Getting new packages into Ubuntu

Sebastien Bacher seb128 at
Mon Oct 10 15:13:53 UTC 2011

Le lundi 10 octobre 2011 à 16:09 +0100, Allison Randal a écrit :

> We essentially have three classes of packages in Ubuntu:
> - Lightweight applications, which I would encourage to apply through
> (i.e. Extras/ARB), and we can help the developer
> figure out if it makes sense to release through extras, submit upstream
> to Debian (possibly combined with an Ubuntu backport, depending on where
> we are in the cycle), or submit to main/universe.
> - General purpose system components, large applications, and everything
> else that isn't specific to Ubuntu. These should submit upstream to Debian.

Right, I totally agree with you on those.

> REVU isn't
> very actively used/developed at the moment.

Speaking for desktop where we get our share of new system components
every cycle they tend to be packaged by existant team members rather
than new comers, we also like better to use launchpad that REVU because
it fits better in our worflow (we can milestone, tag, subscribe people,
use our normal scripts and filter for emails, etc)

Sebastien Bacher

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