Renaming the Packaging Guide

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Fri Nov 25 10:23:48 UTC 2011

Hello everybody,

with more and more efforts going into improving the app development
story and reaching out into areas that are less open-source-savvy, it
becomes more and more important to clarify that there's "app
development" and "platform development". Actually it gets more and more
important to explain that Ubuntu can be a platform for an app and that
the platform itself can be modified; we actively encourage developers to
get involved to improve the platform with us.

The Packaging Guide received lots of fixes and improvements in the last
few months and while packaging still is an important part of it, there
is increasingly more content around dealing with the infrastructure or
how development processes work.

I think it might be helpful to rename the Packaging Guide to something a
bit more clear, like Ubuntu Platform Development Guide or Ubuntu
Platform Guide or something along those lines.

What is your opinion on it?

Have a great day,

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