.exe apps

Jonathan Carter jonathan at ubuntu.com
Fri Jul 6 17:28:16 UTC 2012

Hi Paulo

On Fri, Jul 06, 2012 at 07:09:31PM +0200, Paolo Rotolo wrote:
> I have found 2 .exe apps in the Ubuntu App Reviews branches:
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-app-review-contributors/ubuntu-app-reviews/guidecpubuntu/files
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-app-review-contributors/ubuntu-app-reviews/pivot/files
> What to do in this case?

It might be a good idea to put some policy around this.

IMHO, an .exe file that is meant to be shipped in extras should:

 * Comply with every other ARB requirement, it should be open source
 * It must also be built using open source tools, available in Ubuntu
 * It can't depend on any non-free libraries, sources
 * It should run satisfactory under Wine or Mono or whatever it's meant to run in

I guess if it can't satisfy at least those dependencies, it should be fine to just reject those.

I notice that there's not a board on Trello for rejected apps:

Perhaps there should be one so that we are aware of them?


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