Getting new packages into Ubuntu

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Mon Sep 19 10:28:03 UTC 2011

Hello everybody,

with the help of the nice people on the Debian derivatives mailing list,
we updated

Particularly the section about getting a package into Debian.

The feedback I've got lately about getting new packages into Ubuntu is
that it's still quite complicated and you need unreal amounts of
patience to get your package in.

There's a number of different approaches you can take currently:

 - get it into Debian, sync from there
 - make use of the App Review Board process
 - make use of REVU
 - short-circuit by getting in touch with a team who sees an
   immediate need to get it in

Is there anything we can do to speed up the process and make it more
obvious how to proceed?

Thanks for your thoughts in advance.

Have a great day,

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