Getting new packages into Ubuntu

Sebastien Bacher seb128 at
Mon Oct 10 10:03:44 UTC 2011

Le mardi 20 septembre 2011 à 16:10 +0200, Matthias Klose a écrit :
> not sure I do understand you. What reason did they give to have it in
> the
> distribution in the first place? 

Upstream don't care much about "being in the distribution" I think, what
they care about is to reach users and have their code easy to install.

It's maybe time that we start pushing upstream to get their softwares in and not in the distribution? The processes we use make
sense for the system components, not so much for random applications,
it's neither good for upstreams (too hard to get things in the archive
because we have higher quality standards that they might have), nor for
us (we often get to maintain things that are left unmaintained there).
What happens messaging that the archive is for the system components and
that third party applications should not aim to get there?

Sebastien Bacher

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