Ubuntu AppUpdate

Ryan Oram ryanoram at trentu.ca
Thu Jul 8 21:59:12 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 17:45 -0400 BST, Joao Pinto
<joao.pinto at getdeb.net> wrote:
> Why set up another project instead of participating in GetDeb ?
> What do you expect to achieve with "Ubuntu AppUpdate" that you can't with
> GetDeb ?

I believe I sent you an e-mail asking if your team wanted to
collaborate. (I sent one to the author of Ubuntu Tweak as well)

My main concern with GetDeb is that uploading packages to your service
doesn't seem to be a concrete or transparent process. I also would
like to encourage developers to make their packages using
Launchpad/PPAs as Launchpad requires all packages to be built using
pbuilder and has a number of safety checks in place.

I feel that an official and documented process for package creation,
testing and distribution is crucial. As such I have based the Ubuntu
AppUpdate process on Debian's process of pushing packages from
Unstable to Testing, while using Launchpad to make the documentation
readily available to users.

I would be more than happy to collaborate with your team, if you guys
are willing.


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