The Packaging Guide Needs Your Help

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at
Tue Aug 2 11:24:56 UTC 2011

The new Ubuntu Packaging Guide is nearing completion but needs your help.

Browse it at

Articles still to be written include

-traditional packaging
-working with Debian and upstreams

and in the knowledge base section articles needed on python, gnome,
syncing, PPA best practice.. infact any area of packaging you have
experience with.

This guide focuses on Ubuntu Distributed Development in the
expectation that will be the near future of packaging in Ubuntu, and
merge requests on UDD branches are easy enough to accept even for
teams who don't use it yet.  However there's still some workflow
problems with UDD that I think should be solved before this guide is
linked from e.g.

815854  merge-upstream requires patches to be uncommitted
816376  bzr bd-do for full source packages

Please do try using UDD and finding the workflow problems it has,
report bugs on bzr-builddeb and udd in Launchpad as appropriate.


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