arb-lint Update

Michael Hall mhall119 at
Tue Jul 3 13:25:26 UTC 2012

I think tools like this, that support people trying to get their apps
into extras, should be available in extras itself.  Ideally I'd like to
see Quickly in extras as well, but I know that'll be more of an issue.

Michael Hall
mhall119 at

On 07/03/2012 05:34 AM, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> 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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