make the Breeze theme as default in the KDE Applications on Windows, for example Krita has own theme on Windows, Linux and macOS.

It bothers me because in Windows KDE Applications look very ugly and unusual.


Why KDE Applications on Windows not looks in Breeze style? Would kool to make unify Breeze style of KDE Applications in Windows, how it's made in Spotify, just make the Breeze theme as default in the KDE Applications on Windows, for example Krita has own theme on Windows, Linux and macOS.

It bothers me because in Windows KDE Applications look very ugly and unusual.


Actually, the applications should try to fit there into the Windows style.

But you are right that at the moment the applications look not that perfect even with Windows style, especially if scaled :/

Perhaps using Breeze would improve the look and feel, are you interested in helping to try that out?

Ok, I was faster myself.
And yes, Breeze looks better, for scaled Windows stuff even more than for 1:1.

KonqiDragon added a comment.EditedOct 6 2019, 10:23 AM

Ok, I was faster myself.
And yes, Breeze looks better, for scaled Windows stuff even more than for 1:1.

Looks really kool, the Breeze icons are a good match with the Breeze color scheme.

In order to handle submission of next release of Elisa music player, I would be interested to get the needed access to the partner page.

I cannot promise I will have enough time to help for other applications.

In order to handle submission of next release of Elisa music player, I would be interested to get the needed access to the partner page.

> best create a sysadmin ticket for that.

And sure: already getting your app there is nice ;=)