"Ubuntu Packaging Guide"

Barry Warsaw barry at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 7 22:03:24 UTC 2011

On Jun 06, 2011, at 04:21 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:

>I can remember several years ago that one of the great advantages of Ubuntu
>over Debian for the budding developer was that Debian had the New Maintainer
>Guide, and Ubuntu had nice short wiki pages that told you how to get started
>and hit the ground running.  I feel like the playing field has been leveled
>somewhat since then, but not in the direction I would've liked ;), because
>there is a constant pressure to add more documentation.  That's not a bad
>thing per se, but we need to be vigilant that we don't add this
>documentation in the wrong place.  The "quick start guide" should be the
>*first* place we direct new developers, with "would you like to know more?"
>links available for them to drill down into; and if more documentation needs
>to be added, it should be added on the individual detail pages.
>I think the Ubuntu Packaging Guide represents a great opportunity for this
>kind of refactoring to take place.  I don't get the impression that this has
>happened yet.



-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 836 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/attachments/20110607/dbb4711f/attachment.pgp>

More information about the ubuntu-devel mailing list