arb-lint Update

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 3 09:34:40 UTC 2012


Hello everybody,

arb-lint should as of today (I just triggered a PPA build) do the most
important checks of apps. The only two open bugs right now are:

 - #1019213 Check if app is a docs or media submission
 - #1019216 Add code examples for fixed problems

To install it, simply:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dholbach/ppa
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install arb-lint

At some stage it'd be nice to have this turn up in the
~ubuntu-app-review-contributors PPA, would anyone of the ARB care to set
it up?

And to use it, simply branch an app, test-build it and call 'arb-lint'
in the source tree. (If the resulting .deb files are not in '..', pass
the directory with the binary packages as an argument to it.)

What we need now is examples of successfully fixed apps. It would be
fantastic to point to examples as part of arb-lint and would provide
valuable training to new App Contributors.

Any help would be appreciated.

Have a great day,
 Daniel

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